Playground Balance Beam Fall-Zone & Fall-Height for FallZone Playground Safety Surfacing

Balance beams can add an element of fall risk to a playground.The possibility of falling off provides an element of unpredictability to play so it is essential that the proper FallZone Playground Surfacing is under & around this type of playground equipment. Children must carefully stand on the beam and keep themselves steady as they walk across. This is a skill that can be difficult for children and it is a great skill for them to practice and making sure you have the right fall protection surfacing will help build there confidence knowing if they do fall they will be landing on a shock absorbing surface which will help prevent head injures. Balance Beams can help children develop balancing skills and is a good way to help their coordination. These skills they may not have fully developed and because of this they may fall off at times, which is why it is so important to follow the Fall-zone and Fall-Height guidelines of a balance beam. 

Fall-Zone of Balance Beams

The fall-zone for balance beams is six feet or more. This means there must be six feet of protective FallZone Playground Safety Surfacing every which way for six feet from the beams. Any other equipment should not overlap with the fall-zone

Fall-Height of Balance Beams 

The top of balance beams determines the Fall Height. Because children often fall off of these apparatuses, there is a twelve-inch maximum for preschool age children and sixteen-inch maximum for school-age children

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