Guide published to help source safe playground surfaces

The Association of Play Industries (API) has published a new code of practice with guidance to help clients, installers and specifiers find the right play surfacing.

Provision of Impact Attenuating Surfaces advises on types of surfacing available and gives information on construction requirements, specification and maintenance of impact-absorbing surfaces.

API chairman John Croasdale said: "This will help people looking to maintain or create playgrounds. For the first time, it gathers together years of playground surfacing knowledge and experience in one place, making it a great reference tool."

He said the API wants to promote best practice in the laying and upkeep of playground surfacing and it is targeting play professionals such as installers, designers, manufacturers, schools, councils, parks staff and residents' associations. See www.api-play.org/resources.


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