Falling, getting up and going again is part of a playground. It is the place where children play, climb and clamber to their heart's content. Each time just a little higher, harder or even further. Unfortunately, falling is part of that every now and then. It's simply unavoidable.
And let's be honest: it's just part of it and usually it's not that bad. At least, as long as serious injury is prevented. Because you shouldn't think about a child sustaining serious injuries after an accidental fall from playground equipment.
Precisely for this reason, the creation of artificial grass is actually a must on every playground. We explain how that works in this blog.
The correct surface/fall protection under playground equipment prevents children from being seriously injured after a fall. A property or specification of this surface is the maximum fall height expressed in an HIC-value (Head Injury Criterion).
The maximum fall height of playground equipment is the height at which the risk of a fall is considered acceptable
No specific fall damping is required up to heights of 60 centimetres. Natural grass is also sufficient for playground equipment up to a meter. But at playing heights over 1 meter (with artificial grass) fall damping is necessary to dampen the fall in such a way that serious injury is prevented.
Do you have playground equipment that is higher than 1 meter and would you like to use artificial grass? Then our advice is to combine playing grass with a fall-absorbing underlayer. Place it under the relevant playground equipment or under the entire artificial grass field of the playground. In this way, children can continue to play as they are used to, but the risks of injury in the event of a fall are reduced.
By doing so you create a safe playing environment in schoolyards, nurseries, playgrounds, MUGAs (Multi-Use Gated Area) and small football pitches.
To offer safe playing environments, Europe Grass has launched a self-developed collection: SAFEPLAYGRASS®. This collection is NEN-EN 1177 certified, has the highest fall protective values and meets all requirements for a safe playing environment.
SAFEPLAYGRASS® is playing artificial grass with a layer with fall damping underneath. We call this underlayer SAFEPADS®. They are available in different thicknesses, depending on the height of the playground equipment. The thicker this artificial grass underlayment, the higher the maximum fall height. Our SAFEPADS® have a fall height of up to 3.06 meters.
In addition to excellent test results for our artificial grass, there are a number of other reasons to choose this child-friendly artificial grass from Europe Grass. Because if you opt for artificial grass with fall damping, you can be sure of a stable surface with excellent drainage.
Our artificial grass is extremely durable and therefore very suitable for long-term – and all-year-round – playing pleasure. Even with intensive use, our artificial grass remains very maintenance-friendly.
The artificial grass itself can be ordered in 11 different colours. Moreover, everything is available from our own stock.
A SAFEPAD® is applied to a sand foundation of approximately 20 cm. This surface, in combination with the special artificial grass top layer Playgrass 24, ensures good drainage, excellent stability and the desired impact absorption. After installation, the artificial grass is filled in with quartz sand (approximately 25 kg/m2) for a durable and wear-resistant surface.
Because we are an artificial grass wholesaler, we do not supply directly to consumers, but to companies such as gardeners. For them, installing artificial grass with fall damping is an easy job.
Contact us to discuss the possibilities for your company. We are an artificial grass wholesaler from Genemuiden and supply artificial grass to companies in more than 28 countries worldwide. We supply artificial grass developed in-house for various purposes: landscaping, leisure & events, multisport and sports. We have more than half a million m² of high-quality artificial grass in stock in our warehouse. This way we can deliver quickly to our customers, including gardeners and webshops.
Our artificial grass has innovative designs, is made in our own factories and has very competitive rates. Would you like to know more about the possibilities for your company? Please feel free to contact us or request a quote without obligation.