Explanation of the Pictograms

Dear user, the following overview gives an explanation for each pictogram on the sign in the selected language. We wish you a pleasant and incident-free time on the playground. The team of Massstab Mensch.

<strong>Do not wear bike helmets when using a device (danger of strangulation).</strong><br>The size of openings in playground equipment ensures that a child’s head can pass without restriction. This measure currently is between 89 and 230 mm. If the size of the head is enlarged, e.g. by a helmet, the child may get stuck in the opening due to the helmet. The strap of the helmet, which certainly must not open, may cause serious risk of strangulation. Wearing a helmet on the playground therefore is not a protection, but a risk. For this reason helmets on playgrounds are a taboo and have to be taken off.
Please explain this to your child and watch out for your child not wearing a helmet.<strong>Do not wear bike helmets when using a device (danger of strangulation).</strong><br>The size of openings in playground equipment ensures that a child’s head can pass without restriction. This measure currently is between 89 and 230 mm. If the size of the head is enlarged, e.g. by a helmet, the child may get stuck in the opening due to the helmet. The strap of the helmet, which certainly must not open, may cause serious risk of strangulation. Wearing a helmet on the playground therefore is not a protection, but a risk. For this reason helmets on playgrounds are a taboo and have to be taken off.
Please explain this to your child and watch out for your child not wearing a helmet.<strong>Do not wear long items like lanyards, strings or scarfs around the neck when using a device (danger of strangulation).</strong><br>On playground equipment there must not be any points, where cords, scarfs or lanyards might get caught. Once moving, there is (almost) no possibility for the child to stop. If cords or lanyards get caught in such equipment, there is a serious risk of strangulation.
Please make sure that cords on clothes are short and lanyards and scarfs are worn under a jacket or are taken off when playing at the playground.
Tip: Use lanyards with a defined breaking point.<strong>Do not leave cigarette filters on the playground (risk of poisoning for small children).</strong><br>Cigarette ends in the sand playing areas are a high risk for toddlers. The filter of a cigarette may contain a deadly dose of nicotine for small children. Swallowing a cigarette filter causes a high risk of poisoning for a small child. Therefore cigarettes should not be stubbed out nor dropped in the sand playing area. Please make sure that especially the sand playing areas for toddlers are free from cigarette ends and other garbage. For the good of the children please refrain from smoking in these areas.

<strong>No faeces of animals please (danger for health).</strong><br>Sand playing areas are for playing and for having fun. No one wants to touch the remnants of an animal. Feces of dogs and cats may contain parasites, which children can take up into their body via hand-to-mouth contact. Please make sure that your four-legged friend does not misuse the sand playing area and remove any remnants if necessary.<strong>Please do not leave any objects in the falling area.</strong><br>Underneath many playing devices there are shock-absorbing floor-elements. These prevent from injuries in case of falling. Hard and sharp-edged objects like toys, stones, branches and more in the falling area not only limit the shock-absorbing effect but also increase the risk of injuries.
Please make sure that there are no hard or sharp-edged objects or remove those.<strong>Please do not leave any cullets at the playground.</strong><br>Cullets of broken bottles constitute a considerable risk of injuries. Many times these are not easily visible, because they are covered with sand or other loose material. Those are particularly dangerous in the playing area of toddlers or in the falling area of a playing device. If bottles get broken on a playground, it should go without saying that the shards are removed. Please help to eliminate those risks. You are welcome to announce any damage under the given number on the playground sign.<strong>Please do not leave any cullets at the playground.</strong><br>Cullets of broken bottles constitute a considerable risk of injuries. Many times these are not easily visible, because they are covered with sand or other loose material. Those are particularly dangerous in the playing area of toddlers or in the falling area of a playing device. If bottles get broken on a playground, it should go without saying that the shards are removed. Please help to eliminate those risks. You are welcome to announce any damage under the given number on the playground sign.<strong>Alcohol and drugs are prohibited on the playground.</strong><br>Playgrounds are protected areas. Children can test their respective skills and potentials in a comfortable and pleasant environment. It is easily comprehensible that this will go wrong if influenced by alcohol or drugs. Therefore one should refrain from consuming alcohol or drugs on the playground. The remnants of this consumption like empty bottles or syringes may not disposed on the playground as well. Please help us providing this and address users of the playground where appropriate. For assistance you are welcome under the number on the sign.<strong> Please do not play football/soccer.</strong><br>Soccer for many children is the preferred leisure activity. Who does not dream of becoming a well known soccer star? This often is accompanied with loud noise – balls are flying back and forth. That’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Therefore please use the specifically designed areas for football. There you find enough space for playing, without “bringing down“ or disturb other users of the playground.<strong> No bicycle riding please.</strong><br>Bicycling is a great way for children to move around. It extends the radius of action, new areas are opened up and discovered. However, riding a bicycle on a playground is not without danger. On the one hand, it is more likely to fall due to the sand or other loose material on the ground, on the other hand the risk of a collision with other children also is very high. A playground is not an obstacle course. In addition, dismounting spontaneously from the bike, in order to use a playground device is probable. If the bicycle helmet is not taken off, there is a high risk of strangulation. Please use the designated paths for cycling. This avoids anger and strife. The playground remains a place for everyone and a place for undisturbed playing.<strong> No inline skating please.</strong><br>Inline skating and roller skating are beautiful activities. You can easily experience speed. But braking is often more difficult, especially if there is sand or fall protection material on the ground. In order not to endanger yourself, it is important to wear the proper protective equipment. In order to avoid collisions and because there is a surface on which it is much easier to "roll", you should skate on places specially made for skating / scooters. This would help to avoid anger and strife. The playground remains a place for everyone and a place for undisturbed playing.<strong>No dogs on the playgroud please.</strong><br>Dogs and cats are good companions and often the best friends of man. But not everyone knows your pet as well as you: Some people even are afraid of animals. Small children still lack the experience and they consider a foreign four-legged friend as a "cuddly toy". Not every animal can handle this and trying to defend itself, it may bite. Please respect that this place is designed for children to play. Please stay away from the playground with your four-legged friend. This would help to avoid anger and strife.

