Falls With Protective Surfacing
Since almost 60% of all injuries are
caused by falls to the ground, protective surfacing under and around all playground
equipment is critical to reduce the risk of serious head injury. And because head
impact injuries from a fall can be life threatening, the more shock absorbing
a surface can be made, the less likely any injury will be severe.
all injuries due to falls cannot be prevented no matter what playground surfacing
material is used.
What to Avoid
Do NOT Use Concrete or
Asphalt. Falls on asphalt and concrete can result in serious head injury and
death. Do not place playground equipment over these surfaces.
Grass and Dirt. Grass and turf also lose their ability to absorb shock through
wear and environmental conditions. Avoid earth surfaces such as soils and hard
packed dirt. Always use protective surfacing.