‘Play Safe’ Playground Chip

Playsafe playground chip from Composting New Zealand

Easy Maintenance


Safety Approved


Long Lasting


Aesthetically Attractive


Cost Effective


Delivery available between Palmerston North and Wellington upon request

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Composting NZ stock a laboratory tested and approved wood chip product for use as a playground safety surface. We call this product ‘Play-Safe’.

Creating safe environments for children’s play

Using the right playground material will minimise the risk of fall injury to children using your playground. Our approved and certified playground covering provides soft cushioning for children’s play areas, around roundabouts, swings or other apparatus, and the light brown colour makes for a pleasing natural mulch look.

Safety First

‘Play-Safe’ Playground Chip has been independently tested in a controlled environment to measure the critical fall height. SAI Global (NZ) Limited, an IANZ accredited test laboratory, have measured the impact of an instrumented test headform from various heights onto a 200mm deep bed of our product, and used the recorded information of each impact to determine the fall height at which the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) of 1000 is obtained. The results showed that the calculated critical fall height for our product would exceed 3 metres – well within legal requirements.

For full details and to view a copy of our certification for ‘Play-Safe’, click here.


Play-Safe – Easy maintenance

Our ‘Play-Safe’ Playground Chip is both easy to lay and maintain, making it an ideal surface for all private and public play areas. 1m³ will cover 5m² at the recommended depth of 200mm