Thursday, August 16, 2007

Playgrounds leading cause of injuries at school



The school playground is the hot spot for school injuries but good supervision can make all the difference. Download the free Peaceful Playgrounds Supervision Training Program and train your supervisors today.

Three out of four playground accidents occur on public playgrounds, including school facilities, as opposed to backyard play equipment. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues guidelines for playground surfacing and age-appropriate warning labels on playground equipment. Some of those guidelines are mandatory in 15 states under state law.

Nothing can take the place of active supervision and proper training of playground supervisors is a must. Teachers and playground monitors are the key component in keeping kids safe. Simply being in the same place as the children isn't necessarily supervising. Kids on a playground need an adult's undivided attention and active intervention to keep kids safe.