Playground Maintenance & Inspection

Playground Maintenance & Inspection

Playground Maintenance gives an overview of the fundamentals of preventing playground hazards. The course illustrates the most common hazards, as well as nationally-recognized standards for playground equipment. The course details important fall-surfacing criteria to minimize playground injury as well as proper use zones for playground equipment. Inspection checklists are also covered.

  1. Full Course - 19 minutes
    This version is designed for school staff.
Course Authors
Susan Hudson, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Hudson is the Educational Director of the National Program for Playground Safety, a non-profit organization committed to improving the safety of playgrounds for children. Widely recognized as the leading experts on playground safety, NPPS routinely provides training, safety assessment, certification, and other consulting services for school districts and municipalities across North America. Dr. Hudson has presented nationally and internationally on playground safety and design. She has also authored many articles on playground design.