playground safety

Playground safety

Safety and quality go hand in hand. We operate very high safety standards in all aspects of our company.

All of our residential systems comply with European Safety Standards BSEN 71 and all of our commercial playground equipment has been tested to BSEN1176. All components are TUV certified.  BSEN1176 covers three main aspects governing safety of playground equipment. 

Safety in product design:  Safe Design is very important when it comes to the design, manufacture and supply of playground equipment. Each piece of playground equipment must be carefully assessed to ensure that it complies with European safety standards BSEN1176: 

Safety in play equipment layout:  The position of playground equipment in the playground is very important: Such considerations include the creation of age appropriate play zones.

Safety - Commonsense must be used. When choosing a site for a playground common sense must be used.  We have seen cases where inappropriate sites for town or village playgrounds were chosen over better, safer sites. You would think that no one  would locate a playground on a problematic  flood plane, beside a main road with no safe crossing point to get to the playground, this does happen.

Safety in our Wooden Outdoor playground equipment ( residential and  commercial ). All of our timber based equipment is planed to ensure a smooth finish, thereby eliminating splinters. The corners of all of our timber components is rounded to ensure a safe edges. Our timber is sourced from slow grown, kiln dried  scandinavian white and red deal. Slow grown timber has a tight grain structure, this tight grain structure ( growth rings close together ) allow a high quality finish during the planing process. Structural safety in the overall design and on a component level is assured due to the stringent quality processes that we use. each timber component is strength graded in accordance with TRADA  BSEN and only the strongest pieces  are used to manufacture our range of outdoor play equipment from. All of our timber stock is sourced from sustainable forest resources. All of our wooden outdoor play equipment ( both residential and commercial ) is pressure impregnated with Tanalith-e to maximise it's working life using an environmentally safe process . once the treatment compound Tanalith-e is fixed in the timber. the resultant timber is not only protected against woodwood, dry and wet rot. each treated component is non toxic and child-safe.  Our commercial wooden based outdoor playground equipment is additionally protected with a childsafe protection primer, then a childsafe  main protection coating and finally a child safe  tough coat wax system which completes our four part protection system. 

Safety in our metal playground equipment ( public and commercial ). All of our metal outdoor playground equipment  is made from high quality mild steel that is formed and welded prior to being protected with hot dip galvanising. All of our metal outdoor playground equipment is designed and manufactured for fast and accurate assembly on site. We use stainless steel anti-vandal lock bolts throughout our entire  public and commercial playground range. All of our Public and commercial playground equipment has been TUV tested and complies with BSEN1176 safety standards.

Safety surfaces: We use recycled granulated rubber ( metal and fibre free ) and coloured EPDM in the manufacture of our rubber safety surface systems. Our main rubber safety  systems include Safety Paving™, Wetpour-Tile™  rubber safety tiles and our all weather interlocking playground tile system. High quality rubber safety surfaces are achieved by careful control over the manufacturing and curing process.  Control over mixing ratios, pressure and temperature is crucial to producing consistentley high quality safety surfaces.


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Main Safety summary:

  • All Timber components Trada Certified
  •  All Timber components from FCS Cert source
  • All components TUV tested and certified
  • All steel equipment TUV tested and certified
  • All commercial play equipment to BSEN1176
  • All rubber safety surfaces to BSEN1177


Key Areas where Safety Matters:

  • Manufacture of wooden playground equipment
  • Manufacture of steel playground equipment
  • Manufacture of rubber safety surface systems
  • manufacture of safety fencing systems
  • In the design and layout of a playground
  • Full after service - spare parts / servicing



We do not compromise when it comes to child safety.

Using High quality outdoor playground equipment, that is carefully selected for the appropriate age group, will minimise potential for problems in the future. We define high quality outdoor playground equipment as being highly durable , requires minimal annual maintenance and has been designed to maximise enjoyment by children while maximising their safety.


Continual Safety improvement

Playground Safety matters to our company.  We strive to provide and maintain maximum safety projects that we are involved in;  complete  turn key projects. involving discussion, site survey, design development, installation, commisioning and after sales service.

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Safety is the number One priority for playgrounds:

  • Residential playgrounds
  • School playgrounds
  • Preschool and daycare playgrounds
  • Local Authority playgrounds
  • Hospitals and special needs schools
  • Hotels, Golf clubs playgrounds
  • Holiday resorts playgrounds
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