Children can accidentally fall from even the safest piece of equipment when playing in any play area. The purpose of safety surfacing is to cushion the impact and reduce the severity of an injury resulting from an accidental fall.
To meet the requirements of BS EN1176 and BS EN1177 for public use play areas, impact absorbing surfaces should be laid beneath all play equipment with a free height of fall (designed usable height) over 0.6m to a minimum distance of 1.5m from the edge of the structure.
Where low level (less than 0.6m) play equipment is installed on grass, no additional surface is required but you may wish to consider using grass mats to reduce ground erosion and muddy patches. If the existing surface is tarmac or concrete, safety surfacing should be installed beneath all external children's play equipment regardless of the free height of fall.
At Caledonia Play we offer a range of playground safety surfacing to suit your particular site, including grass mats, rubber wet pour, tiles, synthetic grass and various types of loosefill. We can advise which would offer the most cost effective and suitable option taking into account local factors; existing site, type of play equipment, cost, durability, aesthetic appearance, maintenance and local ground and climatic conditions.
Grass Safety Mat
Heavy duty rubber safety mat, porous construction to allow grass to grow up through and still allow mowers across the top.
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