Whether you're an owner, specifier, or committee member, evaluating safety surfacing can be a confusing and challenging process.
In the documents below, you will find subjects ranging from detailed overviews of different types of surfacing options available, to specific
questions to ask every surfacing manufacturer, to methods of designing purchasing contracts that will protect your long term investment.
Investing a few minutes with the following collection of articles should provide you with all of the information needed to become an
informed decision maker.
The following information has been provided to give a basic overview
of the main types of playground surfacing available, along with the
particular advantages and limitations that are unique to each type of
system. Whether you are an architect, day care owner, PTA member or
playground equipment provider, this article contains the information
necessary to provide you with the right tools to make an educated
playground surfacing decision.
Given the cost of synthetic surfacing, combined with tight budgets, many buyers are asking themselves one key question. How can we get the maximum performance from our playground surface for the longest period of time?
Playground safety surfacing is governed by a standard called ASTM F1292. The technical name for the document is the Standard specification for impact attenuation of surfacing materials within the use zone of play- ground equipment.
With more than 200,000 kids injured on America's playgrounds every year, closeattention to playground safety is a must for any recreation facility manager or park director. Carefully selecting age-appropriate playground elements and ensuring proper supervision and maintenance are crucial steps toward protecting children from harm. And with 80 percent of injuries caused by falls to the surface, the closest scrutiny should be given to playground safety surfaces.
Introducing the duraSAFE Series. The only surfacing system engineered to provide fall protection from the tops of safety barriers at no additional cost.