W.G. Osborne Playground Safety Checklist
1. Make sure ground protective material is free of dangerous debris.
2. Check that protective surfacing extends at least 6 feet in all directions from play equipment. For swings, be sure surfacing extends, in back and front, twice the height of the suspending bar.
3. Make sure play structures more than 30 inches high are spaced at least 9 feet apart.
4. Check for dangerous hardware, like open "S" hooks or protruding bolt ends.
5.Make sure spaces that could trap children, such as openings in guardrails and between ladder rungs, measure less than 3 inches or more than 9 inches.
6. Check for sharp points or edges in equipment.
7. Check for tripping hazards, like exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, and rocks.
8. Check playgrounds regularly to see that equipment and surfacing are in good condition.
9 Carefully supervise children on playgrounds to make sure they're safe.
10. Report all damage and potential danger immediately..
Playground Safety CSA Standards
W.G Osborne can provide proof of current Playground Safety Inspector Certification issued by a credible organization. Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) or Ontario Parks Association, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) are credible Canadian organizations. Each of our inspectors have a solid, technical understanding of current CSA Standard for Children's Playspaces and Equipment. We are able to assess the risk of potential injury using the various surfacing performance testing devices and other playground equipment testing instruments described in the CSA Standard.
Osborne can service and repair most types of playground equipment, structures and designs, including,
Commercial Playground Systems
Commercial Metal Structures
Commercial Wooden Structures
Fitness Focused Play
Orbis Fitness Focused Play
Commercial Recycled Plastic Structures
Playground Component Add-Ons
Add On Slides
Tubes and Tunnels
Early Childhood Play Equipment