How to Enhance School Swing Set Safety & Reliability

By Team School Fix® on May 16th, 2022


School Playgrounds provide a fun, open-air space for kids to run free and enjoy themselves while also adding aesthetic appeal to the school grounds. Often times it is not only school students that enjoy the playground during recess, but also after-hours visitors.

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The point being that School Playgrounds see a lot of traffic on a daily basis, it is of the utmost importance that the equipment within the playground, particularly Swing Sets, are in safe and working order. School Fix carries a wide variety of School Swing Set Equipment such as Replacement Swing Seats, Swing Chains, Hangers, and more to renovate and repair your old swing set.

Swing Seats

Triangle Bracket Swing Seat


Triangle Bracket Swing Seats are our most popular and versatile swing seat. These seats can be used by children as well as adults. Constructed of EPDM synthetic rubber which resists vandalism, crazing, cracking, and oxidizing caused by variable weather conditions. EPDM synthetic rubber won't rub off on clothing and is ideally made for years of use. Installed with steel riveted plates and welded triangle brackets for extreme durability. These seats will last approximately two years in the harshest weather conditions and up to five years in optimal conditions. Offered in a variety of colors for your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 24" x 6" x 3/8"
  • Bracket Diameter: 3/8"
  • Seat Material: Synthetic Rubber
  • Bracket Material: Cold-rolled Steel w/Welded Ends
  • Resists Cracking, Breaking, and Vandalism
  • Triangle Brackets Provide for Easy Attaching

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Grommet Style Swing Seat


Grommet Style Swing Seats are one of our most popular and versatile swing seats. These seats can be used by children as well as adults. Constructed of EPDM synthetic rubber which resists vandalism, crazing, cracking, and oxidizing caused by variable weather conditions. EPDM synthetic rubber will not rub off on clothing and is ideally made for years of use. Inserts are newly designed; We have removed the grommets and the washers are welded to the insert that is molded into the seat. The insert is covered with EPDM material that withstands harsh weather and fading. These seats will last approximately two years in the harshest weather conditions and up to five years in optimal conditions. Offered in a variety of colors for your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 25" x 6" x 3/8"
  • Material: Synthetic Rubber with Molded-In Grommets
  • Offered In a Variety of Colors
  • Resists Cracking, Breaking & Vandalism
  • Bent Edges Prevent Injuries from Sharp Edges

Closed Front Toddler Swing Seat


Give your kids a safe seating environment to swing on by using our Closed Front Toddler Swing Seats. Made with the child in mind, these swing seats have 5" leg hole openings and a 36" total circumference to provide a spacious seating solution. Constructed of high-quality EPDM rubber with molded-in galvanized triangle brackets to provide years of use. These seats are also resistant to stains and blemishes along with being able to withstand nearly any weather conditions. Easy to install, simply attach to your existing swing chain using S-Hooks or safety shackles.

Specifications:

  • Material: 1-Piece EPDM Rubber
  • Dimensions: 11" x 11" x 12"
  • Circumference: 36"
  • Leg Opening: 5"
  • Withstands All Weather Conditions
  • Heavy-Duty Rust Resistant Triangle Brackets

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Open Front Toddler Swing Seat


Open Front Toddler Swing Seats combine durability with a safe and secure spot for children to swing. The open front design allows for easy access to the swing eliminating the pesky "leg holes" while offering back support for children swinging. The EPDM synthetic rubber material is durable and pliable. Made to last up to two years the most extreme weather conditions and up to five years in ideal weather conditions. Each seat has galvanized plates and triangle brackets installed on both sides ensuring that your children will be safe when the swing is in use. Cost-effective, durable, appealing, and innovative designs make this an easy choice for any playground situation. Available in a wide variety of colors to fit your specific color needs.

Specifications:

  • Material: 1-Piece Synthetic Rubber
  • Dimensions: 9-1/2" x 11" x 12"
  • Will Withstand All Weather Conditions
  • Heavy-Duty Rust Resistant Triangle Brackets
  • Optional Safety Chain Available (S6)

Swing Chains

PVC Coated Swing Chain


Provide safety and a user-friendly playset experience with new PVC coated swing chain. Available in Blue, Red, Yellow, and Dark Green pre-cut to standard swing set lengths of 8-1/2' long (child to adult) and 5-1/2' long (toddler). PVC Coating is 4' high from the bottom of the chain with the upper portion being un-coated. Along with being aesthetically appealing, these swing chains also prevent children from pinching their fingers or their hands getting stuck to the chain in cold weather conditions.

Specifications:

  • Chain Thickness: 3/16"
  • Material: PVC Coated Steel Lower Section & Zinc Upper Section
  • Weight Capacity: Holds up to 3900 lbs.
  • Offered in a Variety of Sizes & Colors

Zinc Swing Chain


Zinc Swing Chain offers long-lasting durability for frequent use with an appealing zinc finish. It can be used with S-hooks or safety shackles to secure your swings and hangers. Chain links are made small to prevent children from pinching their fingers between the links. This chain will last up to two years in the harshest weather conditions and up to five years in optimal conditions. Offered in a variety of sizes to fit your specific application.

