GMax and HIC: Considerations for New Installations

With regard to new playground safety surfacing and synthetic turf fields, we are often asked: “What should the Gmax and HIC levels be at installation?” ASTM F1292 requires a Gmax levels to be less than or equal to 200, and HIC levels to be less than or equal to 1000. This requirement is applicable through […]

Playground Safety Requires Maintaining the Surface

Above Left: Engineered Wood Fiber Safety Surface (less than 1 month in use), Above Right: Poured In Place Safety Surface (3 years old) All playground safety surfaces have their benefits, and none are without faults. Owners often forget that they need to maintain them in order for them to properly protect the children using them. […]

Effort to reduce Gmax in ASTM F1292: Formally Withdrawn May 2015

For several years, there has been active movement to reduce the Gmax level allowed in ASTM’s F1292 standard for Playground Surfacing. The most recent effort attempted to reduce the allowable Gmax levels. This most recent effort received enough negative votes during the balloting process that the item was removed from consideration. What does that mean? […]

Peace Of Mind and playground safety surfacing

In May of 2014, ASET Services performed field testing at a playground in Chicago, IL. The playground was closed by the contractor until the surface was field tested and he knew that the surface was safe for the kids and the community.  The photo to the right shows the playground equipment behind orange hazard fencing. […]