Complete the following questions from information found in the CPSC Handbook For Public Playground Safety and the National Playground Safety Institute publications. Submit this Quiz with your answers via email
1. The minimum age of a user for which public playgrounds are appropriately designed for is:
2. The majority of injuries which occur on a playground are caused by:
3. Describe the most widely used test method for evaluating the shock absorbing properties of a playground surfacing material.
4. What does the term "Critical Height" mean and how is it determined.
5. What is the definition of "Fall Height?"
6. Name a surfacing material which is NOT ACCEPTABLE for use under playground equipment.
7. What are the two basic types of surfacing materials acceptable for playgrounds? Give one example for each type.
8. Answer the following: Recommend a specific type of surfacing material and the required depth of material, for use under an eight foot slide.
9. Define the term "Use Zone" and what is the minimum use zone for all types of equipment.
10. Calculate the Use Zone for the front exit area of a 6 foot slide.
11. Swings should be attached to a composite structure (True or False)?
12. Play equipment should be separated by age groups of users. What are the three age groups.
13. Define "Entrapment" and what are the dimensions which are considered entrapment openings (distance between interior surfaces)?
14. How are protrusions tested for acceptability?
15. What is the proper rung width for a school age rung ladder?
16. For Pre-school age children, what are the heights which require handrails and what is the height required for guardrails?
17. What is the required height of a protective barrier for school age children?
18. What is the recommended diameter of a sliding pole?
19. What is the maximum speed of rotation for a Merry-go-round?
20. What is the minimum length of a transition platform found between the slide ladder and the slide bed for preschool-age and school-age children?
21. Name the two distinct types of swings.
22. What materials are recommended for use in swing seats?
23. Name two types of swings which are NOT RECOMMENDED for public playgrounds.
24. How many swings should be hung in each bay of the supporting structures?
25. What professional association sponsors a playground safety inspection certification and what does NPSI stand for?
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