Innovations that Help Protect Children
At ForeverLawn, we take safety very seriously. That is why when we developed the first safety system under our grass back in 2004, it achieved a 12-foot fall safe rating even though 90% of playgrounds only required fall safe ratings up to 8 feet. That same affordable, tried and true system is used today, because most people share our philosophy to go above and beyond the requirements when it comes to the safety of the children.
ForeverLawn has continued to bring new innovations to the market. In 2011, we created XStatic™ antistatic technology, to help reduce static build up on the playground. This important development will help playground users who rely on electronic devices such as cochlear implants enjoy a safer, more rewarding play experience.
In 2007, we introduced grass products that contain antimicrobial technology within the blade structure. Alphasan® antimicrobial technology, which is used on items such as shopping carts and canteens, was added for the express purpose of going above and beyond standard requirements to enhance safety for children. Read more about antimicrobial technology in Playground Grass.
Everything from the grass fibers to how the turf is installed has been specifically designed for the high traffic areas of a playground. Our network of dealers complete an IPEMA-certified training program to ensure that the installations are completed in the proper way. Our fall height protection certifications have all been verified through IPEMA certified testing facilitates such as the Detroit Testing Lab, and meet the ASTM 1292 fall specifications as well as the ASTM 1951 ADA accessibility specifications. We also monitor and meet all the CPSC (consumer product safety commission) standards and recommendations for playground surfaces. Our Playground Grass products meet or exceed established testing standards with regard to heavy metals in turf, according to CPSC, ASTM and the State of California standards.
Explore the links below for more information related to the safety of Playground Grass:
- IPEMA certification
- ASTM 1292 safety rating up to 12 feet (view testing results)
- ASTM 1951 ADA compliance (view testing results)
- National Center on Accessibility report: A Longitudinal Study of Playground Surfaces to Evaluate Accessibility: Year One Findings
- STC certified builder
- CPSC Staff Finds Synthetic Turf Fields OK to Install, OK to Play On - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Should you have any questions pertaining to the safety of our playground surfacing systems, please contact us.