SafeWork SA has commenced a state-wide compliance campaign focusing on managing the risks associated with creating a safe play environment for children at childcare centres, and schools.

Playgrounds and nature playgrounds encourage children to learn positive risk-taking behaviours and develop safety competence.

SafeWork SA want to encourage play in a safe environment free from hazards.

SafeWork SA inspectors will be auditing play areas both in metropolitan and regional areas, primarily focussing on childcare centres and schools.

Audits undertaken will determine if appropriate control measures are in place to protect children from injury, including regular maintenance checks of equipment.

Inspectors will educate playground operators to ensure they are informed of their work health and safety obligations, responsibilities and how to appropriately manage risks.