Slide Insurance: Travelers Risk Control  

  Service Objective and Scope
                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 22, 2016

Survey the new slide currently under construction

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OBSERVATIONS AND DISCUSSION

We surveyed the slide the Village is in the process of building.  Because it’s a somewhat unique structure there has been some concern about hazards the slide may present (including my previous review of photos of the project).  Based on our review on Thursday, following are thoughts about the structure:

 

  • I was initially concerned about whether the slide and the surrounding area (e.g. paths, rocks, etc.) would comply with Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. It’s apparent that you’ve considered CPSC compliance in your plans and construction, focusing on ADA compliance, inclusion of fall zone materials throughout the area, attention to the slope of the slide, the use zone, etc.;

 

  • I also had a concern with the sides of the slide chute; after my visit, I’m comfortable the sides of the chute are sufficient to keep the participant from exiting the chute as they descend; you’ve also included a smooth surface area on both sides of the slide to provide participants with some protection from injury from the larger surrounding rocks;

 

  • The design anticipates that some participants will climb the rock structure to reach the top of the hill. While it’s apparent that the placement of the rocks includes “steps”, I would encourage you to continue to be cognizant of the potential trip and fall exposure and ensure rock placement reduces this exposure as much as possible.  This includes the rocks placed around the top of the structure.

 

While there remains a significant amount of work to complete the project, my visit and our discussions provided me with a better comfort level for the project.  You should also consider including signage providing rules, guidance, etc. for participants.

 

We appreciate your business and the opportunity to help you reduce exposures and minimize loss.  If you have questions regarding our discussions or if I can be of further assistance, please contact me.  Thank you for choosing Travelers.

Sincerely,

 

Robert Fever

Senior Regional Risk Control Consultant

717-732-0860

RFEVER@Travelers.com

 

 

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This report is based upon the information supplied by customer personnel and/or on the conditions and practices observed at the time of the visit.  The report may not list all unsafe conditions and practices; others may exist.  This report is not an endorsement of and it may not be used to endorse or promote any practices, procedures, or products.  The survey activities or any recommendations in this report are designed to assist the customers named in the report in the management of their own safety activities and should not be construed as legal advice.  The responsibility for making changes in the operations, procedures, or for implementing any recommendations is the customer’s.  All warranties are hereby disclaimed and no liabilities are assumed to any party for any damages that may arise from the use of or reliance upon information contained in this report.  This report does not amend, or otherwise affect, the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy or bond issued, nor is it a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy or bond.  Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy or bond provisions, and any applicable law.

 

Note:           The visit and this letter concern the following lines of coverage:  General Liability – Premises / Operations

Location:     2002 Orleans Road

Arden, DE  19810

 

000A-9B0KY9

Business Unit:  PSEC   Village Of Arden & Trustees Of

SAI: 4382E0147

LocID: RW_4505433

 

 

 

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