Lessons Learned Program - Lesson: Childproof Design
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12300 Twinbrook Pky-Suite 600C
Rockville, MD 20852
Keyword: Childproof Design
Children are a substantial portion of the visitors at IHS Health Facilities since it is custom
for families to seek health care and visit the facility together. Architectural features that become "attractive nuisances" such as climbable buttresses and landscape stones which can be picked up and thrown around the site should be avoided.
Poor design choices can promote children climbing on walls at a dangerous height and encourage throwing of stones. These harmful and destructive activities can be eliminated
by careful planning and common sense during design with no added costs.
Require a childproof design through a study or detailed review of the design at the 35% progress stage.
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