Kidsafe NSW promotes child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children.

Playground Hazards

COVID - 19 UPDATE
As of Friday 15 May the Covid 19 restrictions are easing in NSW.
It is still very important to remember that we must observe the public gathering rule of no more than 10 still applies.
 
Watch out for the quieter times and  follow the required precautionary measures:-
• when using outdoor equipment you should maintain social distancing
• exercise caution, wash hands before and after using public utilities and equipment 
• be ‘strict’ role models for children at this time when it comes to personal hygiene, and 
• if you or the children are unwell  or displaying symptoms, please stay home
 
Check here for updates:
Is Your Playground Safe?

Most playground injuries can be prevented or reduced in severity through careful planning, design and maintenance of the playground and play equipment. Together with supervision of children at play, these factors will ensure that the playground is a safer and more enjoyable place for all who use it. The following hazards provide a brief overview of what to look out for in any playground or play area:Playground

  • Hard surfaces under equipment
  • Inadequate falling space/impact area and playground surfacing
  • Lack of maintenance, broken or faulty equipment
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Potential entrapment
  • Pinch points and sharp edges
  • Protrusions and tangling hazards
  • High platforms without barriers
  • Inappropriate use or play
  • Trip hazards
  • Overcrowded play areas
  • Contaminated with dangerous items such as broken glass and syringes