Importance of Proper Maintenance
Regular maintenance helps keep playspaces safe, clean and looking great. Without proper maintenance inspections the below conditions could arise:
- Improper depth of safety surfacing
- Fasteners not properly torqued
- Missing or worn hardware
- Worn chain and rope
- Worn bushings on swing hangers
- Worn bearings on spinning components without grease applied to bearings
Regular maintenance checks can help you avoid these situations and help keep your playground open! These instructions should guide you during normal inspections and maintenance and help you determine the frequency of inspection needed based on the age of your users, surfacing type, materials and environmental factors.
Maintenance and cleaning are both important aspects to keeping your playground ready to use and be loved by your community. Remember to only follow the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning surfaces – happy cleaning!