Indoor playgrounds nowadays have a lot more to offer, and those who use indoor playgrounds (primarily children, of course), now have a range of choices that include the typical and standard ball pits and slides but also some innovative and novel play equipment such as sensory games and interactive equipment. Indoor play areas are especially popular during the winter season as the weather outside, as we all know, can be quite cold and windy. But if you are the proud owner of an indoor playground centre or are still thinking of opening one, it’s up to you to make sure that your centre is properly maintained during the winter season as well – even more so, because you are bound to have a greater number of users. So how can you keep things in check in your indoor playground whilst it’s the winter season? Let’s find out.
Make sure the floor is dry at all times
People will be trekking in from outside, and they are sure to enter your space with wet boots and shoes. One of the foremost things you can do to ensure the safety of everyone is to make sure the floor is dry at all times. Check for leaks, if any, and inspect areas which may potentially hold puddles. Make use of rugs and mats as well, and ensure that you have more than one mop to wipe up any spills or puddles, especially at the entrance.
Maintain the best procedures
It is also essential that you follow – and maintain – the best procedures in your indoor playground space. This means being organised with cleanups and maintenance tasks and duties, and when it comes to the maintenance of your indoor play equipment, be sure to ask the manufacturer regarding any special procedures you have to follow.
A good indoor playground supplier can provide you with the proper steps for regular maintenance, for instance, and they should be able to give you the right recommendations in regard to prolonging the life of your equipment. Don’t forget to have your staff do daily inspections of your equipment as well, especially before you open your doors to the public. Every one of your team should have an assignment – for instance, one person can be in charge of checking the trampoline area, whilst another is in charge of checking the ball pit, slides, and so on. This way, you can be more efficient and ensure that everything is thoroughly checked and assessed.
Call in the experts
If you find anything faulty with any of your equipment, try not to fix it on your own. Whilst you may have the best intentions, it’s still better to have the experts address the problem. This is not the best time to be a DIY expert, especially at the risk of everyone’s safety. You may think that you are saving money if you try to handle it on your own, but consider the consequences if anything goes wrong, which could be costlier in the long run.
Do a test run
Once everything has been checked, do a test run. By doing a test run, you will know for sure that everything is in proper working order. Have your staff test the equipment themselves, and if all is good, then you can open your premises and give fun and enjoyment to everyone.
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