Playgrounds and kids just go together. Kids are drawn to the fun and freedom of the playground and the opportunity to run around and act like kids. When – instead of having fun on the playground – your child is injured, it can be especially traumatic. In fact, there are several injuries that are common to playground accidents.
Playgrounds are built for children, and thus, should be safe for children. This means that playgrounds should be well-designed and well-constructed, well supervised (in the case of school playgrounds), and adequately and routinely maintained. There are several factors related to such maintenance that play important roles in keeping playgrounds safe for children: