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Do the instruments require any kind of 'Play Area Surfacing' or 'Safer Surfacing'?

Musical instruments require no expensive special surfacing and are easy to install.

The purpose of safer surfacing is to cushion the impact of a child’s accidental fall and reduce the severity of an injury. As our instruments are intended to be played while standing on the ground and not climbed on they do not have any requirements for impact absorbing safer surfacing under BS EN-1177.

Additionally, for protection against injuries, all play equipment requires a recommended 'free space' zone. Free space is a minimum space around equipment that will reduce the risk of collisions. We confirm that our instructments, if installed correctly and following our installation instructions, have been independantly inspected and comply with the dimensional requirements of BS EN 1176.

Wear and tear - Warning! These instruments are going to be popular, so if you plan to install them into
grass, you may want to consider some form of ground protection such as grass re-enforcement materials to prevent muddy surfaces appearing.


It is important to remember that from first design, equipment selection, installation and initial risk assessment through to routine maintenance and inspections, any organisation or business that installs or manages a children’s play area must take responsibility for the overall safety of the equipment in place.


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Percussion Play is a Limited company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 07639169.
Registered Office: Harwood House, 43 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QP.
Trading Address: Percussion Play Limited, The Courtyard, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4DX.