Playgrade Safety Surfacing
If you have a commercial or public use in-ground trampoline which does not have a net, you will need to have safety surfacing to comply with European Safety Standards.
Our knowledgeable team can advise, supply and install the best-practice solution for your setting. Book a free site visit and we will make recommendations and create a risk assessment based on your commercial trampoline setting.
We have a wide range of playground safety surfacing available. Our products include; wetpour, bonded mulch, synthetic grass shock pads and grass rubber matting.
Founded in 2002, Playgrade Trampolines has extensive experience in the planning, supply and installation of both in-ground trampolines and above ground trampolines in commercial environments. A core part of this service is to advise on Critical Fall Heights and supply the correct type of safety surfacing.
Critical Fall Heights (CFH): According to British Standards EN1177:2008 all play equipment with a free fall height above 0.6m requires a CFH certified flooring around the play equipment. 0.6m is the maximum platform height from which a child can fall without compliant surfacing. No freefall height should be greater than 3m.
Playgrade Trampoline's in-house team will work with you to determine the best safety surface for your location and play envrionment. So whether it’s for the playground, a nursery, a sports area, a residential home, the leisure industry or another application, you will get the right solution for your needs.
Safety Surfacing Considerations
There’s a lot to think about when deciding on the right safety surfacing to use. Here at Playgrade, we are experts in surfacing. So our friendly team will help you to decide what will suit you. For example, the thicknesses of safety surfacing required will vary depending on the current sub base.
We can also advise you on any fall heights that need to be taken into consideration. As with all our products, safety is paramount. So our team are highly trained and able to advise on the relevant current regulations with regard to surfacing (e.g. BSEN1177).
Safety Surfacing Installation
Our expert team can easily install safety surfaces in a wide variety of areas. So if you have existing playground equipment, tree roots and pathways that’s no problem. Whatever your situation, we can help to achieve a perfect result.Contact us
If I have my in-ground trampoline installed into a grass area, do I have the same choice of safety surfacing as I would if it were to be installed in a hard-surface playground?
Yes, you can have artificial grass, bonded mulch, grass rubber matting or wet pour depending on your preference in terms of design and fit for your specific setting.
Can I just have a narrow strip of safety surfacing or does it have to be a specific width?
For most in-ground trampolines you will need a minimum of 2m (from the outer edge of the jump area) of suitable safety surfacing around the trampoline but we can advise depending on specific trampoline models and locations.
Can I integrate the safety surfacing into my playground design or will I have to sacrifice my design for safety?
If the trampoline is being installed into an already existing play area, which has pre-installed safety surfacing, we can integrate the new surrounding surfacing into your existing design scheme.
Which safety standards determine the amount of safety surfacing I need?
EN:1177 is the European safety standard relating to safety surfacing in public play areas and around public play equipment . The EN1177 standards are based on the statistical analysis of head injuries and are used to determine the depth of the surfacing. To reduce the chances of head injuries occurring, there are recommended layers of thickness, depending upon the flooring you have in place.
Are all safety surfacing solutions a similar cost of are some more cost effective than others?
No, the costs can vary quite a lot and there are also different grades of each type of surfacing. For instance grass rubber matting can be quite a cost effective type of safety surfacing when budgets are restricted, whereas an attractive Wet Pour design scheme incorporating lots of shapes, colours and patterns can be much more expensive.