A Soft Fall surface is one which is designed to absorb impact from falls and protect against injury in a playground environment. It consists of a dual layer structure, the wear layer which is the visual surface and the underneath layer is the shock absorbing layer which is made from a recycled rubber (see image below). Each piece of playground equipment will have its own free fall height measure and its own soft fall perimeter.
Playground manufacturers may stipulate what soft fall is required. However, if this has not been provided, due to our extensive experience in this area, we are able to calculate the necessary requirements on your behalf and will guarantee the surface’s compliance.
The Rubber soft fall systems comply to Australian Standard ASNZ4422:1996 and are certified soft fall surfaces. Following installation by our team of expert installers (we employ and train our own installers – we do not use contractors), we will issue a compliance certificate.
Not sure if your existing playground meets the legal requirements? We can carry out extensive testing and make any necessary recommendations to ensure compliance.
Please note that where no playground equipment has been installed, wear layers using Rubber Wetpour can be used in place of a dual layer system. This can help to manage your budget as effectively as possible.