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Matching articles for Playgrounds - Playground Safety Surfaces: 32

In Safe Keeping

The Right Surface Is Crucial to Playground Safety

Feature Article - July 2019

Before making decisions about playground safety surfaces, it's important to consider how your specifics—from climate and usage to maintenance capabilities and budget—will affect the surface over time.

Challenge Minus Danger

Playground Advancements Help Children Experience Risk With Fewer Big Injuries

Feature Article - January 2019

The best playgrounds encourage kids to stretch beyond their comfort zone and take some risksóbut they do it without compromising safety.

Play It Safe

The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

Feature Article - November 2018

Given that falls to the surface are the cause of most playground-related injuries and E.R. visits, understanding playground safety surfaces is crucial.

Play It Safe

Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

Feature Article - January 2018

The safest playgrounds require continual attention. Ensuring children's safety means understanding best practices and constantly updating your knowledge to be sure you're ahead of the curve.

Look Out Below!

Evaluating Your Playground Surface Options

Feature Article - November 2017

What kind of playground safety surface is best? The answer is, it depends. The context of your site, as well as your long-term maintenance capabilities can have a big impact.

Find the Safest Playground Surface

Problem Solver - August 2017

Talk to your manufacturer about the impact of maintenance, weather and other contributing factors that can decrease the surface's effectiveness over time. Some manufacturers will provide field testing once your surface is installed. A field test will determine how well your specific surface is performing. Post-installation drop-testing is the most effective way to determine the effectiveness of a safety surface.

Encourage Risk, But Safely

Playground Safety From Concept to Completion and Beyond

Feature Article - January 2017

Ensuring kids on the playground are as safe as possible begins with smart planning and playground design, but it doesn't stop there. Proper supervision and continual attention to maintenance are also crucial.

Scratching Below the Surface

How Safe Is Your Playground Surface?

Feature Article - October 2016

There's a lot more than meets the eye to playground safety surfaces, and despite any claims about safety, the context of your site—including prevailing weather, use and much more—can have an impact.

Ensure Your Playground Safety Surface Meets Your Needs

Problem Solver - August 2016

You should talk to the manufacturer of your surface about how things like maintenance, weather and other contributing factors can affect the performance of the surface over time. Look for a manufacturer that offers field testing once the surface is installed as part of your contract. A field test performed on your surface will reveal how well your specific surface is performing. Post-installation drop testing is the most effective way to determine the effectiveness of a safety surface.

Increase Lifecycle of Engineered Wood Fiber

Problem Solver - August 2016

It is important to top off the surface occasionally, adding more wood fiber to maintain proper protection. Be sure to inspect the surface regularly. Rake the fiber to keep the surface level and remove any foreign objects.