­

Sandpit Solutions

Sandpit covers provide many hours of fun and natural play for children. The sandpit is an excellent opportunity for Social, Emotional and Language development. Children use communication skills as they talk about what they are doing and how to do things whilst playing in the sand. Sand play and pole protectors also enables children to develop gross and fine motor skills as they dig, build, scoop and carry the sand.

 

PlaySafe SandPit solutions can offer you the following:

Our specialized equipment will sift the sand to remove debris such as broken glass, stones, leaves, bark, animal droppings, and general litter. We can also top up the sand levels in your sand pit to the acceptable level in order for safe play and to minimise any tripping hazards.
This type of service is required when the sand is in poor condition. These sand pits have not been properly maintained (raking is not classified as a sufficient clean). They have a moisture and drainage issue, they may be contaminated or have a significant level of debris throughout the pit. We will dispose the old contaminated sand, wash and disinfect the sandpit structure, and refill the sandpit with new sand.
This service is recommended when the functionality of the sandpit has been compromised due to excessive water retention, underground drainage issues, ground levelling issues and structural damage.
Are you planning on constructing or revamping your playground? Talk to us today about designing and creating a functional and sustainable sand play space.

 

In addition to these services we supply custom made SandPit Covers to preserve your sandpit investment. We also supply Pole Protectors and Post Pads for safe play.

About Sand Hygiene:

It is important to note that unclean sandpits have the capability to cause hazards to children.

Sandpits can become unclean when animals, particularly cats, and children use them as toilets. Toxoplasmosis can be spread from cats/animal dropping to humans through dirty sandpits. A study in Brazil reported that school playgrounds in primary schools were heavily contaminated by T. gondii oocysts (dos Santos TR, Nunes CM, Luvizotto MCR et al., Detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in environmental samples from public schools, Vet Parasitol 2010;171:53–57).
Children may become infected by putting dirty hands, including oocysts, in their mouths. Insects can live in damp sand and may bite or sting children.

The Microbiological Hygienic Quality of sand is important. In addition to removing hazardous items and leaf litter, regular sifting allows light and air to penetrate the sand. This acts to disinfect and freshen the sand and helps avoid anaerobic conditions (some which can be toxic). As a result of sifting, the hardened sand will be broken down and therefore the end result will be soft sand.

Those responsible for playgrounds and sandpits not only have a duty of care to maintain that location but need to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the area is as safe as possible. Part of any comprehensive safety program should include a regular, professional maintenance program.