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Playground Evaluation


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Playground Evaluation

  1. 1. First Presbyterian Church<br />Created by:<br />Jill White and Rebecca Peel<br />I took my information from the “Handbook for Public Playground Safety Book”<br />U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission<br />
  2. 2. About the Playground<br />Owned by the Church<br />Used by children in the church <br />This is a private park that is used by the church<br />The size of the park is small<br />
  3. 3. Layout of Playground<br />
  4. 4. The Playground<br />
  5. 5. Surfacing <br /><ul><li>Protective surfacing
  6. 6. Loose-fill surfacing
  7. 7. Has debris from storm
  8. 8. Sticks
  9. 9. leaves</li></li></ul><li>General Hazards<br /><ul><li>No protruding bolts
  10. 10. No protective caps (if there are suppose to be) </li></li></ul><li>Hazards cont.<br /><ul><li>Rocks in the play area
  11. 11. Could snag cloths
  12. 12. Could cause tripping
  13. 13. Obstacles in the play area
  14. 14. Loose toys
  15. 15. Sticks</li></li></ul><li>Hazards cont.<br /><ul><li>Exposed questionable part
  16. 16. Sharp stick
  17. 17. No sharp corners or edges
  18. 18. No exposed moving parts</li></li></ul><li>Deterioration of Equipment<br /><ul><li>Missing parts on doll house
  19. 19. Benches are made of plastic (therefore no splinters)</li></li></ul><li>Deterioration cont.<br /><ul><li>No missing signs
  20. 20. Equipment has rust</li></li></ul><li>Security of Hardware<br />Having somebody come and inspect the playing equipment will prevent injuries. <br />This slide was loose at the top right corner. <br />
  21. 21. Drainage<br />The water drained well off<br />of this landing pad.<br />Water seemed to stay gathered at the bottom of this slide. <br />
  22. 22. Leaded Paint<br />This metal train has some paint starting to deteriorate. Kids could accidently get chips of this paint on their hands and transfer this to their mouths. Could result in lead poisoning. <br />The wood on this pavilion could probably use some chemical treatment to help strengthen the wood. <br />
  23. 23. General Upkeep cont.<br />Trashcan is full and ready to be taken out.<br />It is wise to have some kind of maintenance program. This lady is cleaning up around the playground and inspecting for hazardous materials that could injure a child. <br />
  24. 24. A Day on the Playground<br />Rebecca is having fun at the playground!<br />Jill is hanging out in the fire truck! <br />
  25. 25. Findings<br />Strengths<br />Mats at the bottom of slides<br />Safe playground equipment<br />Movable toys<br />Plastic benches instead of wooden<br />Weaknesses<br />Old toys that had rust or paint chipped<br />A lot of the same equipment instead of diversity <br /> A lot of movable toys<br />
  26. 26. Suggestions…<br />Maybe add some swings<br />