Playgrounds have been places of fun and excitement for children of all ages for many years. They are often found on new build estates as builders and local communities look to find ways to get children outdoors and interacting with their peers. It is important that these playgrounds are built in a safe way and working with Playgrounds Gloucester companies such as www.greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/playgrounds-and-parks/ is a great place to start.
There are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account when aiming to keep children safe on playgrounds.
Age – the age of the children who are going to be using the playground needs to be taken into account when choosing the equipment pieces. Some playgrounds will specify the age range that the equipment is suitable for and will ask for older and younger children to be kept out of these areas.
Flooring – children who play on playgrounds will inevitably fall over at some point. This is one of the many reasons that the flooring of the playground needs to be considered carefully. One of the most popular choices is a rubberised flooring that allows the children to bounce slightly when they fall.
Dogs – having dogs running around where children are trying to play can be a recipe for disaster and this is one of the many reasons that children’s playgrounds are dog free zones. It also allows children to play without fear of them falling in any dog faeces.