A playground safety audit is something you will need to have on hand and available upon request. It will include all documentation including receipts, records of maintenance, injury reports and certificates of compliance.
When the inspector completes the initial safety audit, the baseline will be created which will measure against all-future periodic inspections.
Things we will be looking at include:
- Fall heights
- Use zones
- Age appropriateness
- Specific non-compliant and compliant equipment issues
- Safety signage
- Fencing if required
- ADA compliance
Periodic inspection schedules should be developed based upon the unique characteristics and equipment of the playground. Typical playgrounds are inspected daily, monthly and biannually. It is recommended that your playground be inspected by a certified CPSI annually and checked for faults against the condition of the last inspection and the baseline at the time of the initial audit.