Our Children’s Future Is Important
Is Your Playground Safe?
We are responsible playground care inspectors
Responsible playground care consists of a comprehensive audit, inspections at regular intervals, routine maintenance and proper record keeping. Our certified inspectors are trained in all aspects of playground inspection.
A playground cannot be assumed to be compliant based upon its age or condition of its warranty. An inspection by a third party playground inspector is the best way for you to verify an installation has been done correctly. In a court of law a report and compliance certificate by an independent third party means a lot more than the installer saying, “looks good to me”, assuming they are still in business. As the owner operator routine inspections by an independent third party provides you with a layer of insulation from litigation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines and the standards set by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) are used by our inspectors to identify hazards. We can identify deficiencies before they result in injuries.
Between 2001 and 2008 an average of 218,851 preschool and elementary school children per year received injuries on playgrounds that resulted in emergency room treatment.
Roughly 79% of these injuries are caused by falls to the surface. This makes the playground surface a priority and your most important single investment.
Inspector Playground is fully trained, equipped, and insured. We inspect all features of your facility.
Early Childhood Qualified
Surface Impact Attenuation Testing
Surface Impact Testing
Seventy percent of all playground injuries occur as a result of falls to the safety surface.
Safety standards for protective surfacing whether it be unitary or loose fill has been established by the American Society of Testing and Materials. At this time ASTM F1292 requires the peak deceleration of the head during impact does not exceed 200 times acceleration due to gravity (Gmax) and the deceleration of the head during impact and the time duration over which the head decelerates (HIC) not exceed 1,000. Results in excess of this are likely to cause traumatic brain injury. TBI
The playground owner operator is responsible for these standards to be met in the field.
Manufacturer’s certifications relate to test methods and procedures on specific samples. They do not always reflect the performance of an installed playground.
The owner operator is required have an inspection completed at the time of installation and on a regular basis.
Purpose of Inspections
There are two good reasons to have your playground inspected. The first reason is to help keep your playground safe. You do not ever want an accident to happen on your property, it is bad for the injured and it is bad for you and your business. The second reason is to help protect your company from lawsuits that may occur if your equipment is not up to standards. A certified inspector can check your playground for things that cause accidents, like environmental damage, that you would not see otherwise.
Our Children's Future Is Important
Make sure your playground is safe.
We are certified by the National Playground Safety Institute and registered with the National Recreation and Park Association.