Tests for Playground Safety Flooring
Tests for Playground Safety Flooring is completed once the installation of the rubberised safer surfacing is installed whether that is a grass mat, rhino mulch rubber bark, wet pour insitu synthetic surface or a artificial grass with shockpad flooring.
The testing of the play areas is under the british standards BS 7188, BSEN 1177 and BS EN 1176. These are the accreditations which are needed to make sure the playing performance and safety requirements are to the standards set out. The BS 7188 is a performance test that proves the surfaces meets the correct slip resistance and generally playing characteristics of the play area floor. The BSEN 1177 is the safety test that is needed to be met of the CFH and HIC which basically determines the head injury criteria and critical fall height set out from the playground equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The BS EN 1176 is also regarding the safe surfaces but is about the free fall space needed for the surfacing from he platform on the play area equipment.
I would always suggest getting an independent report test certificate on this and at soft surfaces we are able to provide you with an independent testing body whether this is on site in situ testing or in an independent testing body laboratory. Please call 01625 445760 for details on the tests or visit https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ for details on the surfacing types