Performing Reference Drops is as Important as Calibration
Performing the reference drops in preparation for testing surfacing in the field is an essential step in the testing process. It is somewhat understandable for those with a TRIAX Impact Testing System who have become used to the reliability of the devices to trust the continued operation, but this is not a reason to become complacent.Download PDF
EVERPLAY sets a New First Testing to ASTM F3351
Volume 22, Issue 1 January 2020
ASTM F3351-20 Standard Test Method for Playground Surface Impact Testing in Laboratory at Specified Height is the latest testing from ASTM that allows owners to request surfaces that perform better than the ASTM F1292 “critical height” and failure. Download the PDF to read the full newsletter.DOWNLOAD PDF
Measuring Infill and System Depth ith a 3 Prong Gauge
Volume 9, Issue 1 April 2019
Infilled synthetic turf systems are typically termed the 3rd generation of synthetic turf and accepted by North American Footfall in the 1990s and Football (soccer) such as UEFA in 2002 as “nearly equivalent to natural turf” for play.DOWNLOAD PDF
Risk assessment for sports, recreational facilities and equipment
ISO / WD 22618.3:2019
The hazard identification and risk assessment approach provides significant advantages to the 179 development of new play, recreation and sport environments when used by designers, manufacturers, 180 installers, owner/operators and maintainers to assess the risks that could lead to harm to persons.DOWNLOAD PDF
Protective Surfacing Purpose and History
Volume 21, Issue 1 January 2018
Since the dawn of human history there has been the joy of play and for the longest time elevated places to see beyond the horizon were atisfied in climbing hills or trees. Only well after the beginnings of the industrial revolution did manufactured play structures arrive raising the user directly above the ground. Download the PDF for more informationDOWNLOAD PDF
Turf Standards for Head Injury
Volume 8, Issue 1 April 2017
The issue of prevention of injury, primarily head inju-ries, has been a concern of manufacturers, designers, owners and users of synthetic turf fields. For more than 45 years impact attenuation has been measured through the use of ASTM F355, Procedure A.DOWNLOAD PDF
Health Effects of Tire Rubber Exposure
Volume: 7 Issue: 1 January 2015
Health Effects of Tire Rubber Exposure, Surfacing types, Loose Rubber nuggets, Synthetic turf, Moulded, Poured in Place, Choices & Decisions Download the PDF to read the full newsletter.DOWNLOAD PDF
Understanding Rubber Playground Surfaces
Volume: 6 Issue: 1 January 2014
The key to playground protective surfacing is the “protective” aspect first with accessibility to persons with all abilities and functional longevity a close second and third.
Performance Based Standards
Volume: 5 Issue: 1 January 2014
Performance Based Standards should be the simplest item in the world to procure, but it never fails that the Owner, the Landscape Architect, General Contractor and others are surprised when the surface fails and the supplier says with a straight face, “it meets spec". Download the PDF to read the full newsletter.
General Contractors and Owners Part Ways
Volume: 19 Issue: 1 January 2012
General Contractors & Owners Part Ways, Failure of a playing surface to meet standards and federal or state mandates. Download the PDF to read the full newsletter.
The Sustainable Playground Protective Surface
Volume: 4 Issue: 1 February 2011
Sustainable Playground Protective Surface, Protection from Injury, Other Standards, Maintenance of Surfacing, Other Standards for Protective Surface Compliance, Protective Surfacing Design, Maintenance of Surfacing, Best Practices, Impact Attenuation
, Definition of Accessible Route, Download the PDF to read the full newsletter.