February 8, 2023

Starting from the fundamental assumption that all the leisure areas are made with playful equipment in accordance with and in compliance with all the safety conditions provided for by current legislation, and used with common sense, let us now analyze in detail the various facets concerning an arduous argument interpretation and execution: maintenance of public or private recreational or recreational equipment.

Who is responsible for the maintenance of play equipment

The first important aspect to be analyzed is the identification of the subject in front of him to implement and guarantee the safety, under every aspect, of the equipment and consequently of the play areas. For the 먹튀검증 of the playground this is important.

There are no well-established or equal rules for everyone, but every territorial reality, every Public Administration, every manager, must give itself a very precise program of checks to be carried out and periodic checks, a method to record every minimum observation, as well as any operation that it is carried out on the single game as for example in the case of repairs, cleaning, etc., whether it is for public or private use.

After the installation of the games and the consequent opening to the users of the park, the responsibility for what could happen is obviously the manager in charge of the control, who has the obligation to carefully check the equipment present in the park, to keep them safe and functional finding and obviously eliminating all possible anomalies. In the event of accidents, the park manager can make claims against the manufacturer only for “constructive” faults but not for deficiencies concerning maintenance.

The person responsible for equipment or play areas “freely accessible to the public”, such as those in public parks or hotels or condominiums or kindergartens or schools, etc. is called the “manager”.

The current legislation

The standards dictate the indispensable requirements for the safety of playground equipment and the characteristics of the floors and walls of the surfaces surrounding the recreational areas.

It is advisable to take into account at least two basic assumptions when planning a playground or recreational area:

  1. The games must be approved and comply with the European standard EN 1176
  2. The surfaces on which the toys will be installed comply with the European standard EN 1177

Another suitable and recommended alternative hypothesis is to use an anti- shock flooring to cushion impact or accidental falls, made with the use of rubber and polyurethane fiber tiles.

According to current legislation, each play area must have its own inspection program which depends on several factors: on all the frequency of use, the type of equipment installed, the air pollution present in the given area, the level of vandalism that it is recorded in the area, the position in which the park is located, if we are in coastal locations or mountain localities and finally the age of the play equipment.

Furthermore, the manufacturer is obliged to provide information regarding the modality and frequency with which the playful equipment will be inspected, as these timing changes from one manufacturer to another even for the same range of play.