Keep your playgrounds safe and protect your legal interests.
Below are valuable sources for playground safety information:
• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Handbook on Public Playground Safety contains the standards that you need to know, in an easy-to-read format.
• International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). If you’re considering buying playground equipment, it should be from one of IPEMA’s members.
• National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI). NPSI conducts research on playground safety and administers the training and licensing of Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSIs).
• American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM writes technical playground standards that complement (in most cases) the CPSC Guidelines.
• National Program for Playground Safety. Another good soruce for playground safety information.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has some information about playground safety, including a helpful factsheet about playground injuries.
• ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG). The Americans with Disabilities Act is concerned with equal access to facilities, however it’s relevant to playground use and ownership.