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Did you know?

There have been some safety changes to the playgrounds standard?

Deck impact pads - Why they are important

One of the most recent changes to the standard is all about

protecting children from brain injuries if they fall

from an overhead activity onto a wooden deck.

All playground manufacturers in NZ now make their playground

equipment with impact pads on any decks that have overheads

off them such as monkey bars / twister rings / gladiator rings /

flying fox (monorails) and skywalkers.

Installed Impact pad

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Rubber pads help prevent serious injury.

Unprotected wooden deck

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Risk of falling backwards onto unprotected decks is high!

Installed Impact pad

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Rubber pads help prevent serious injury.

Deck Impact Pads are also necessary on decks that have a ladder off them which are  more than a metre high. The risk of falling backwards onto them and causing injury is high.

On older playgrounds we can retro fit 60mm thick rubber deck pads that will prevent serious injuries from falls. We make these to order as every deck is a different size and shape and then fit them for you if necessary.

If you need advice in this area please just get in touch.

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