This is our final installment in our series on back-to-school safety in 2017.
- Make sure your school has someone who monitors the playground at all times.
- Playground equipment should be surrounded by shock-absorbing material that is at least nine inches thick.
- Protective surfaces should extend six feet in all directions around playground equipment. For swings, it should extend twice the height of the set.
- Be watchful of sharp edges or points on equipment.
- Alert the school if you notice anything strange about playground equipment at your child’s school.
- Spaces that can trap children, such as openings between ladder rungs, should measure less than three and a half inches or more than nine inches.
- All elevated surfaces, such as ramps, should have guardrails to prevent falls.
In this series:
- Staying Safe on the Way to School
- Driving Safely Around Schools
- Clothing and School Supplies
- Playground Safety
The Cleveland Police Foundation, in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police and the Ohio Crime Prevention Association present these tips so citizens can help to make our community safer.