Backyard Playground Safety For Your Children

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Our children are precious to us, and as parents or caregivers, we must always ensure that we do everything possible to protect them. Few of us think that playgrounds are potentially dangerous places, but more than 200,000 children are injured in playground accidents every year. 70% of injuries are caused by children falling below the ground from playground equipment. Not all playgrounds are as safe as they should be, and the surface area of ​​the playground is usually a major issue. The correct playground carpets and tiles can greatly reduce the injuries caused by these falls.

Why are safe surfaces important in the playground? Some devices measure between 6 and 10. We all know how much kids like to climb. When a child falls from these heights, it may cause head and limb injuries. These heights are actually called critical drop heights. The International Association of Playground Equipment Manufacturers IPEMA has set the standard for the thickness of the playground surface when analyzing the critical drop height.

The critical height of a fall from the playground surface depends on the height of the highest device at which the child can stand. As described in ASTM F1292, this height will determine the thickness or impact attenuation of the game surface.안전놀이터

For many reasons, sandy surfaces are not recommended. One is that children playing in it can easily remove sand from the necessary area. When it gets wet and pressed, it is also difficult to fall off. Sand can also enter children's eyes and cause irritation.

Wood fillers or mulches are often used, but this method requires constant maintenance to keep the mulch in the exercise area and must be tilted to avoid low-lying. Once a low point occurs, any safety pad provided by the covering will be greatly reduced. Rubber coverings and granules are slightly better, but they also require frequent maintenance to avoid dangerous low spots or baldness.

The safety materials recommended for playground safety surfaces today are rubber playground mats and tiles. You can get 1 to 4 1/4 inch thick rubber mats and tiles. According to the highest height on the playground, this is the thickness of the carpet or tile. These mats and tiles not only look great, but more importantly, they can greatly reduce the number of fall injuries on the playground and protect those precious children.

Therefore, take some time to consider the immediate use of rubber mats and tiles to meet the needs of playground safety linings. Whether your playground is in a school, church, kindergarten, park, or your own backyard, it is wise to have suitable rubber mats and floor tiles for covering.

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