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