Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Playground Safety: Too Important to Ignore

playground safety

Playground Safety is a subject we at Yippy find ourselves talking about more and more often. It wouldn't surprise you to know that there are many playgrounds at schools, creches and public parks all over South Africa.

What might shock you to know however is that Playground Safety in many of those playgrounds is lacking and every year many thousands of children are injured and disabled as a result of accidental injury in playgrounds and according to recent statistics, on average a further ten each year will die. 

The safety of the children who use those playgrounds has only been covered under National Safety Standards fairly recently.

When you consider that Playground Safety Standards have been in use in other parts of the world since the late 1970's and in some countries, as early as 1926 South Africa then, was a little slow but the current National Standards were introduced in 2010:

South African National Standard SANS 51176 parts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 and 11 General requirements and test Methods for playground equipment.

South African National Standard SANS 51177 Surfacing requirements underneath playground equipment

South African National Standard SANS 54960 Inflatable amusement and play equipment - Safety requirements and test methods

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Yippy Playground Projects: Kinnerlant Kleuterskool January 2013

Kinnerlant Kleuterskool in Monument contacted us when they realised that they needed new swings in their playground. And Playground Research shows, you can never have enough swings!

The school took, in total; One Tyre Bucket Swing, which is an all round swing that can be used from the age of around two (with supervision) up to 92.

Tyre Swing Bucket
With the Yippy Designed foldover front. R150

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Yippy Playground Projects: Little Giants Nursery School, Centurion

We visited Little Giants Nursery School in Centurion on one of our December Sales Trips, and were delighted to received an order from them to add some Yippy to their playground this month.

We do love adding Yippy to an existing Playground.

First things first, swings! Little Giants had a new Reclaimed Timber Pole Set with three Tyre Horse Swings, note the diameter of the poles we use. Yippy believes in making structures that last, so we use thicker poles than the industry standard.

Swing Poles
Three Horse Swings, awaiting riders ..