Essential reading for all who manage childcare, educational, play, recreational and sports facilities.
The wellbeing and mental health of our children has always been paramount, but the opportunity for activities, stimulation, exercise and learning through outdoor play is more critical now than ever, given the current lockdown regulations. This is just another reason why we need to ensure the outdoor experiences for our children are safe, so that any opportunities for outdoor play are maximised to support their health and wellbeing, without safety concerns.
RoSPA, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are the experts when it comes to guidance on preventing accidental injury. RoSPA estimates that there are around 40,000 injuries to children on playgrounds each year, which result in a hospital visit.
Taking their lead combined with our expertise in perimeter protection, this blog shares safety information that is paramount when it comes to creating a safe environment for outdoor play, specifically where perimeter fencing is concerned.
When it comes to the causes of accidents there is little to be done if it results from misuse, weather issues, inappropriate clothing or lack of supervision. However, with the right design and manufacturing of facilities that meet RoSPA expectations for play areas, then accidents can be brought down.
It goes without saying that management led causes of accidents can be eradicated by ensuring that the equipment selected:
When it comes to the first point listed above, we can advise, keep on reading!
It goes without saying a good quality and well-designed fence is required which does not contain any safety hazards, as listed in EN 1176 – the play equipment standard. So what does a practical, attractive and play safe fencing system look like?
Heras is proud to be a member of RoSPA with a Tangorail solution that fully meets RoSPA’s expectations for play area fencing. Heras also offers complementary single and double gates that are fully RoSPA compliant, designed to accompany the Tangorail fencing. Therefore, if you are looking for a perimeter solution with play safety in mind, you know the Tangorail system will not let you down and help in the reduction of avoidable playground accidents.
Click below for further information on general play safety and Tangorail TR800: