Peer reviewed research argues against the need to change safety criteria for playground surfaces

1 Apr

Today researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit published an article supporting the call for ASTM to put its playground surfacing proposals on hold. You can find the paper here:

http://www.injuryresearch.bc.ca/can-we-go-too-far-when-it-comes-to-childrens-injury-prevention/

As Chairman of the UK Play Safety Forum I very much welcome the international support that this paper gives to our campaign to persuade the ASTM to vote against dropping the HIC 1000 criteria to HIC 700, which would result in significant amounts of public money being spent without any proven benefit for children or their safety.

I would urge all those who are interested to follow the link and read on!

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