Accident Prevention

The surfacing material under and around play ground equipment can be a major factor in determining a potential injury or fall. Head impact injuries from falls always have the potential to be life threatening.

There is no doubt that head injuries to children are reduced in severity by the provision of protective surfaces but such falls are a rare occurrence for children over five. It will not reduce accidents but may reduce the severity of injury from falls to the playground surface - that is about 50% of injuries resulting in a hospital visit.