Latest news from Standards Australia.
New standard to help minimise risks at trampoline parks
The trampoline park industry in Australia has grown from a few centres in 2012 to over 80 open today. With this increase in popularity comes a higher chance of injury, and a greater role for standards to play in minimising risks that might lead to such injuries.
Sydney Children’s Hospital conducted a study of 40 trampoline park related injuries and found that 55% of patients had a soft tissue injury or sprain and 37.5% had a fractured bone(s). Causes of injuries included awkward landings on the bed, larger children bouncing alongside smaller children, and attempted somersaults or flips.
Through collaboration with industry, government, academic and consumer groups, Standards Australia recently published a new Australian Standard, AS 5159.1:2018, Trampoline park facilities, Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods.
Reference: Standards Australia = https://www.standards.org.au/news/new-standard-to-help-minimise-risks-at-trampoline-parks
There has been a lot of media coverage lately regarding poor safety standards within some trampoline parks, so we thought we’d take a second to talk about how seriously we take your safety at Imagination Play
All of our trampoline park designs are approved by the Australian Trampoline Park Association (ATPA), which is an independent body established to set and govern safety standards within the trampoline park industry. Imagination Play are proud to be approved by the ATPA because we believe that we have a responsibility to our customers to make their experience with us as fun and as safe as possible.
Everything about our Trampoline parks – from the layout and development have been established with safety as our number one priority. We are fully compliant with all elements of the
Australian Industry Standard, unlike many of our competitors who fail to meet such standards.
OUTDOOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
Aesthetically pleasing instruments for commercial use in your park and open space projects.
Music is a joy!
Music is a global artistic language that creates community and friendship.
Create an ensemble in your open space!
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Free playground items for you
One free gift of choice when you spend $20,000 + GST or more on
any of the Playdium product range
(Equipment only – installation and delivery costs additional)
Order before 14th December 2018
Don’t miss out on your playground supplied or
installed over Christmas school holidays!
It’s that time of the year again and Christmas is coming up fast.
Please see below the final cut off dates for our Playdium and Rope Series playgrounds and ensure your playground area is ready for the start of the new school year 2019!
Imagination Play is dedicated to creating total recreational options that encourage children to play, socialise, and develop their motor skills, as well as offering adults areas to keep active. From Outdoor Playgrounds, Indoor Playgrounds for any weather conditions, Fitness Trails for the energetic as well as seating or artistic elements.
Imagination Play is a complete supplier for councils, indoor centres, primary schools, parks, kindergartens, restaurants and other family entertainment centres.
Imagination Play offer innovative designs and high-quality products at competitive prices,
combined with a high level of customer service.
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MAKING A SPLASH IN AUSTRALIA
NEW WATER PLAY PRODUCT RANGE LAUNCH
Imagination Play are proud to announce the NEW Water Play range now available.
With sophisticated architectural appeal for urban designs, with each element having a character of their own as well as multiple water disbursement features such as spray, splash, buckets, tunnels, water rings, spill mix, sheet, dump, dome, shower, spin, mist and jets.
With the vast range of features, Imagination Play can design a water play experience for all types of budgets!
The water play series can also be themed with an extensive range of animals and elements to create popular environments such as; jungle, pirate/treasures, farm, sports, ocean and nature.
All water play elements can be designed to suit a specific age group or a multiple range of ages and abilities, with multi-level play or ground mounted play to climb on or over and everything in-between.
The whole range of our Water Play series are vibrantly coloured with intricate details to engage
the children in a exciting water play experience that they will never forget!
The Water Play range is designed using a water management system which is a flow through system.
This is a cost effective solution where water restrictions are lenient.
Ideal for repurposing the water for irrigation and reintroduction into the ground
as percolation and water retention ponds. The water management system
has recirculation system components for reservoirs, drains, chemical storage
and metering systems, rain diverter system, etc.
NO COST START UP ELECTRIC MINI CARS FOR YOUR PLAY CENTRE
ADD A PROFITABLE REVENUE STREAM TO YOUR EXISTING PLAY CENTRE
CONTACT US TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR NO COST START UP.
