Equipment Do’s & Don’ts Walkthrough

Equipment Do's & Don'ts Walkthrough

Making a play area safe means not only having play equipment that is fun for children, but also ensuring it is the correct type of equipment, is installed properly and well maintained, is age appropriate and easy to supervise.

The “walkthrough” that follows will review and explain some playground equipment “Do’s and Don’ts”, and also provides links to useful resources.


The pictures on the following pages may depict some items and/or situations which are hazardous or unsafe. They are intended to assist in the identification of unsafe situations, and therefore may not represent “best practices”. If you have questions about any of the pictures or the situations depicted, please contact us at


A "Walkthrough" refers to "walking through" or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a correction will appear with additional guidelines, recommendations and resources.