The first day of winter is less than a month away! With winter comes a whole new set of playground safety challenges. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Pay extra attention to things like scarves, long ties on jackets or other loose string-type things on children’s clothing. These items can become stuck on equipment and cause a choking hazard!
- Be sure to check equipment for ice and snow build-up.
- Remember that when playground safety surfacing becomes frozen it is no longer effective and may not provide protection if a child were to fall.
Children should continue to go outside to play during the winter months. However, there may be times when playground equipment cannot be safely used so be sure to have alternate activities for children!