Safe Play with PlaySmart

Everybody knows just how important safety is when it comes to play, but do you know what you need to do in order to ensure your playground and play surfacing meets industry standards? 

Luckily, PlaySmart is a committed member of the Association of Play Industries (API), meaning we adhere to a strict professional code of conduct and ensure every playground safety surfacing product we release satisfies industry standards. 

When you do business with PlaySmart, you can rest assured that you are getting a quality product that has been tested rigorously to ensure the children using it are safe, leaving more room for the most important stuff – play!

Why Use An API Member?

When you use an API member, you know that you are getting the best results possible for your playground. As API members, you are required to prove the standard of your work and its safety and suitability for public use. Without an API approval, unfortunately you cannot guarantee the safety of a playground feature – but with PlaySmart, you have peace of mind. Our core values of safety are below:


  • Quality in play. In order to maintain our API membership, we have to meet the industry’s high standards of safety and suitability. From design to installation, we follow a number of standards to ensure we are consistently providing the best safety surfaces possible for children’s play. From ensuring critical fall height measurements are tested to developing materials tried and tested for safe play, PlaySmart are committed to safety at all stages of the playground planning process.


  • Evidence. In order to prove our commitment to quality and safety, we are happy to provide lots of evidence referencing our previous work. Whether this is pictures during installation and after completion, case studies, or references and testimonials from our clients, we strive to give our clients a comprehensive overview of who we are, what we do and our pledge to playground safety.


  • Play value. As part of the API charter, we are consistently driven to innovate and push forward new ways of thinking. Whether this entails design, inclusivity, materials, or most importantly safety, PlaySmart will always strive to conceptualise and introduce brighter and better ideas into our work.


  • Financial security. When becoming an API member, all businesses must undergo financial checks to ensure they are fiscally sound and can be relied on to complete a project from start to finish. Not only this, but members are also required to provide annual play related turnover, and are also subject to random financial checks from the API. By agreeing to these terms and disclosing our financial information, PlaySmart hopes to provide our customers with peace of mind. 


  • Commitment to standards. We take safety standards extremely seriously, and comply with British safety standards to deliver top of the line play products that stand the test of time and keep children playing safely. 
A PlaySmart installer wearing a PlaySmart branded blue shirt installs and levels a Corkeen pathway
The Risks of Not Using An API Member

As you may see, selecting an API member to carry out your playground safety surfacing project is the most fiscally and professionally viable option. Without adhering to API stipulations, there is no guarantee of a playground that meets the required safety standards, therefore putting children at risk of play surfacing not up to scratch.

How Do I Find Out More?

If you’d like to know how PlaySmart can help you turn your playground dream into reality, without ever compromising on quality and safety, we are more than happy to talk you through any questions you have. Simply fill out the contact form below, or give us a call on 01564 742811 today!

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