Kidsafe NSW Inc. Newsletter
November 2014
29 Oct 2014

In This Issue


2014 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards

The 2014 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces across Australia. Fifty-six entries were received from all over the country and featured innovatiove use of space and resources in early childhood centres and schools, as well as expansive, well-resourced public playspaces. 

Congratulations to the WINNERS!

Too Hot to Play? Protecting children from burns and scalds in the playground

In the Australian climate, playground equipment and surfacing can heat up rapidly and remain hot. This can cause serious burns and scalds to skin upon contact.

At surface temperatures greater than 50 degrees Celsius, tender young skin can be burned severely within seconds and may require surgery. Playground surfacing and equipment (including plastic parts) can exceed this temperature on dry, bright sunny days with temperatures in the high twenties. 

Shade for Play

Outdoor play is important for children of all ages. Playground providers need to include of shade when creating playgrounds, under the harsh Australian sun. Adequate shade in a playground limits the possibility of over-exposure to UV radiation and creates a comfortable environment for both children and adults. 

Playground Tour - 'Shade, Play and Planting - Techniques That Work'

Kidsafe NSW in partnership with Parks and Leisure Australia NSW/ACT and Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects invite you to attend our upcoming Playground Tour.
Tuesday 11 November 2014

Kidsafe NSW
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