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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


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902 - General Hazards

 

  1. The area shall be free of hazards or potentially hazardous objects.

  1. All equipment installed on or after September 1, 1997, which is designed to be permanently anchored, must meet and be installed according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards which are in effect at the time of the installation of the equipment.

  1. Equipment which requires anchoring shall be properly anchored so that anchoring devices are below ground level. This equipment shall offer a variety of activities.

  1. All fasteners, including S-hooks, shall be securely tightened or closed.

  1. There shall be no sharp points or splinters on any equipment.

  1. To prevent entrapment in equipment accessible to children, there shall be no opening(s) between 3.5 and 9 inches. [Effective 1/1/2000]

  1. The only trampolines allowed will be mini-tramps used under direct supervision.

  1. Slides shall not have any spaces between the platforms and the slide surface.

  1. Hard surface materials such as asphalt and concrete shall not be used under and around anchored playground equipment.


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