Safer Surfacing (Triax Testing)

There are many myths about playground surfacing, but it is important to understand that the prime purpose of any impact absorbing surface is to prevent serious head injuries (brain damage) to children that may fall from the equipment.

The portable testing equipment we use when carrying out safety surface testing gives a good indication of the impact absorbing properties of any surface and provides the operator with a written record of the surface performance.

Playground safety surface testing

Safety Surface testing can be carried out on all types of playground surfaces, ie. sand, bark (loosefill), pea gravel, wetpour, tiles, grassmat etc. Many operators are now specifying that safety surface tests should be carried out at the same time as the Post Installation Inspection to ensure that the surfacing is performing as it should do. We also receive numerous requests to carry out these tests to assist in establishing whether surfaces have performed correctly in the unfortunate event of an accident occurring and from new suppliers of safety surfacing looking for indicative testing on their product performance.

The Play Inspection Company offer competitive rates on safety surface testing, be it standalone or in combination with other inspections. Please contact us for further information and pricing details.

News & Events

Jon Dalton appointed Managing Director of the Play Inspection Company

The Play Inspection Company are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Dalton as Managing Director with immediate effect. Keith Dalton has immensely enjoyed his 30-year career within the play industry and will now step aside to become Chairman & CEO.

Read more

Parents fury as councils close playgrounds

Councils have been accused of heavy-handed approach to lockdown measures by closing playgrounds...

Read more

RPII Routine Inspector Course - October 2020

The Play Inspection Company will be running a Routine Inspectors one day Training Course at our Head Office in Poole, Dorset on the Thursday 22nd October 2020

Read more