We are not able to watch our children all the time – their energy seems limitless. Even if we’re able to keep an eye on them, we rarely have the energy to follow them around everywhere. This is especially true at the playground, where unexpected accidents happen to our children frequently due to the large volume of little people playing in a small area.
That’s why many playgrounds increasingly use soft fall rubber surfaces to prevent small accidents from becoming big ones. Most playground injuries are caused by falls. Whether they’re from unsafe playground equipment or the natural exuberance of children tagging or pushing other kids, or simply losing their grip as they climb, soft fall rubber installations are able to help absorb most of the impact from the fall. Sprains, cuts, bruises and broken bones are among the most-frequently recorded injuries from incorrect landings, and without soft fall rubber surfaces, children often face more serious injuries.
Old age facilities are another area where soft fall rubber surfaces can be of life-saving value. Because of their advanced age, old people tend to have poorer eyesight and cannot see obstructions in their path. Even if they see them, it can be too late. Their reflexes are not as sharp and reaction times have increased. This can cause them to stumble and fall which can lead to injury, even death. Indeed it’s often falls which precede steep declines in health in people who are most frail.
Schools and learning structures also benefit from soft fall rubber surfacing. Wet-poured rubber enables the incorporation of bright colours which champion the facility’s brand colours, or can be a learning tool like the map of Australia we recently produced, or a chess board to encourage intellectual pursuits. The possibilities are endless. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, such wet pour soft fall rubber surfaces are functional as well. They guarantee versatility, durability and reduced liability costs.
Gyms, dojos and even household residences often request quotes of piecework rubber tiles or poured-in-place rubber. This can be for outdoor sections, play cubby holes or reception areas. We offer a manufacturer’s 7-year warranty on all our products and soft fall rubber installations.