To celebrate National Playground Safety Week, we have created this page of playground safety resources you can share with your friends and colleagues.
Playing it Safe During Playground Construction
Like you, LuckyDog Recreation takes playground safety issues seriously and because we work in public places like schools and city parks, we come by “safety” from a playground contractors perspective. This perspective has made us acutely aware of the need for work zone safety. After all, we build playgrounds for kids so naturally, our work zones are kid magnets.
Here are some things we do to keep you safe at a LuckyDog construction site:
Playground Safety Inspections are Mandatory
In January of 2000 federal laws were put in place to ensure that all playgrounds undergo safety inspections. The law gives the exact regulations that must be followed by playground owners and operators. This includes proper training of all individuals involved with designing, installing and maintaining playgrounds. And did you know you have hired the CPSI’s at LuckyDog to do you playground safety inspections? When LuckyDog is on the job, you can rest easy knowing your playground contractor is experienced, licensed, insured, and bonded.
Playground Injury Fact Sheets as PDFs
The Utah Health Department has put together very useful fact sheets of statistics you can use in safety awareness and planning:
What You Can Do
Playgrounds don’t become safer all by themselves. They need people like you to take action!
Share these Playground Safety Checklists:
Contact the Governor
Ask Governor Herbert to declare Utah Playground Safety Week to co-inside with National Playground Safety Week. By signing a declaration, the state shows support and promotion of safe playground environments for children. Because all residents are asked to observe declarations, everyone will become more aware of playground safety issues and able to take action.
Together we can make this happen!
Teach Playground Safety All Year Long!
Invite Slyde the Playground Hound to give his “Play Smart, Play Safe” message to your school. Contact us so we can put together a Slyde safety program for you.
Become a “Friend of Slyde” for safety tips and fun resources for teaching playground safety.
Share Slyde’s message today! Download, copy and share these fun “Slyde the Playground Hound” coloring pages:
Get more playground safety coloring pages from Slyde.
In Pursuit of Safe Play!
Nicole Stoddard and Rhetta McIff – Utah Playground Safety Representatives