Nature play spaces should be fun and exciting, providing challenges and risk to children while not exposing them to danger. Risk-taking is an essential part of children’s development and play spaces should encourage children to stretch their abilities, challenge themselves and provide inspiration for future play. The aim of playground safety standards is to prevent serious accidents and to lessen the consequences of occasional mishaps that may occur in children’s pursuit of expanding their level of competence. A playground safety check, or audit, is an important part of creating a safe, fun space for kids to learn and explore.
Two Playground Safety consultancies operating in WA are:
Play Check - Play Check specialises in providing playground safety inspections, design consultation and safety inspection workshops.
KidSafe WA - Kidsafe WA provides playground consultation and audit services, information sessions and workshops.