Surfacing When providing a safe environment for children to play in, the surface on which they play is particularly important. We all know that from time to time children will accidentally fall from even the safest piece of equipment when playing. The purpose of safer surfacing is to cushion the impact of a child’s accidental fall and reduce the severity of an injury. To meet the requirements of BS EN 1176 and BS EN 1177, Playdale recommend that impact absorbing surfaces must be installed beneath all equipment with a free height of fall greater than 0.6m. We offer a wide range of safer surfacing, including Wet Pour, tiles, synthetic grass and loosefill. In some circumstances a well maintained natural grass surface can be considered as a safer surface up to a free fall height of 1.5m. The appropriate surfacing for your site will depend on several factors; type of equipment, cost, durability, aesthetic appearance, maintenance, local ground and climatic conditions. Our Area Managers can advise you on all aspects of safer surfacing. All surfacing offered by Playdale has been independently tested to ensure full compliance with BS EN 1177 and BS 7188. The installation of each surfacing type is closely monitored through our ISO9001 quality system to ensure the required standards are constantly met. Details on surfacing requirements for each Playdale unit can be found on our website. 164 Playground Extras & Surfacing

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