Signup for our newsletter and get the latest within Playground Medic!

Links You May Be Interested In
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has developed guidelines for public playground safety. You can download a copy of the current guidelines or you can just read them on-line. Note: you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software to download the documents.
The ASTM is an organization of professionals providing standards for everything from carpeting materials to concrete. Standards for safety information for public playgrounds was published by ASTM as in Standard F-1487 (Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use). These Performance Standards nearly mirror the CPSC Guidelines and are used by our inspector during and inspection of your playground.
Visit the National Program for Playground Safety at the University of Northern Iowa. This site contains helpful information on playground safety, accessibility, fund raising and links to many other sites.
Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas is very important when evaluating your playground. You can view the Guidelines for play areas and the updates on playground surfaces at this site.
The National Playground Safety Institute is a program of the National Recreation and Park Association. It is the only national program that certifies Playground Safety Inspectors. The web site has information on certification and playground safety issues.
The Play and Playground Encyclopedia - a complete play and playground information resource!