I am thinking about installing a swing set in my backyard. What are some things I should consider?

August 26, 2010

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers comprehensive guidelines and a safety checklist in its Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook (.pdf file). The handbook covers everything from anchoring to fall protection.

The National Program for Playground Safety also offers tips, play-area planning and other resources for residential equipment, as well as guidance for child care, elementary schools and youth organizations.