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Standard of Care. California Health & Safety Code §115725-§115730 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pub. No. 325 Handbook for Public Playground Safety American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1487

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Standard of care
Standard of Care

  • California Health & Safety Code §115725-§115730

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pub. No. 325

    • Handbook for Public Playground Safety

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1487

    • Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for PublicUse

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1292

    • Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1951

    • Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

  • Americans with Disabilities Act


Types of playground inspections
Types of Playground Inspections

  • Routine and periodic – high frequency

  • Comprehensive – low frequency


High frequency inspections
High Frequency Inspections

  • Identify hazards and routine maintenance tasks such as litter, surfacing, maintenance, vandalism, and proper equipment functioning

  • Daily, every other day, weekly

  • Inspect area for general and obvious hazards

  • Immediate corrective actions for routine maintenance tasks

  • Less training and experience required


High frequency inspection forms
High Frequency Inspection Forms

  • Playground name

  • Time

  • Date of inspection

  • Weather conditions

  • Name of inspector

  • Name of person who corrects hazard

  • Date and time of corrective action


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High Frequency Inspection Forms

  • Codes for conditions and corrective actions

  • Supervisor name (printed, signed)

  • Date supervisor signed and received the inspection form


Comprehensive
Comprehensive

  • Low frequency

  • Determines compliance with current safety guidelines and standards

  • Focuses on compliance with the standards of care

    • CPSC Pub. No. 325, Handbook for Public Playground Safety

    • ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for PublicUse


Low frequency inspection forms
Low Frequency Inspection Forms

  • Playground name

  • Time

  • Date of inspection

  • Weather conditions

  • Name of inspector

  • Name of person who corrected hazard

  • Date and time of corrective action


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Low Frequency Inspection Forms

  • Codes for conditions and corrective actions

  • Supervisor name (printed and signed)

  • Date supervisor signed and received the inspection form


Playground signage
Playground Signage

  • Separate children into age appropriate activities

    • Preschool (ages 2-5)

      • Tot lot

    • School age (ages 5-12)


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Playground Signage

  • Encourage public to report playground hazards to the City

  • Explain rules and regulations

  • Hours of operation

  • Requirements for small children to have adult supervision

  • Specific playground equipment rules


Playground signage2
Playground Signage

  • Place signs at entry points to the play area

  • Place specific playground equipment rules near the entry area for that piece of equipment

  • Is typically a large sign with easily read lettering and yellow background

  • Use universal pictograms


Playground inspectors
Playground Inspectors

  • On-the-job observation skills

    • Trained and tested at various playground sites to observe skill levels and decision making

    • Audited by supervisor on playground safety inspection program

  • Use playground safety inspection forms

  • Follow playground manufacturer equipment inspection schedule.

  • Identify training resources for playground safety

    • Attend playground safety instructional seminars

    • Attend a Certified Playground SafetyInspector (CPSI) course


Playground maintenance
Playground Maintenance

  • Follow

    • Standard playground equipment repair procedures

    • Playground equipment manufacturer maintenance instructions schedule

    • City playground safety maintenance program

  • Perform specific maintenance duties

    • Conditions of equipment

    • Environmental hazards

    • Surfacing materials


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