Surface Fall Height Impact Testing

Playsafe's Certified Surface Impact Test provides verification and assurance that your playground surface

meets the requirements of the NZS5828:2015 + EN1177 safety standard specifically for Head Impact Criterion.

Why test play surfaces for impact?

Your playground surface is the ''Catchers Mit'' of the playground, especially as statistics show that falls to playground surfaces are around 70% of all serious accidents in playgrounds, therefore it is imperative that your surface will perform properly in the event of a serious fall. Ensure your play surface meets the requirements of head, neck and back injury!

 

All surfaces suffer degradation over time, causing potential non-compliance of impact attenuation. Playsafe's Certified Surface Impact Test provides assurance that your playground surface meets the Head Impact Criterion performance requirements of the NZS5828+ EN1177 safety standards well before failure and injury. A surface impact test will highlight any of these issues.

 

Our inspection services are independent, certified, confidential, police vetted and we carry professional indemnity insurance for professional services. Our play area reporting services are recommended by MoE, ERO and Local Government throughout New Zealand.​

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Play Surface Impact Test & Certificate
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Playsafe's Certified Surface Impact Test provides verification and assurance that your playground surface meets the requirements of the NZS5828:2015 + EN1177 safety standard specifically for Head Impact Criterion.

Playground Surface Fall Height Testing

HIC Surface impact test and certificate for Schools, Early Childhood and Councils Play surfaces.

 

A comprehensive electronic inspection report using the HIC Surface Impact Tester, to check/ verify that your playground's surface meets compliance of the potential fall heights of the existing play equipment.

 

Play Surface Impact Test Includes:

  • Drop Test using the HIC Surface Impact Tester

  • Determination of Critical Fall height from each activity FHF

  • Test results corresponding to activity fall heights

  • Severity of the impact measured per drop in terms of the Head Injury Criteria

  • A drop curve graph is then produced from all selected heights/drops obtained

  • Digital certificate (Pass/Fail) including photos