Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.2 Play Area/Playground Equipment

6.2.2 Use Zones and Clearance Requirements

6.2.2.2: Arrangement of Play Equipment


All equipment should be arranged so that children playing on one piece of equipment will not interfere with children playing on or running to another piece of equipment. All equipment should be arranged to facilitate proper supervision by sight and sound.
RATIONALE
Collisions between children utilizing different pieces of equipment more often occur when equipment is inappropriately placed (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
6.1.0.1 Size and Location of Outdoor Play Area
6.2.2.1 Use Zone for Fixed Play Equipment
6.2.2.3 Location of Moving Play Equipment
6.2.2.4 Clearance Requirements of Playground Areas
Appendix HH: Use Zones and Clearance Dimensions for Single-and Multi-Axis Swings
REFERENCES
  1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 2008. Public playground safety handbook. Bethesda, MD: CPSC. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.