Posts by Amy Plank

Rules for Safe Play

Summer is here and you may have decided to put a new Rainbow Play System in your backyard, or maybe you already have one.  Here are Rainbow’s rules for safe play so you can enjoy that play system! IT IS RECOMMENDED that no more than 10-12 children, not exceeding a combined weight of 1,800 pounds, play…

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Selecting Protective Surfacing

Selecting Protective Surfacing One of the most important things you can do to reduce the likelihood of serious head injuries is to install shock-absorbing protective surfacing under and around your play equipment. The protective surfacing should be applied to a depth that is suitable for the equipment height in accordance with ASTM F1292. There are…

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Choosing a Location for Your Play System

It’s April and that means tax return time.  What better time than now to purchase a new Rainbow Play System! When selecting your play site, always keep the child’s safety in mind. Here are some recommendations that should help you achieve a safe play area. The play system should be located on solid level ground…

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Maintenance of Your Play System

To ensure safe enjoyment of your Rainbow Play System for years to come, follow these maintenance tips: At the beginning of each usage season and twice each month, check and tighten as needed (but do not over tighten causing the wood to crack) all nuts and bolts. Acorn nuts should be tightened to 5 foot pounds…

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Playground Safety Checklist for Parents

February is here and that means that spring is right around the corner. Kids will be getting outside to play. That means lots of time at your local park on play ground equipment or even in your own backyard on your Rainbow Play System. Each month we will give you new play ground safety tips…

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