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  • Children using playground equipment can experience many health, social and cognitive benefits. 
  • Although children sometimes fall from playground equipment, you can reduce the risk of injury by keeping an eye on your children, encouraging the use of age-appropriate equipment and allowing them to explore creative but safe ways to move.
  • Make sure there is a suitable surface beneath and around all play equipment, that has been tested in accordance with Australian Standard AS 4422.

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Reviewed on: 08-07-2019