Pool Fence Safety Year Around

Over the weekend, I read a news report about a young child that suffered drowning related injuries.  This is a very sad event.  What makes it unusual is that the pool was closed for the summer.  The child was able to get under the cover.  Once in the pool, he was not able to getContinue Reading

School Fencing Tips – Part Three

School fencing and gates are a big concern for parents and school staff.  This quickly became apparent upon the number of readers’ comments I received with our first two blogs.  One of the most prevalent themes was the use and care of gates.  Many of the parents brought up some very valid concerns regarding the use,Continue Reading

School Fencing Safety Tips

Following my blog on fencing at schools, a devote reader commented about her childhood on the playground.  The four foot tall chain link that separated the kids from the asphalt was as much part of the playground equipment as was the slide, swings and teeter-totter.  The chain link fence was home base for red lightContinue Reading

Fencing at schools should both be safe and keep our children safe.

Last Thursday morning, I sat in traffic behind a sea of yellow caterpillars.  All of them moving in different directions with heads bopping up and down inside.  School is back in session…I was reminded.  At the next stop light, I begin to drift away to an article I read  about a teacher who severely damagedContinue Reading