Importance of Railing Systems: Ways That Railings Can Provide a Safe and Secure Play Area for your Children
Allowing kids to play outside is proven to be important for their development, and there is growing evidence to support the health and social benefits of outdoor learning on the playground rather than in the classroom on a nice sunny day. Creating a specific safe play zone will also divert children's attention away from potentially dangerous activities. It's meaningless to spend time and money finding a variety of kid-friendly equipment and activities if the play area is made dangerous by the use of insecure fencing and gates.

At Almec Fencing we have put together a small article of the benefits of installing high quality railing security systems to secure your playground safe zone area. 

Schools Out, Security Fence In!

The Summer Holiday months are the perfect time to install your railing security systems around the play areas to keep the kids safe! 

School summer holidays are the perfect time to consider installing or upgrading your current security system surround the school or playground safe area. All systems are manufactured from high quality galvanised steel and can be customised to your requirements with varying heights, powder coating finishes and a choice of dig in or bolt down posts, did you know it can even be multicolours? Check out our recent installation of Multicoloured Railings for a Primary School in Eccleshall

Sturdy, reliable and attractive playground fencing will not only look good but provide children with a safe and secure playground that will considerably reduce the risks of them coming to harm. This blog post from Almec Fencing will look at ways in which security gates and fencing can be used to provide a safer play area.

Our railing systems are a popular choice when it comes to public locations. They offer an attractive, uniform aesthetic all whilst being safe and secure, particularly around children and young adults! Railing systems are perfect for areas that require a low to medium level of security but require a good visibility. Playgrounds and outdoor areas may require these boundary railings to ensure play zones are kept safe.

Railing systems are obtainable in diverse arrangements such as vertical and bow top which all come in various heights and widths. Our bow top systems are most popular around children as the railings have the possibility of being supplied as RoSPA certified. With the bow top variety, there are no sharp edges to be concerned about making them extraordinarily popular with schools and play centres. We can provide our bow top railings in numerous sizes and colours, even if you wanted to match your Schools Branding, we can help you with this!

Our railings and gates have been made from high quality steel and galvanised with zinc to prevent rust developing. The optional powder coating is not only uniform and pleasing to the eye, but also beneficial by increasing resilience to weathering and vandalism.

We can supply these specific playground safe railings with matching gates; single leaf and double leaf all in a variety of heights and widths. As well as these variables, we can also provide various powder coating colours to customise to your specific project needs.

Safe and secure play area with gated access

The entrance to a playground should be broad enough for pushchairs and wheelchairs to enter without difficulty, with a minimum aperture of one metre. Gates should open outwards unless doing so would endanger others, such as cyclists and pedestrians, and gates should close automatically to improve security. To avoid striking a youngster or someone in a wheelchair, the gate should not close quicker than five seconds.

Use durable materials

Older children frequently visit the playground late at night, which, in the worst-case situation, could lead to anti-social behaviour, graffiti, and vandalism. Installing robust fencing and gates, as well as galvanising and powder coating, can help to prevent or deter the destruction of playground equipment.

Keep dogs and other animals out

As previously said, security gates should open outwards and if possible be self-closing, as an outward opening gate is perfect for preventing the infiltration of dogs and other animals such as foxes. These animals frequently make a mess, which becomes a health issue for any child that uses the playground.

If your school or other establishment is looking for a specific kind of railing system and a proven experience supplier and installer of School Fencing, please contact us today.

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