A lack of mandatory standards for children’s playground equipment, inadequate playground surfacing and poor maintenance all add up to a recipe for disaster. According to this article from CBC News, more than 28,000 children are injured every year on playgrounds across Canada. The health benefits of playing and physical activity are important, but the risks of serious injury need to be addressed. Organizations like injury prevention group Parachute are advocating for ways to reduce those risks.
To learn more about ways to reduce the risks of injury, visit Parachute’s website.