Playground Safety

Playground Safety

Playground Safety

All of our equipment is independently certified to the New Zealand Playground Safety Standards NZS5828:2015 so that the compliance of your playground is guaranteed.


Playgrounds have to be safe for children, but part of what makes an activity fun is the thrill of doing something that seems just a bit dangerous. So how do you make playgrounds that thrill children safely?

At Playground People, we think of safety as achieving just the right balance of comfort and challenges. Comfort makes children feel safe and secure while they play freely. Challenges help to expand the child's comfort zone.

Understanding what "comfort" and "challenges" mean for individual children requires deep insight into the specific age groups of children. What makes them feel comfortable? Do they have the experience it takes to be able to predict risk?

In addition to achieving the right balance between comfort and challenge, our play solutions are fully compliant with all relevant international playground safety standards, including the European EN 1176 standard, the American ASTM F1487 standard and the Australian AS4685 standard.

In fact we know the standard so well, we have been producing New Zealand’s only guide to it for the last 15 years!

We wrote the book on playground safety - literally!