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A Study on the Safety of Children's Playgrounds in Seoul : Comparisons between Sangsang Children's Playgrounds & General Children's Playgrounds

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2012, 8(4), pp.103-124
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

윤선화 1

1한국생활안전연합

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ABSTRACT

This study examined playground equipment and facilities of Sangsang children's playgrounds and general children's playgrounds in Seoul and analyzed the use of KPS mark in accordance to the safety regulation by the law and the safety of playground equipment, facilities, and environment. The subject of this study was 100 general children's playgrounds and 100 sangsang children's playgrounds in Seoul. By utilizing SPSS 17.0 program, the collected data analyzed by frequency & percentile, Chi square analysis. The results were as follows. First, the most popular types of playground equipment were Slide(53.3%), Swing(44%), and Spring/Rocking equipment(40%), and sangsang children's playgrounds had much more various types of equipment than general children's playgrounds. Second, the condition of KPS Mark display on the equipment was as follows; Merry-Go-Round (95.7%), Climber (94.6%), and other equipment (89.3%). Most equipment that displayed KPS Mark was found in sangsang children's playgrounds. Third, the safety of playground equipment and facility was not in good condition; e.g., prohibiting use of broken equipment, repairing or replacing broken equipment, repainting old equipment, maintaining the level of cleanliness of wastebasket. The safety management of sangsang children's playgrounds was relatively in good condition than that of general children's playgrounds.

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