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Last Reviewed September 2014

Safety

Playground Safety

Playground safety

Playgrounds are places for fun! Children have the opportunity to explore, develop a variety of skills and to interact with other children. However, some playgrounds can be unsafe and children can get hurt.

More than 28,500 children are treated for playground related injuries across Canada each year.

Since 1982, there have been 18 playground deaths in Canada. Children between the ages of five and nine are at an increased risk for injury due to their developmental stage and inability to assess dangerous behaviours.

Check out these playground safety tips to help you keep your child safe in a playground.

For more information:

Region of Peel - Public Health
905-799-7700
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to speak with a Public Health Nurse

Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216


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Revised: Thursday October 02 2014

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