Specifications:

  • Material: Zinc Coated Steel
  • Weight Capacity: 5000 lbs.
  • Rust Resistant
  • Industrial Grade
  • Offered in Various Lengths & Link Sizes
  • Priced and Sold Individually

Safety Chain For Open Front Toddler Swings


Use to fasten children in half bucket swing seats. This galvanized safety chain comes covered with a plastic hose. It has a snap hook and two S-hooks for fastening across the front of the half bucket seat. The chain is 12" long.

Specifications:

  • Material: Galvanized Plastic Coated Steel
  • Length: 12"
  • Uses Snap Hook and (2) S-Hooks for Attaching to Swing
  • For Use With Open Front Toddler Swing Seats
  • Increases Child Safety When Swinging

Swing Hangers

Swing Hanger


Heavy-Duty Cast Swing Hangers have a 7/16 inch axle and come with a shackle therefore an "S" Hook is not required to connect your swing chain. Cast galvanized construction is durable and made to last a lifetime. Offered in two separate sizes to fit your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Material: Galvanized Cast
  • Axle Size: 7/16"
  • Comes with Safety Shackle
  • Cast Galvanized Construction
  • No "S" Hook Required

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Cast Iron Flat Mount Woodbeam Swing Hanger


Made from rust-resistant Galvanized iron, the plate measures 5-1/4" x 2" with 1/2" screw holes that are 3-3/4" center to center. For use on Wooden Beam Swing Sets. Safety Shackle included.

Specifications:

  • Material: Galvanized Iron
  • Plate Size: 5-1/4" x 2"
  • Pre-drilled Mounting Hole Diameter: 1/2"
  • CTC Screw Hole Spacing: 3-3/4"
  • Shackle Inside Dimension: 1" H x 3/4" W
  • Rust Resistant
  • Used on Woodbeam Framed Swing
  • Holds up to 5000 lbs.

S-Hooks for Swings

Swing Set S-Hooks


Commercial S-Hooks are designed to attach swing hangers and swing seats to prevent twisting and binding. S-Hooks are plated to resist rusting and keep your swings looking new. Simply place your chain or swing in the S-Hook and clamp the ends down, it's simple and easy. S-Hooks will last two years in the harshest weather conditions and up to five years in optimal conditions. Offered in different sizes to fit your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Material: Zinc Plated Rust Resistant
  • Weight Capacity: 960 lbs.
  • Help Prevent Swings From Binding
  • Multiple Sizes Available

Safety Shackles

Swing Set Safety Shackles


These shackles take the place of S-Hooks. Unlike S-Hooks, Safety Shackles can be used time and time again. They are much easier to install than S-Hooks due to the simple screw-in design. Shackles also outperform S-Hooks by being able to hold more than double the weight. These hooks will last two years in the harshest weather conditions and up to five years in optimal conditions. Offered in a variety of sizes to fit your specific application.

Specifications:

  • Material: Cast Galvanized
  • Capacity: 1900 lbs.
  • Replaces S-Hooks
  • Offered In a Variety of Sizes
  • Tamper-Proof (5/16" Size Only)

1" Tamperproof Shackle Pendulum for Pipe Style Swing Hanger


Replacement Swing Shackle and Axle for our Swing Hangers. Constructed of heavy-duty die-cast. Will not rust or corrode. The pendulum opening is 1/2", the axle is 7/16" This eliminates the use of an "S" Hook. It uses a 12mm bolt and nut (not included).

Specifications:

  • Material: Galvanized Cast
  • For Axle Diameter: 7/16"
  • Pendulum Width: 1"
  • Pendulum Opening: 1/2"
  • Shackle Diameter: 3/8"
  • Tamperproof Head
  • No "S" Hook Needed

Swing Set Tools

S-Hook Plier Chain Cutter


The 36" S-hook plier chain cutter not only cuts up to 5/16" chain, but also can be used to open and close s-hooks. Equipped with a rubber boot on one handle and a flat end allowing the use of your foot as leverage. A must for anyone working on playground equipment.

Specifications:

Tamper Proof Wrench


This tamper-proof wrench is used for our Pipe Style Swing Hangers and Tamper-proof Safety Shackles. It measures 5/16" in diameter.

Specifications:

  • Size: 5/16"
  • For Use with Safety Shackles & Pipe Style Swing Hangers

Let School Fix® Help!

Many school playground and swing set solutions can be implemented into your facility’s plan, but if you’re on a tight budget and need swing seats, swing chains, swing hangers, and more that are affordable and dependable, look no further - there’s a School Fix® product to fit your needs! We hope you found this guide helpful. To read more about our products or solutions to common school maintenance concerns, please visit the School Fix® Blog.

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