Neighborhood playgrounds are a common amenity that are designed to provide children a place to play while building their motor skills, dexterity, strength, and creativity. However, deferred maintenance and non-compliant equipment can pose a potential for disabling injuries or, in rare cases, death. One Denver, Colorado neighborhood governing board engaged the services of Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services (CTETS) to conduct a playground safety assessment assess its playground and found that the as-constructed facilities put the HOA in a vulnerable position regarding liabilities.

CTETS’ Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Ryan Jessop, performed a playground safety inspection with the goal of documenting and informing the neighborhood board of directors regarding the observed conditions and potential hazards. After observations, CTETS was able to provide a list of violations, potential hazards, and recommendations for remediation to protect the community’s children from potential harm and the HOA from future liability.

For more information on CTETS’ playground safety inspections and associated common element assessments, including complete community reserve studies, contact Justin Foy, Senior Vice President – Repair and Rehabilitation, at

About Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services:

Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services (CTETS) is a leading provider of multidisciplinary expertise in design, construction, and property services. With a strong foothold in construction, legal, and insurance, our team of 50+ professionals specialize in forensic engineering, construction management, and property planning and redesign. Together, we offer a comprehensive suite of professional services that cover the entire spectrum of a building’s life cycle, from its conceptualization to rehabilitation.