<strong>Please avoid high loudness.</strong><br>Music is a matter of taste - what pleases someone, another person may not like at all. Some users of a playground come to read in peace. Sometimes it's relaxing to just hear and perceive nature. This is difficult or impossible with loud music. Please respect each other, for example by either switching off your music or adjusting the volume so that not all present people are forced to listen. This would help to avoid anger and strife and by this means the playground remains a place for everyone.<strong>No camping please.</strong><br>A playground is a place to play, to try yourself out, to develop your skills. Here you can do training, running and playing hide and seek. At a campground it looks different: people want to stay here undisturbed, everywhere there are ropes and pegs for tent attachment. Just as you can not play ball anywhere on a campground without causing trouble, so you can not camp anywhere. Please set up your tent in the places meant for camping and areas where you will be undisturbed. Please respect that this place is mainly for playing.<strong> No barbecue and open fire please.</strong><br>A playground is a place to play, a place to test one’s respective skills and potentials. Here you can do training, running and playing hide and seek. At a barbecue site it looks different: comfortable seating areas and a screened place for the barbecue / fire pit. Just as you can not play ball anywhere on a barbecue site without causing trouble, so you can not barbecue and make fire everywhere. Please build your barbecue or fire pit in the places meant for it and in areas where you will be undisturbed. Please respect that this place is especially for children to play.<strong> Keep dogs on a leash please.</strong><br>Dogs and cats are loyal companions and often the best friends of man. But not every stranger knows your pet as well as you do: some people even are afraid of animals. Small children still lack the experience and they may consider foreign four-legged friends as a "cuddly toy". Not every animal can handle this and trying to defend itself, it may bite. For this reason, please leash your four-legged friends and do not let him run free on the playground. This can also prevent your four-legged friend from leaving his "remnants" in the sand play / fall protection area. Please respect that this place is especially designed for children to play. This would help to avoid anger and strife and by this means the playground remains a place for everyone.<strong> Please clear playground from playing equipment.</strong><br>At this playground toys are either already available or you have the opportunity to deposit your brought toys for the next time, so that these do not get lost "sinking" in the sand or fall protection material and you can find and use your toys again next time. It would be great if you clear up the toys in the designated container after playing. This helps that your toys are still available and usable next time and the playground remains a clean and tidy place that you like to play on.<strong> Please keep playground clean.</strong><br>This is a nice place to play. The operator makes sure that you can use this playground safely. Please help to keep it that way by placing garbage in the appropriate dustbins / containers. We all know the phenomenon: once there is something around, more and more is added. Please support us, to avoid this. We all would like to have a nice and clean playground that can be used safely. Together, we'll make sure this remains a place where you like to play.

 

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