SchoolTurf has an innovative and environmentally friendly solution for your safety fall height requirements in council playgrounds, schools and childcare centres. The underlying shock pad is constructed from tiny pieces of recycled foam bonded together to form a soft but free draining porous pad. This pad combined with a surfacing layer of synthetic grass provides a safe, soft, clean and dry playground surface all year round.
Re-tested in October 2011, our safety fall height systems for playgrounds meet the NZS5828:2004 for free heights of fall up to a critical fall height of 3.3m
It normally consists of one, but sometimes two layers, depending on the degree of impact absorption required. The shock pad is then covered by a synthetic grass carpet of your choice allowing a combination of different colours and textures to suit your environment. Shock pad can be laid onto most types of bases and will follow the contours of that base without cracking or damage.
The use of shock pads increases the drainage capability of any installation allowing children to continue to play in light rain, and even after heavy rain showers as no water remains in the playground. The open cell construction of the mat allows water to pass easily and readily between the closed cell flakes, giving the shock pad mat super drainage performance without absorbing any water. No more slippery surfaces or areas holding water, just a dry and safe surface for all kids.