Soft Fall for Playgrounds
Falls are the most common cause of serious playground injuries to children less than five years, with head injuries and fractures the most common injuries.
Head injuries can range from a bump on the head to severe brain injury.
Impact absorbing material such as softfall, assists in reducing the risk of injury if a child falls from playground equipment. The Australian and New Zealand Standard for Playground Surfacing (AS/NZ 4422:1996) sets out requirements for the depth of soft fall and a guide to allowable free fall heights from playground equipment onto such surfacing.
- Playgrounds – low and high traffic areas
- Decorative mulch