As some degree of climbing will be involved with a slide (as well as the fun bit of sliding down!), you don't want children falling, especially if the slide wobbles due to it not being suitable for certain weights/ages.
So when you're choosing a slide, you need to look out for:
- Slides that have sides that are high enough to prevent falls.
- Guard sections and hand grips at the top of the slide, as these will help prevent falls.
- Slides that have access ladders and steps securely fixed to the side, so children won't have accidents getting onto the equipment.
Reproduced courtesy of www.SafeKids.co.uk - child safety advice and how to choose child care
When installing the slide ensure that the ground clearance around it is adequate so that children won't crash into an item/structure thereby hurting themselves.