Yards, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields,
courts, and pools should be inspected regularly for hazards and safety
issues. For additional information, see facilities management and maintenance in Facilities.
play, and other structures should be selected with care to avoid
anything with protruding hardware or openings that could trap fingers,
feet, hands, etc.
Areas under playground equipment must have surfaces that protect students in case they fall.
Once equipment is installed, ongoing maintenance and checks are essential; broken parts should be fixed immediately.
Consider fencing all yards, playgrounds, athletic fields, and courts for safety reasons.
Swimming pools shall be fenced and secured against unauthorized entry.
many locations, parish and school parking lots serve multiple purposes.
Locations shall develop a plan to ensure safety for vehicles and
pedestrians at all times. The plan should take into account the needs of
everyone at the location during all of the activities that require use
of the parking lot, particularly during school hours, after-school
activities, religious education, parish meetings, religious services,
and pick-up and drop-off times. Refer to the Safety Survey of Exterior Conditions and Operations: Self-Inspection Checklist for additional guidance.