With the meteoric increase in demand for innovation in open public spaces, it is no surprise that parks are being filled with larger, more thought-provoking playgrounds and interactive equipment. It’s this added complexity that appeals to children, challenges them, lets them explore their limits and develop cognitive skills through grip, grasp and complex problem-solving. It is the responsibility of play providers to ensure that children can develop these skills, not in a risk-free environment, but in an environment where desired risk is well managed and unnecessary risk is systematically identified, assessed and removed through inspection and maintenance. The cost of inspections and maintenance is a small price to pay for the community’s trust in your play provisions, and it is your best form of protection from potential litigation.
HOW CAN PLAY FORCE HELP?
Meeting the inspection and maintenance recommendations specified in the Australian Standards can seem quite a daunting task; however, through years of experience and countless hours inspecting and maintaining local government play provisions, Play Force has helped many playground operators meet such requirements in a hassle-free manner