School playgrounds don't get much, if any, use during the summertime, making this a fantastic time for upkeep and repairs. Caring for this through summer helps ensure that your indoor playground business is as secure as you can and in excellent condition for the approaching school year.
Can an Inspection
Take care to perform a comprehensive review of your school playground, or have a specialist inspector do so. You should also search for any litter or debris on or around equipment that could be a danger for children. Be conscious of any repairs that are required, and that means you may have these taken care of before the school year starts. Doing a review may also help you find possible problems with playground equipment that could develop during the college year.
Even minor issues with school playground equipment can become large ones who can put kids in danger when they're playing. Whether you have a broken swing or some components that are badly worn or loose, make arrangements to have repairs done during summer when there aren't too many kids around.
Assess for Storm Damage
When intense storms roll through during summer, they can leave behind debris which could be hazardous, such as big branches. You may also detect damage to playground equipment from hail or wind-blown debris. Clear away any debris that has fallen on or near equipment, and also have storm damage fixed.
If your college park has a fence around it and chairs or other seating, don't forget to look at their condition. Fences may have holes or bent parts that need to be repaired. For instance, wooden seats might want to be sanded to eliminate worn down areas that could give children splinters.
Eliminate Tripping Hazards
Assess around playground areas for possible tripping hazards, such as large rocks or tree roots. These hazards must be removed to decrease the risk of falls.
The surfacing material for your college playground should be in good shape, which helps lower the chance of severe injuries, such as head trauma or broken bones. This material should offer enough cushioning to lessen injuries if kids fall or trip. If any parts of the surfacing material are worn or uneven, they should be raked, repaired, or replaced. Loose fill surfaces, like wood fiber or rubber mulch, compress over time and may need to be topped off with additional material.
Bees, wasps and other insects might build nests on park equipment during the summertime. Have any nests you locate removed by pest management professionals, and that means you can make sure this is performed safely. In the event of honey bees, a few regional beekeepers may be eager to eliminate nests for you for free so as to help maintain bee inhabitants.
Spending time doing repairs and maintenance on your college playground this summer is a great way to make sure that it's ready for routine use once the new school year starts. If you have older equipment that needs to be replaced, contact us for more information. We provide custom, commercial playground structures that are made in the U.S. and simple to install.