Bring colour, fun, excitement and action to any unused space of your business premises. Easy to control and manage – slot in a coin or your own personalised token and off you go! Set your own pricing structure and time allocation structure. Use custom branding on mini cars and track accessories to promote your business!
INTRODUCING THE NEW THRIVE OUTDOOR FITNESS RANGE
Imagination Play is pleased to announce the NEW THRIVETM outdoor fitness range from Game Time, an all-new outdoor fitness line that promotes group fitness training for users ages 13 and up.
THRIVETM features multiple fitness stations in a compact design. This reduces the amount of space required for installation, reduces wait times for users wanting to exercise and increases the number of people who have access to high-quality fitness equipment within a community. The THRIVETM range is multi-generational fitness, which is one compact system with
adaptive training options for all fitness levels.
THRIVETM is constructed of high-quality, weather-resistant materials and engineered for high-volume use in areas like public parks, university campuses, and community recreation centers.
It is available in two models: 250 and 450. Each model number corresponds to the approximate amount of square footage required for installation. Approved safety surfacing is required for the installation.
All areas of the THRIVETM system allows multiple users to be exercising at the one time.
that we have been supplying to correctional facilities for the last 10 years.The THRIVETM fitness range is an exciting addition to Imagination Play.
AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST FREE ENTRY PLAYGROUND AT A VICTORIAN HOTEL
THAT’S RIGHT!We are proud to have completed a monster science works themed playground at the Langwarrin Hotel in Victoria.
We believe this to be the LARGEST FREE ENTRY indoor playground in Australia.With a creative science works theme we were able to design and install an impressive four story high structure with interactive touch screens, projectors, illuminated tubes, vacuum ball walls and an array of interactive equipment for all ages and abilities.
If you want to attract more people to your business then contact us for a free concept of your proposed area and a no obligation quote!
NEED SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS?
Arguably the most talked about design in Australia!
A mammoth task from the team at Imagination Play and Architects EAT for our creativity but we absolutely nailed it and the feedback is just one word… WOW!!!
The Enchanted Forest will mesmerise the children as they run through the rainforest, dodging the tall grass pommels, or climbing the treetops from tree pod to tree pod.
The children can also challenge themselves by climbing the impressive rock wall, fitted with belay systems to ensure the children’s safety. Or they can choose to climb through the rabbit holes and slide into their allocated party room.
The vibrant colours add enchantment and excitement, and stimulate the bodies and minds of the kids. The floor of the Playcentre is covered by brightly decorated rubber wetpour, Flecks® first rubber wetpour job in Australia.
Flecks® is a fantastic surface for children’s playcentres and high traffic areas as it is slip-resistant and wheelchair accessible. Flecks® has a low acoustic level, reducing the noise of large groups of children and has excellent resistance to soiling and staining.
It’s easy to clean and remove sticky substances without affecting the surface finish. Flecks® comes in a variety of colours and can be poured in irregular shapes. It does not contain any harmful ingredients that could affect the children and the environment and includes anti-microbials in both urethane binder and rubber granular to prevent bacteria growth.
Outdoor musical instruments can be used to assist older adults to express themselves, improve cognitive skills, encourage social interactions and provide a fantastic opportunity for going outdoors to enjoy the open air.
Issues of self-awareness and communication skills which connect us all to the world around us become increasingly important to the elderly, whose skills are declining and for whom isolation is increasing.
Loss, illness, depression and the need to restore faith and hope are readily addressed through therapy in music and art.
The benefits of outdoor musical equipment in aged care facilities are second to none, please contact us to find out more.
An excellent article in this morning’s Age on managing risk in playgrounds
“We know that children doing more risk-taking play have a higher self-confidence … risky play can have an anti-phobic effect. Psychologically it can make you more robust, more resilient,”
“I don’t want to go to the adventure playground any more. Because it’s not an adventure. It’s boring,” says my eldest daughter, who just turned 12.