Child sustained fatal injuries at playground! – When was your playground last inspected?

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park.

The equipment had not been inspected for over 20 months and the investigation by the HSE found that if regular inspections had been carried out any defects could have been noticed and rectified, preventing the rotten equipment from falling on her.

Two important questions for anyone in charge of a playground in any setting: –

Do you know when your playground was last inspected?

Do you know what your playground inspection report says and have any highlighted actions been rectified?

For full details on the story please follow this link to the HSE Article