Impact protection (also called fall protection) is a crucial property of playground safety tiles. It should be the main factor when choosing safety floor for any play area.
Neither grass nor sand provide impact protection, not to mention bare, trodden ground. That such a play area is a great hazard to the safety of children, is stating the obvious. According to the EU playground safety norm (EN 1177), playground surface should provide appropriate impact protection (fall attenuation). It is can be easily attained by installing impact protection tiles. Continue reading
Protective mats under climbing walls is a basic safety requirement which reduces the risk of injuries when landing or jumping onto the ground. Safety mats is the most efficient fall protection system for indoor and outdoor climbing walls.
Safety mats obviously won’t replace other safety measures required especially for professional climbing or bouldering walls. Without them, though, successful climbing might end in pain and injury. Continue reading
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Your kindergarten playground or schoolyard can look as modern and safe as this kindergarten outdoor area in Luxembourg, renovated with WARCO safety tiles.
Safety should be a priority at an outdoor or indoor play area at kindergarten. The flooring should absorb the impact of a possible fall from the highest point of playground equipment (critical fall height). Moreover, it should make a soft landing for kids and a pleasant playing area for toddlers. Continue reading
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Critical fall heights for Warco safety tiles
Critical fall height is the maximal height from which a child might fall on the playground. See below which safety tile you should choose for your play area.
|Max. fall height||Suitable safety tile|
|110 cm||NF30 or TZ30 (30 mm thick)|
|110 cm||FS30 (35 mm thick)|
|150 cm||NF40 or TZ40 (40 mm thick)|
|170 cm||FS50 (50 mm thick)|
|240 cm||FS80 (80 mm thick)|
|300 cm||FS10 (100 mm thick)|
These numbers apply to the safety tiles made of polyurethane-bonded rubber granulate by German manufacturer WARCO. Certified critical fall heights depend not only on the tile thickness but also on the granulate type, connection and underside profile, hence different values for apparently similar tiles.