Fall Zones

Floor plans produced by Lappset specify areas where shock absorbing safety surfacing needs to be laid down. This zone is measured according to any parts of the equipment that allow children to climb more than 60 cm off the ground or where they can gain momentum.

All products also need to be surrounded by a fall zone that equates to the area where shock absorbing safety surfacing is required or extends at least 150 cm from any part of the equipment that allows children to climb off the ground.

The difference between the area requiring shock absorbing safety surfacing and the fall zone is best explained with the help of an example: With regard to staircases, the fall zone is measured from the edge of the lowest step, while the safety surfacing zone is measured from the first step that reaches a height of at least 60 cm.

The fall zone cannot include any objects that are both hard and sharp. Examples of such objects are sharp-edged rocks, edges of tree stumps, prickly branches, or fencing. Fall zones can include objects that are hard but not sharp, such as tree trunks or natural round rocks, or objects that are sharp but not hard, such as the branches of a hedge.

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