How to Calculate a Fall Zone Area for Playground Surfacing
Playgrounds need to be designed with an awareness of where the risk is greatest. Fall zones, also called use zones, are the areas beneath and around playground equipment where children are most likely to fall and sustain injuries. Once identified, fall zones should be equipped with FallZone Safety Surfacing to protect children against playtime injuries. Calculating a fall zone is the first step to creating a safe, environment for your children along with the proper FallZone Safety Surfacing.
Fall Zones for Playground Structures
Step #1 Measure 6 feet outwards from the edge of the piece of equipment.
Step #3 Join the markings on the ground to create a perimeter around the piece of equipment. The area enclosed by this perimeter is the fall zone for the piece of equipment and FallZone Safety Surfacing.