Problem: Fingers pinched by S hooks or chains
S Hooks: Make sure all S hooks on swings or other equipment are closed completely to prevent children’s fingers from catching in them. Closed hooks should look like the number 8.
Chains: Chain link openings larger than 1.5 centimeters (1/2 inch) can pinch children’s fingers. If there are chains like this used to hang swings or other equipment:
- Replace them with nylon rope
- Cover the chains with plastic tubing