The Safety & Equipment Inspector is the only staff member that has the ability to remove a playground unit from use. If equipment is found to be unsafe, temporary fencing will be installed to indicate it isn't safe to play on. Temporary stoppages in the use of the equipment, due to COVID-19 protocols, should not include application of caution tape on the playground equipment. If the site wishes to make equipment temporarily unavailable to students, place caution tape around the shade structure posts and ensure proper supervision to indicate the equipment shouldn't be used.
The current playground inventory for CCSD is just over 700 playground units. Typically, you will have three units per school. Units are designed to be age specific.
All equipment must meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications as well as the National Program for Playground Safety standards (www.astm.org and www.cpsc.gov)
The Safety and Equipment Inspection section of Risk Management consists of one individual who is a Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI). In order to maintain certification, all hazards and resulting injuries must be addressed.
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is the regulatory agency that is required by Statute to inspect each playground every six months. Our Safety and Equipment Inspector works with SNHD to determine if closure of a playground is required or if emergency repairs can be made to continue use. (Section 5 of SNHD School Inspection Report)
Damaged equipment or surfacing should still be reported utilizing a work order so that the CPSI certified inspector can conduct a thorough inspection and determine the ability to repair. Based on the extent of damage, Facilities will determine how to proceed with repairs or replacement.
Monthly Playground Inspection Report
Electronic submission of monthly reports is coming soon! Check back for link.
For questions about the matrix prioritization, please contact Steve Johnston, Safety Coordinator, at 702-799-6496 ext. 5650 or at email@example.com.
All equipment must meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications as well as the National Program for Playground Safety standards. In addition, equipment can only be replaced with manufacturer approved items which typically are not manufactured for more than 15 years.
Playground Safety Flyer
Playground Heat Flyer
Contact Card - Safety and Equipment Inspection
Public Playground Safety Handbook - U.S. Consumer Product Safety
CommissionAmerican Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) www.astm.org
National Program for Playground Safety standards www.cpsc.gov