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Periodic Safety Checks and Audits for Community Parks

This Park Security Checklist will help Park Managers remain mindful of things that can impact the look and feel of your park, as well as its safety and security. Conduct frequent field checks and safety inspections of recreation facilities, play equipment and grounds by using this checklist which includes some preventive measures you can take.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Periodic Safety Checks and Audits for Community Parks

This Park Security Checklist will help Park Managers remain mindful of things that can impact the look and feel of your park, as well as its safety and security. Conduct frequent field checks and safety inspections of recreation facilities, play equipment and grounds by using this checklist which includes some preventive measures you can take.

    Improve park security: Just like with any other facility maintenance, you can deter potential thieves by installing security cameras in strategic locations around the park.

    Perform periodic safety checks and audits: The safety and security of children should be a top priority for your team. You don’t want to spend time dealing with different compensation claims.

    It’s therefore important for your maintenance team to take preventative measures to constantly inspect the playground area, checking for:

  • Excessive equipment wear and deterioration

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The presence of pests, rodents, and insects

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Highly-allergenic plants (poison ivy, poison oak

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Tripping hazards

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Shaky or loose play equipment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Loose or missing items (like fasteners, bolts, nuts or screws

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Excessively sharp edges on play equipment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Metal equipment that has become excessively rusty or torn (it’s generally advisable to avoid metal play equipment altogether)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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