Cleaning the Playground
Cleaning and sanitizing your public playground equipment, picnic tables and benches is a critical step to maintaining it. Regular cleaning makes it safe for public use and is essential for the health of your staff, volunteers and visitors.
Cleaning and sanitizing measures are a proactive way to prevent the spread of germs that kids and others leave behind … and that their hands and feet pick up and spread.
How do you properly disinfect public playground equipment?
Superior Recreational Products and Grounds for Play provided cleaning instructions for cleaning playground equipment and site furnishings.
Regular cleaning of your spaces should also include picking up trash and debris, which can not only present an eye sore but lead to safety hazards, too.
Safe Practices to Decrease Exposure in Public Spaces
Promote safe practices to reduce the potential for exposure including:
- Avoid gathering in groups.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Avoid touching your face.
- If you’re sick with any ailment, stay home.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- When in public, maintain physical distancing of at least six feet.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
- Clean your hands with a CDC approved hand sanitizer after touching public equipment.
Resources for You
- Playground Safety Tips
- Playground Maintenance
- Playground Inspection Checklist
- Guide to Playground Hazards
MaxPlayFit makes it easy for you.
We can help with all phases of your project, including: