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The slide is very dangerous and now full of rust

Reported in the Play area safety issue category anonymously at 11:53, Fri 21 June 2019

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 1669463.

The spinning play equipment as you can see has no rubber bungs on the ends of the metal bars which are lethal for small children

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:04, Thursday 11 June 2020

  • It’s not possible to add rubber bungs to this spinner; it met the design standard on installation and it was installed for older kids. The spinner passed it’s latest annual inspection.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:29, Monday 15 June 2020

  • ‘Thank you for your comments. Please be assured that the play equipment is regularly inspected by trained operatives as per Rospa guidelines. If any of the equipment was dangerous we would remove it from service. We are aware of the surface rust on the slide and the spinner is meant for older children and the manufacturer doesn’t make rubber bungs for the ends. As required, end of life equipment is replaced. This site is planned to community asset transfer to Radstock Town Council. This has been slowed by the P19 pandemic but is still the most likely outcome.’

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:13, Tuesday 16 June 2020

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