SAFETY IN PLAYGROUNDSTHANKS TO OUR WORK, CHILDREN CAN PLAY SAFELY
Did you know that the first public park in Italy was built in Milan in 1936? Since then, great strides have been made to ensure the appropriate level of safety for children who attend recreational and recreational areas. Games are more and more inspirational but to do this the structures are more and more articulated and the materials of realization are many, with specific maintenance needs even if smaller than in the past.
Observing, monitoring and securing are essential fundamental activities in the maintenance of playgrounds. Regulations and devices exist and must be applied to guarantee the correct level of security in playgrounds and to avoid unpleasant civil and penal dispute, due to negligence and carelessness. A well-designed and well-maintained playground for public use will always be a safe area for wellness and entertainment.
THAT'S WHY, THE MAINTENANCE OF PLAYGROUNDS IS FUNDAMENTAL:
Guarantees the correct level of safety in the park as required by European regulations
Games last longer over time
The play area and the park remain beautiful and pleasant to live
Avoid the risk of legal disputes in the event of accidents (15,000 / year in Italy)
Prevention reduces costs
OUR TEAM IS IN CHARGE OF:
ANNUAL MAIN INSPECTIONS
GAME AREAS MAPS
Main inspection and mapping: once a year
The main annual inspections are the most important and must be carried out by companies certified as Italian Garden. They are intended to ascertain the overall safety level of the playground equipment, foundations and surfaces. On these inspections, particular attention must be paid to detecting the effects of atmospheric agents, vandalism, corrosion, wear and the non-conformity of the general safety level of the game.
The first inspection activity is an in-depth observation on site, combined with a mapping of all the play areas, and in turn a screening of all the play equipment in the park. Subsequently we prepare the relative monitoring form, indicating:
- Assignment of a Progressive ID number relative to each individual structure (if not already existing or missing)
- Location and name of the playground in question
- Type of equipment
- Year of Installation
- Verification of the stability of the structure and its correspondence to the UNI EN 1176 classification regulations
- Verification of free and falling spaces in accordance with UNI EN 1177 classification legislation
The next step is the preparation of a verification report, including any interventions to be carried out on the equipment and / or on the play area, provided in paper format and electronic. For the electronic format, a dedicated space will be created on our internet portal, where it is possible to access 24 hours a day with a confidential password and have the possibility to check and view the monitoring sheets, the verification reports and the technical sheets at any time and all the documentation ancillary to the services offered with historical archives.
Operational inspection: every 1-3 months
The operational inspection is a more detailed intervention to check the use and stability of the equipment, in particular to detect any wear. This inspection should be carried out every 1-3 months, or as indicated in the manufacturer's instructions or by competent personnel, given that it requires appropriate technical requirements.
Visual inspection: ordinary
Ordinary visual inspections are necessary and allow identifying obvious risks that may result from vandalism, use or atmospheric effects; for example, these risks can present themselves as fractured and chipped parts, broken bottles, syringes, etc.
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MAINTENANCE OF PLAYGROUNDS
The primary objective of playground maintenance is to reduce the risk of injury, in other words the safety of children. To do this it is essential that the owner or manager of the park follows a correct maintenance program that takes into account the results of the inspections.
Playground maintenance concerns both recreational and recreational equipment and the anti-shock flooring and should always include routine maintenance measures that allow the level of safety and function to be maintained constant and unaltered. Who is responsible for maintaining playgrounds? Companies like Italian Garden, with a team of specialized, competent and qualified employees to intervene in order to protect the park.
WHAT THE ORDINARY MAINTENANCE REQUIRES:
- Bolt tightening
- Repainting and reprocessing of surfaces
- Maintenance of synthetic or natural anti-trauma floors
- Lubrication of the joints
- Marking of equipment to indicate a finished surface level for bulk materials
- Removal of broken glass and other contaminating debris
- Adding bulk materials up to the correct level (for example, gravel or sand from shock-resistant flooring in natural materials)
- Maintenance of adjacent free areas
WHAT EXTRAORDINARY CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE REQUIRES:
- Replacement of fixing elements
- Welding and welding
- Replacement of worn and defective parts
- Replacement of defective structural elements
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REAL RISKS. SECURE PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS.
Every year many children are rescued due to accidents caused during the use of equipment located inside the playgrounds. Official statistics in Italy show over 15,000 accidents per year. Safety in playgrounds is therefore a hot topic of constant interest for public and private institutions. The causes can be innumerable, on one hand the instinct of discovery of the child, on the other the presence of crumbling equipment, lacking in maintenance and safety protection or inadequately subjected to checks and inspections.
The main causes of accidents are due to:
- Games that are obsolete and do not comply with the regulations in force.
- Equipment not correctly assembled, damaged or without maintenance.
- Presence of fixed obstacles (plants, street furniture, etc ...) not carefully evaluated for design.
- Lack of surfaces for impact absorption (free fall spaces and heights).
- Incorrect separation between the play area and other potentially dangerous areas.
In the event of an accident, however, the identification of responsibilities must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, between the manufacturer / distributor / importer, the users' escorts, or, in most cases, the administration and / or manager personnel of playground, which, was not fulfilling the minimum parameters required by the legislation.
The Italian Garden team is qualified and certified to support any public and private entity in the creation and management of a safe play area in every respect, thus complying with the requirements of the current European standard UNI EN 1176 and UNI EN 1177