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PlaySafe Playground Fencing Kits

PlaySafe Playground Fencing Kits

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PlaySafe railing panels are special RoSPA specification bow top railing panels specifically designed to be safe for playgrounds and children's play areas.

The Fastline Fencing Supplies PlaySafe Playground Fencing Kits include all the fencing components needed to erect a run of PlaySafe Playground Fencing.

PlaySafe Playground Fencing Kit

The kit includes all the PlaySafe railing panels and posts (including fixings) required to make up the stated length of fencing (quantities vary depending on option selected).

*Note: all kits include an end post with all the required fixings to complete the fencing run.*

Post Mix Concrete will be required to install the fence posts in the ground, which can be added to the shopping cart on the Post Mix Concrete product page.

PlaySafe Playground Fencing Information

PlaySafe playground fencing is a metal railings system specifically designed to be suitable for use around playgrounds and other areas commonly used by small children.

The playground fencing panels are Fastline Steel Services PlaySafe bow top railing panels, manufactured in Willenhall, Staffordshire.

The panels are made up from 12mm diameter round steel bars shaped into the familiar bows, and welded to 40x8 flat bar horizontal steel rails.

The vertical bars of the railing are at consistent 104mm centres, providing a maximum gap between the bar of 92mm to meet RoSPA EN1176 Playground Equipment Standards.

The overall width of the panels is 2.72m. When installed with the posts each railing bay is 2.8m long.

The height of the fencing given includes a 75mm ground clearance underneath the panel to allow for small changes in ground level along the fence line.

The posts are made from 50x50mm square hollow sections steel, and include a welded cap, and are pre-drilled to accept the loose cleats and bolt fixings supplied with every post.

All panels and posts are hot dip galvanised and powder coat finished to prevent rusting and corrosion, and maximise the lifetime of the railings. 

The railings are supplied in full 2.8m long fencing bays. However the panels can be cut back with a hand powered metal saw to suit places where full panels are too long, usually at the end of a fencing run, or at the corners of a plot.

The loose cleats include slots and can be used to allow the panels to be stepped to suit shallow inclines.

RoSPA Specification Playground Fencing

The system follows guidance set out by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) in document EN1176 Playground Equipment Standard relating to playground and playground equipment safety. 

The design points that make the PlaySafe system suitable for use in children's play areas are that elimination of potential trapping points and sharp edges to reduce the risk of injury where possible.

Specifically, the gaps between the bars have been reduced to under 100mm, and the bow heights have been lowered to remove the risk of potenitally very dangerous head trapping incidents.

Potential finger trap points have also been removed from the system.

PlaySafe Playground Fencing Installation

Installing PlaySafe Playground Fencing is very simple.

Firstly the posts need to be install in the ground at appropriate positions, with centres at 2.8m to suit the 2.72m fencing panel width.

Once the posts are installed, the loose cleats can be loosely fitted into the pre-drilled holes in the post.

The metal railing panels can then be bolted to the cleats.

As the railing cleats are slotted in both directions, final small adjustments can be made to ensure the panel is level. Once this is done, the bolts can be tightened up, and the snap-off nuts can be tightened until the hexagonal end comes away to provide a secure, anti-tamper fixing.

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