Ensuring a safe environment for nurturing of children is as vital to parents as it is to the service providers. But still, no one will settle for some shabby space in the place of a playground, so you need to think of something creative as well as safe. It doesn’t matter if it is an indoor playground design for a school, mall, or daycare facility, safety first any other thing follows.
Before commencing on the project, you need to think of a design as its complexity makes it crucial. Way before the place is set for construction, the choice of equipment you would use and the space set up is necessary if the objective is to come up with a safe and delightful environment for a playground.
Below are a few tips for designing a safe indoor playground:
Apply caution while choosing the playground equipment
Check the safety standards cautiously and ensure your supplier is reliable in the manner that they have a commendable history of strong safety advocacy. Do not opt for a used device as it may have a shorter lifecycle; since it has already been used, and some may differ with the current standards of safety.
Ensure that the playground isn’t crowded
Provide a good space for the kids’ interaction that doesn’t involve them bumping on each other while playing. Ensure that the area accommodates the equipment and some extra space surrounding it.
Consider the kids’ age
Considering the age-appropriateness of the play space is important. This is because what may occur to be safe for older kids may not be safe for toddlers.
Maintenance of the equipment
You may think that having designed the playground you are done and now you can relax. No. That’s just half of what you are expected to do. After the play space has been put in place there is a need to take note of the following safety checklist:
- Assess the play area regularly: Inspect surfacing, the main equipment, and the area that surrounds the equipment for any disorientation or wear out. Repair if there is any.
- Understand the procedures that are needed for the maintenance of the equipment: Ensure that you read the information on the manual that comes with the playground equipment. Engage in consistent communication with the representative to comprehend how to carry out the maintenance.
- Establish a plan for maintenance procedure: This ensures that nothing goes unnoticed. Formulate a schedule then stick it on a visible space. In the schedule accommodate a place for noting down when inspections, maintenance, and repairs were done and the next time the product may have to be repaired again.
A parting shot
Safety is always vital especially when it involves kids. A safe indoor playground for kids is a great way to help in the promotion of well being of children. Happy kids equal happy parents; that’s a win-win situation.