In the Playground Division, we are always thinking of new ways to provide our customers with a better understanding of the unique physical properties of our safety surfacing and the benefits of its use for the owner/operators of their playgrounds.
Worldwide statistics indicate that 55 – 75 % of all playground injuries result from falls onto non-compliant, compacted surfaces from adjacent play structures. The purpose of the protective safety surfacing is to reduce the number of injuries over-all and to protect children from life-threatening or debilitating injuries.
Hutcheson CSA Compliant Granite Playground Sand is an exceptional protective safety surfacing material created with the safety of children in mind. It is our goal to provide all customers with an economical protective surfacing material that continues for the lifetime of the play equipment to meet or exceed CSA Standards and to also provide excellent play value for kids of every age.
Hutcheson’s Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Compliant Granite Playground Sand is tested in accordance with ASTM F355, ASTM F1292, CAN/CSA Z614 specifications and all their revisions. Surface impact attenuation tests have been performed by independent consultants and municipalities for 20 years since initial installation, and our Granite Playground Sand has continued to meet or exceed the current CSA standards in dry, wet or frozen environmental conditions (without ever requiring rototilling).