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Shock Padding

Shock Padding

Playground Equipment

Introducing Playground Shock Padding: Safety Beyond Compare

When it comes to safety on the playground or the field, our shock pads stand head and shoulders above the rest. Discover our go-to choices for those seeking the perfect balance of protection and performance.

Shock pads (aka safety / fall pads) are a critical part of any playground safety surface. They help to reduce the impact of falls and injuries by absorbing the force of impact. Shock pads come in a variety of materials, including polyethylene foam, rubber, and recycled materials. They are typically installed under artificial turf or mulch surfaces.

The thickness and type of safety pad required will depend on the height of the fall, the type of surface, and the desired level of safety. For example, a playground with a 12-foot fall height would require a thicker shock pad than a playground with a 6-foot fall height. A playground with a concrete surface would require a thicker shock pad than a playground with an asphalt surface. 

Fall pads are an important part of any playground safety system. They help to reduce the risk of injuries and create a safer playing environment for children.

Benefits of Safety Shock Padding for Playgrounds

There are many benefits to using shock pads for playgrounds, including:

  • Reduced risk of injuries: Shock pads help to absorb the force of impact, which can reduce the risk of injuries from falls.
  • Increased safety: Fall pads can help to create a safer playing environment for children by reducing the risk of injuries.
  • Comfort: Shock pads can make the playground surface more comfortable for children to play on.
  • Durability: Safety pads are typically durable and can withstand years of use.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Shock pads can be a cost-effective way to improve the safety of a playground.

Types of Shock Pads

There are many different types of shock pads available, including:

  • Polyethylene foam: Polyethylene foam is a common type of shock pad. It is lightweight and easy to install.
  • Rubber: Rubber shock pads are durable and can withstand high levels of wear and tear.
  • Recycled materials: Recycled materials can be used to create shock pads. This can help to reduce waste and save money.

Installing Safety Pads

Shock pads are typically installed under artificial turf or mulch surfaces. The installation process is relatively simple and can be done by a professional or a do-it-yourselfer.

The first step is to prepare the surface by removing any debris or rocks. Next, the shock pads are installed in a layer that is thick enough to absorb the force of impact. Finally, the artificial turf or mulch is installed on top of the shock pads.

Maintaining Shock Pads

Shock pads should be maintained regularly to ensure that they are in good condition and provide the desired level of safety. The maintenance process will vary depending on the type of shock pad. For example, polyethylene foam shock pads should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water solution. Rubber shock pads should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution and then dried with a clean cloth. Recycled material shock pads should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution and then dried with a clean cloth.

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