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Three Tips to Design Effective Playground Shade

Three tips to design effective playground shade:


  1. Consider what needs to be shaded and at what times. The areas where children sit down, such as slides and swings, should take priority.
  2. Think about your post locations. Note the fall zones of the equipment and ensure your posts are clear. As a guide, you should be 2.5m away from equipment, and more in front of swings.
  3. Check the height of your equipment. The playground shade should be 1.5m above non-accessible and minimum 2.5m above accessible parts of the play equipment.

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Health and safety in the shade industry

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We’re never satisfied with casual, careless or superficial. When it comes to shade, we won’t settle for anything less than long-term. It has to be the perfect marriage of function and form. So we set out to raise the industry benchmark for safety, quality and environmental standards through independent assessment. Yep, we actually choose to be audited. We renew our vows every year, to make sure our structures last the test of time.