ปัจจัย ๓ ประการ ที่ต้องคำนึงถึงในการสร้างสนามเด็กเล่น
๑. พื้นที่ มีขนาดเท่าไร เพียงพอกับขนาดเครื่องเล่นหรือไม่
๒. ประเภทเครื่องเล่นที่ต้องการ เป็นแบบไหน เครื่องเล่นเหล็ก เครื่องเล่นพลาสติก หรือเครื่องเล่นไม้ แบบชุดใหญ่ หรือชุดเล็ก ในร่มหรือกลางแจ้ง
๓. งบประมาณ ตั้งไว้เท่าไร จะได้แมทกับประเภทเครื่องเล่นในข้อ ๒ และพื้นที่เพียงพอไหม ตามข้อ ๑
ดังนั้น เมื่อ ๓ ข้อข้างต้น มาแมทกัน ทุกอย่างก็ลงตัวค่ะ จะได้สนามเด็กเล่นตามต้องการค่ะ
๑.การติดตั้งลงพื้นดิน จะขุดหลุมลึก 50 x 50 ซม.
Playing fields are the best places for young kids as well as matured persons. Apart from playing, these fields are also suitable for a wide range of activities such as relaxing, eating, fun making, etc. Playgrounds instill extra energy, freshness and concentration in the human body.
In these days, kid's playgrounds are constructed from different types of materials such as iron, steel, aluminum, wood, etc. For the safety of the little ones, kid's playground surfaces are made from soft grass, plastic, rubber & fiber products. Use of hard and inflexible material like stones or iron in the children's playground is not recommended as children might get injuries on these surfaces while playing, jumping or moving.
Planning Your Playground Project and
Our representative will work with you every step of the way to plan a playground to match your needs and dreams perfectly. Several areas impact the final design and need to be incorporated into your initial planning. We offer complete sales, delivery, installation, safety surfacing, safety inspections, maintenance and repair of playground equipment.
AGES OF CHILDREN WHO WILL USE THE PLAYGROUND
Toddlers, preschoolers, primary and intermediate aged children all have somewhat different developmental levels. Wherever all ages play on a playground, it is best to have a separate structure for each age level. Typical age groups for play area equipment are 2-5 and 5-12.
We can configure a playground to almost any shape. We will need an exact scale drawing of your play area to make sure our proposal fits your space. Ensure you consider safety areas around play equipment. A good rule of thumb is to plan for a clear area of at least 6 feet around all equipment. Shared safety space varies depending on the type of equipment.
We can work within almost any budget or may recommend stand-alone events if your budget preludes a large playstructure. We can recommend a lease-purchase option if your desires exceed your short-term budget or work with you to secure outside funding and grants. We will work with your budget but please do not keep us in the dark. We cannot fulfill your needs without all the information. When planning your playground you need to include costs for installation and safety surface material. We can furnish a proposal including all these items.
Do you prefer steel, plastic, wood or a combination of materials? Which specific activities do you want on your playground? What kind of safety surface do you like? Do you want a standard configuration or a custom design? Your Outdoor Fun Store representative will work with you to pick the appropriate standard structures or design ones that are just right for the children you serve.
We will work with you every step of the way to get your dream playground designed, ordered, delivered and installed properly with an appropriate safety surface. This will ensure your children will experience years of active and safe developmental play.
Home Play Area Safety and Maintenance Tips
Install and maintain a shock-absorbing surface under and at least six feet around your play equipment. Over 70% of all play area injuries are caused by falls to the surface. Check with your Outdoor Fun Store representative about free safety surfacing quote for your play area.
Never attach -- or allow children to attach -- ropes, jump ropes, clotheslines or pet leashes to play equipment. Children can strangle on these. If ropes are part of the Play Set design, they should be secured at both ends.
Check play equipment and surfacing regularly to ensure both are in good condition. Check for potential hazards like open "S" hooks, protruding bolt ends, sharp points or edges, worn swing seats or chains, frayed climbing ropes, etc. Repair or replace items at the first sign of deterioration.
Check all nuts and bolts for tightness at the beginning of each season and twice monthly during the usage season. Replace when necessary.
Check to ensure slides are fastened securely to the fort deck.
Apply a quality stain or sealant every 2-3 years, or as needed, to keep your play set looking its best.
Look for spaces that could trap children, such as openings in guardrails or between ladder rungs. These spaces should measure less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches.
Ensure platforms, bridges and ramps have guardrails to prevent falls.
Remove tripping hazards, like exposed footings, tree stumps, branches and rocks.
Keep children from walking close to, in front of, behind or between moving items.
Dont let children twist chains or ropes, since this may reduce the strength of the items.
Teach children to use equipment in the intended manner, including sitting in the center of swings with their full weight on the seats. Help them understand that it is dangerous to get off equipment while it is in motion.
Ensure children are dressed appropriately. Wear well-fitting shoes, and avoid wearing ponchos, scarves and loose-fitting clothing which can be potentially hazardous.
Keep children from climbing on equipment when the equipment is wet.
Supervise children carefully on play equipment at all times to ensure they remain safe.
Provide proper surfacing under swingset swings.
Falls from swingset seats onto a hard surface are responsible for more than 70% of the injuries sustained on playgrounds. Improper surfacing under swing seats is the leading cause of many of those injuries. Appropriate materials for use under swing seats would include wood fiber/mulch, pea gravel and sand. Another option for use under swings would be synthetic surfaces such as rubber tiles or mats. Loose fill material such as mulch should be maintained at a depth appropriate for the height of the equipment. Cushioned surfacing under swingset swings should be provided under all equipment and its fall zones. Therefore, it should be extended a minimum of six feet in all directions from the perimeter of the equipment.
2. What type of setting? Apartments, Churches, Daycare, Subdivisions or Schools.
3. How many children at one time? Playground Designs will vary depending on number of children that will be playing on the set.
4. What special needs or disabilities should be considered? Proposed legislation mandates that portions of all new playsets and playgrounds be accessible to children with disabilities.
5. What is the exact area size and shape? Your equipment will have an actual area size and a protective area size.
6. What type of surfacing will you be using under playsets? What depth? Protective surfacing, the area under and around the play equipment, should be soft enough to cushion a fall. We recommend 9" to 12" of surfacing for every playset. Never install playground equipment over concrete or asphalt. It may result in serious injury or death from falls.
7. What type of activities would you like to see in your playgrounds? Slides, crawl tubes, activity panels, roofs or climbers.
8. Do you want independent play activities? Swings, seesaws, freestanding slide, activity panels, sand tables or spring riders.
9. Do you need site amenities? Park benches, picnic tables, litter receptacles, or bike racks