Playground Services

Playground Services from The Playground Doctor

By: The Playground Doctor  01-Dec-2010
Keywords: Child Care, Shade Sails, Synthetic Grass


Services Offered;

    Accreditation
-    Australian Playground Safety Institute ( APSI )
-    Royal Organisation of Safety & Prevention of Accidents ( ROSPA )

Accreditation # L2R-09023

-    All staff accredited with BNG Conserve.
    Consultancy
-    Assistance with the design and suitability of new children’s play areas.
-    Assistance with the design of public artworks with relation to children’s safety.
    Graffiti
-    Removal of graffiti from play equipment and surrounds. Specially formulated, environmentally friendly, cleaning agents used due to the complex nature of the materials cleaned and surrounding surfaces that are affected.

    Inspection
-    Inspection of new playground installations prior to sign off with regards to compliance to the relevant Australian Standards.
-    Scheduled Operational Inspections of Play Equipment and Safety Surfacing.
-    Australian Standards Compliance Inspection of Play Equipment and Safety Surface provision.
-    Inspections carried out by accredited staff.
    Installation
-    Staff fully trained in all aspects of play equipment installation & maintenance.
-    Staff fully trained in all aspects of safety surface installation & repair. Wet Pour Rubber, Synthetic Grass, Organic Materials and borders.
-    Fully equipped service vehicles carrying all plant equipment, and additional spare parts required to carry out the wide variety of tasks.

    Pressure Clean
-    High pressure cleaning (not hot) of surfaces for removal of mildew, mould, graffiti, chewing gum etc.

    Removal
-    The removal of old or damaged play equipment and, or, safety surfacing areas.
    Security
-    The supply of licensed security personnel  for onsite duties with regard to new surfacing installations during curing periods.

    Security fence
-    The supply and Installation of temporary security fencing for work site security.
    Site Prep
-    The preparation of sites for the installation of play equipment and, or safety surfacing. Including earthworks, quarry materials, and compaction.

    Tasks
-    Attendance to site to assess.
-    Attendance to site to make safe.
    Waste Disposal
-    Environmentally responsible disposal of waste materials.
-    Waste materials recycled where ever possible.
    Weed Spraying
-    Herbicide spraying of weeds within the designated play equipment areas.
    Welding
-    Onsite / Offsite welding of damaged or fabricated replacement products. All welding is certified and carried out by qualified persons.

    Wet Pour Rubber
-    Supply & Installation of Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing.
-    Supply & Installation of Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing Repairs.
-    Full Certification of Compliance to Australian Standards.
    Synthetic Grass
-    Supply & Installation of Synthetic Grass Surfacing. Cricket, Tennis, Bowling, Children’s Play Areas, Imitation Turf etc.
-    Supply & Installation of Synthetic Grass Safety Surfacing with rebound closed cell rubber underlay.
-    Supply & Installation of Synthetic Grass, and, or, Synthetic Grass Safety Surfacing Repairs.
-    Full Certification of Compliance to Australian Standards.
    Organic Surfacing
-    Supply and Installation of all types of Organic Safety Surfacing Products. Astec Mulch Pty Ltd wood grindings is the preferred product.

    Fencing
-    Supply, Installation, and repairs of child safe tubular style fencing.
-    Supply, Installation, and repair of chain wire style fencing.

We are fully insured for the services offered above and keep full records of subcontractors (where applicable) insurances and licensing.


Where-ever possible, Australian Made Products are utlised.


Australian Standards relevant to the services we offer;

AS 4685:2004 (Parts 1 to 6)
AS 4685:2004 (Part 1 to 6) sets out the general and specific requirements for playground equipment in six parts
1.    AS 4685.1: 2004 Pt 1 General safety requirements and test methods
2.    AS 4685.2: 2004 Pt 2 Particular safety requirements and test methods for swings
3.    AS 4685.3: 2004 Pt 3 Particular safety requirements and test methods for slides
4.    AS 4685.4: 2004 Pt 4 Particular safety requirements and test methods for runways
5.    AS 4685.5: 2004 Pt 5 Particular safety requirements and test methods for carousels
6.    AS 4685.6: 2004 Pt 6 Particular safety requirements and test methods for rocking equipment
* The above AS 4685 series of Standards supersedes AS 1924 Parts 1 and 2: 1981
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AS/NZS 4422: 1996
Playground Surfacing - Specifications, Requirements & Test Methods
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AS/NZS 4486.1: 1997
Playgrounds and Playground Equipment - Part 1: Development, Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Operation
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AS 2155: 1982
Playgrounds: Guide to Siting and to Installation and Maintenance of Equipment
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AS 2555: 1982
Supervised Adventure Playgrounds - Guide to Establishment and Administration
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AS 1428.3: 1992
Design for Access and Mobility - Requirements for Children and Adolescents with Physical Disabilities
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AS 1924, Parts 1 and 2: 1981 - Superseded
Playground Equipment for Parks, Schools and Domestic Use
•    Playground equipment manufactured and installed according to AS 1924, Parts 1 and 2: 1981 shall remain compliant with AS 1924: 1981. When parts of existing equipment are replaced, the item will need to meet compliance with AS 4685: 2004.

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