May 2010

Now is the time of year that play areas should be topped up so that the children can go out and enjoy the better weather without the risk of injury from falling.  We specialise in Playbark & Playchips and can supply products in either 75-litre bags, bulk “dumpy” bags or in loose tipped loads.

Critical fall height can be viewed as an approximation of the playground fall height, which is below the level that would be expected to cause a life threatening head injury.

Some customers have asked what the critical fall heights are for play surfaces; so we thought we’d post them here for your information.

Pine Play Bark 10-50mm

Independently tested in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1176 at depths of 300mm, 200mm & 100mm giving critical fall heights of 7.29m, 4.22m & 2.42m respectively.

Pine Play Bark 8-25mm

Independently tested in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1176 at depths of 300mm, 200mm & 100mm giving critical fall heights of 6.01m, 3.82m & 1.33m respectively.

Hardwood Playchips

Independently tested in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1176 at depths of 300mm, 200mm, 150mm & 100mm giving critical fall heights of 3.5m, 3.2m, 2.5m & 1.7 respectively.

Softwood Playchips

Independently tested in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1176 at depths of 300mm, 200mm, 150mm & 100mm giving critical fall heights of 3.5m, 3.2m, 2.5m & 1.7m respectively.