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the swing. This provides two turnaround spaces,
height of 300 to 450 mm (12 to 18 inches) will be
with a minimum diameter of 1500 mm (60 inches),
provided. For 5- to 12-year-olds, swing seats will be
along the route of the swing. One turnaround space
located at a minimum vertical height of 450 mm ( 18
will be provided for transferring onto the swing
seat. The second turnaround space will be provided
(6) Chairs. PVC-coated chains may reduce
for pushing the swing. The surface will extend 100
pinching and may be selected at the designer's op-
mm (4 inches) beyond the maximum extension of
the swing arch. A 750 mm by 1200 mm (30-inch by
c. Use Zone. A use zone equal to two times the
48-inch) parking space will be provided for a wheel-
height of the swing pivot point will be provided. The
chair outside of the swing seat use zone.
use zone extends both in front of and to the rear of
the suspending beam for a width at least as wide as
e. Maintenance Level. The level of maintenance
the beam (fig 1030). Also, a 1800 mm (72-inch) use
required for this play equipment is high.
zone will be provided on both sides of the swing
10-30. Swing--Rotating (Multiple Axis or Tire)
support structure. When two swings are located ad-
jacent to each other, the swings may share the 1800
mm (72-inch) use zone at the side.
A rotating swing frame includes seats that are
d. Adaptations for Children With Disabilities.
suspended from chains or cables (fig 1032). The
Swinging requires upper body strength and the
swing seat moves about in more than one plane and
ability to maintain a sitting position.
spins around on its axis. Rotating swings will be
(1) Swing Seats. Swinging platforms for wheel-
installed as freestanding equipment. Rotating
chairs ("wheelchair swings") or hard seats should
swings will not be attached to a composite struc-
not be provided because of potential impact haz-
ards. A commercially available hammock-type
a. Recommended Ages. Rotating swings are rec-
swing seat with seat belts may be attached to a
ommended for children ages 3 to 12 years.
standard swing and used to provide back support.
b. Safety Guidelines.
(2) Tactile Warning. As a tactile warning, a dis-
(1) Maximum Crossbeam Height. A maximum
tinct difference in texture between the swing use
swing crossbeam height of 2400 mm (96 inches) will
zone and the surrounding area is recommended.
(3) Swing Use Zone. Accessibility guidelines for
(2) Location. Rotating swings should be located
the swing use zone are illustrated in figure 1031.
at the edge of the play area, away from other play
Access will be provided for transferring onto the
structures and circulation areas.
swing and for pushing. One swing in each grouping
(3) Number of Swings Per Bay. Equipment use
of swings will have a use zone covered with acces-
zones for rotating swings will not overlap. Rotating
sible safety surfacing. A firm, stable, slip-resistant,
swings and to-fro swings will not be hung from the
and resilient surface a minimum 1500 mm (60
same support structure.
inches) wide will be provided under the full arch of