Wet Pour Testing

Wet Pour Testing

Rubber playground safety surfaces should be tested to check that the Critical Fall Height for any play equipment has been met for optimum safety.

Wetpour Surface Tests

Wetpour Surface Tests

Wetpour safety flooring is commonly used in children's playground so it's important to carry out tests for safety and performance so any necessary action can be taken to fix problems.

Safety Surface Testing

Safety Surface Testing

When installing wetpour to your playground, it is important that tests are carried out to ensure it is safe for use and meets requirements.

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Wet Pour Flooring Testing

In order to meet the BSEN 1177 accreditations it is important that wet pour flooring testing is carried out thoroughly prior to installation. The purpose of wetpour flooring is to give parents and guardians piece of mind as their children play in parks, play areas and playgrounds across the country however without sufficient testing it cannot be made certain the surface is doing its job. The most vital test conducted it the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) which measured the Critical fall Height (CFH) that the surface will allow. For example: A 40mm rubber crumb system may support a 1.35 m fall when laid over a MOT type 1 stone sub base however when laid over concrete or tarmac may only meet a 1.25m CFH. This highlights the importance of test specifications set out in the BSEN 1176 and BSEN 1177 standards.


If you would like to find out more information regarding wetpour flooring testing feel free to talk to our team today. We are happy to give you all the required details to ensure your surfacing is safe for use and meets the requirements set by a number of organisations. Simply fill out the contact form provided and we wiil get back to you as soon as possible with everything you need to know. 

What are Wetpour Surface Tests?

Wetpour surface tests or CFH is designed to protect a child from a vital head injury when falling from any equipment. The higher the equipment, the thicker the rubber-crumb safety system must be. It is vital to make sure these safety tests are done http://sportsandplaysurfacetesting.co.uk/safety-tests/ in order to keep children safe when using the surrounding area. Having the appropriate sub base and depth is crucial to prevent any hazards occuring in the facility near me. 

How to do a Wet Pour Test?

If you would like to know how a wetpour test is done and to what requirements, please see the steps below:

1. BS EN 1176 – Tests to check the minimum fall space around equipment ensuring there are no obstacles in the free space where a child may fall onto the rubber surfacing.

2. BS EN 1177 - Testing the critical fall height of surfacing materials.

3. BS 7188 Performance Checks – Wear and tear, slip resistance, skid resistant, flammability.

4. Lab Material Tests – Type of SBR/EPDM rubber crumb, insitu bonded mulch surfacing, grass mats, artificial grass flooring, polymeric insitu rubber sports surfacing and wet pour graphics.

5. Equipment Over the Play Area Rubber Surfacing – Swings, slides etc. including materials used for play area equipment making certain there are no sharp edges.

6. Rotating Items and Entrapments – Ensuring children are safe on the playground when using equipment.

Many local schools have macadam surfaces installed to be used as playground or multi use games areas. These facilities also need to be checked so we offer asphalt sports surfacce assessments http://sportsandplaysurfacetesting.co.uk/surfaces/asphalt-macadam-muga/ to test the safety and ensure even playing qualities for any games and sports the children will be taking part in. If you would like to talk to one of our experts regarding wetpour safety testing or any other surface checks, please complete the quick form on this page.

Wetpour Surface Testing 

When carrying out wetpour surface testing we are able to provide you with all the necessary information and details to ensure you get the greatest results possible. It is crucial that you have fully trained and qualified professionals to perform the testing as this will impact how safe the area is and whether or not it meets the requirements. As experts we have years of experience and specialist knowledge to ensure you can get exactly what you are looking for. Simply fill out the contact form provided and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Wetpour Safety Surfacing Tests Near Me

Play areas across the UK and are tested upon completion of the installation in order to meet the BSEN 1176 and BSEN 1177 accreditations for safety and performance of the rubber surfacing. The wet pour flooring testing in children's play areas is vital in ensuring that kids are safe when playing on equipment. Tests are set out to make certain that all rubber flooring in playgrounds closest to you allow safe play and give schools, nurseries, parents and guardians the peace of mind with regards to injuries.

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As well as having specialist playground flooring, many nearby schools have 3G synthetic pitches installed for use in a number of sports like football and rugby. For high schools and clubs which mainly use these surfaces for rugby, professional IRB and RFU tests http://sportsandplaysurfacetesting.co.uk/accreditation/rfl-rfu-irb/ can be completed to assess the quality of these facilities. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about testing for this type of surface and we'd b happy to give you all the advice you need.

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For more information on wet pour flooring testing and the process required please fill out our contact form today. We will be in touch with professional advice regarding the wetpour safety surfaces and the testing costs, prices and specifications that must be met. When you fill out the application form, please include as much detail as possible as this will help our experts know what service you are requiring and then they will be able to aid you in the most effective way possible and give you advice which might be needed.


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