On The Front Lines of School Playground Safety

Earlier this month, I got to spend time with 75 dedicated people who commit themselves on a daily basis to child safety on busy San Jose school playgrounds. Because of our long-standing relationship, the San Jose Unified School District had invited me to speak at a playground safety training with their playground supervisors. At the training, I gave an overview of playground regulations in California, and showed the supervisors what to look for when making pre-recess inspections of their schools’ play equipment and safety surfacing. We discussed the Landscape Structures unique compression clamp system, the hardware used on play structures, and the potential for wear where there are moving parts. The training was fun and informative for everyone – me included – and was consistent with Ross’ goal of staying connected to our customers.

By Ewing Philbin

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