Winter Hazards In Schools

  • 2nd November 2014
Winter Hazards In Schools

With Winter on its way, we can expect to be faced with windscreens coated in a layer of ice, slush lining the pavements and sleet following our every move. Now, we all know the hazards associated with things like driving in the winter, but what about winter hazards in schools?    

Schools face a term of slips, trips and falls, not to mention a full accident book at the end of it.

In this blog post from www.artificiallawn.co.uk, we will be looking at just two of the winter hazards schools face, and how artificial grass can help them avoid these risks in the future.

Wet Grass

We all remember the frustration of being called off of the sports field at playtime because it was too wet, but now we're older we probably understand the reason why. A wet sports field can cause serious injury and is one of the main causes for slips and falls in schools. So if you don't want to have to call all of the students off the field for safety reasons, you will be pleased to know that artificial grass can lend a helping hand. 

Due to a fake lawn's unique drainage system, it filters out water quickly and efficiently, meaning that students have less time on the tarmac and more time on the sports field. In addition, you don't have to worry about muddy patches either because fake grass is extremely durable and resilient to the wear and tear of football boots and all types of sports and equipment. 

Slippery Play Equipment

Another hazard in the playground is slippery play equipment following a shower or heavy snowfall. Of course, while artificial grass can't eliminate this issue completely, it can ensure a safer landing. We have many different varieties, each of which are soft yet durable and can sustain damage caused by a fall.

It may also help to reduce the risk of serious injury due to its cushioned nature. As mentioned, you will not have to worry around mud patches around the play equipment freezing over because artificial grass is resilient against play.

In addition to these few benefits, fake grass is visually appealing and looks smart almost anywhere. It is also versatile meaning that it can be used in a number of different ways, both indoors and out. For those who just don't have the time or money to keep lawns well-maintained, fake grass lawns require little to no maintenance, making them ideal for busy bees.

If you are planning to replace your current sports field with artificial grass during the upcoming half-term or Christmas break, please browse our range of grasses to find the most suitable one for you. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch today with any enquiries.

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