Playgrounds that are publicly accessible at schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, etc. are all required to have the same recommended depths of fall safety surfacing. Only 6" application thickness of our rubber mulch provides the best fall impact injury protection available, up to 100% better than other rubber mulches!
The benefits range from: the best fall height protection lasting 25 years or more; easy to maintain with minimal upkeep; periodic re-topping every 3-5 years with an average of only 5%-10%; it won't attract pests, microbes, or migrate out with wind or rain; and, leaves are easily blown out without disturbing the rubber mulch.
If you want the best playground fall protection, saving money for decades over other surfaces, we've got the best option for your safety surfacing needs. Get in touch with us so we may address your specific playground safety requirements, answer any questions you may have, and help you to provide the best fall safety available with decades of lasting benefits.
Mitigating potential injuries to children on playgrounds at schools, churches, synagogues, mosques and other locations is obviously the most important objective, and balancing this with the opportunity to install the safest playground fall surfacing that has the best impact injury protection, that lasts the longest, has the lowest maintenance, without the potential hazards and liabilities of other options, while saving money is indeed an overall win-win for everyone involved... especially the children who play on them!
An important things to consider is the applicable age range for these types of publicly accessible playgrounds, making sure that all equipment and safety surfacing is appropriate, and HIC scores aren't just within the existing unsafe playground standards. For example, toddlers are likely to experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) or death at only 390 HIC*, not the current 1,000 HIC standard. Likewise for preschoolers and kindergarten kids aged 4 & 5 should not be exposed to anything greater than 570 HIC*, and the same applies to ages 6 and older for 700 HIC* being the threshold where, once again, TBI or death is likely to occur.
*NHTSA test data was used to establish the existing playground safety standards, which have been proven unsafe by subsequent NHTSA test data and recommendations to lower HIC thresholds for different age groups in November 1999, which were ratified in a March 2000 report that made it compulsory for all automobile manufacturers to create additional crash safety and injury protection to maintain their safety ratings.