Entries Tagged as 'Playgrounds'

Shade recommendations for early childhood centres

August 8th, 2018 · Comments Off on Shade recommendations for early childhood centres · Playgrounds

Western Australia is a region which experiences a very high amount of UV radiation. Excessive exposure to this radiation can cause various types of skin conditions including melanoma-based skin cancer. While UV radiation can cause skin problems in people of all ages, young children face the most risk. One way to limit UV exposure is …

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Playground shade structures continue to be a vital shade application for schools

June 6th, 2018 · Comments Off on Playground shade structures continue to be a vital shade application for schools · Playgrounds

Playground shade structures are a vital requirement in Australia. Australia is known to experience extreme UV radiation levels. While adults understand this and they take sun protection measures, children do not. Children should never be allowed to play in playgrounds without shade here in Australia. As a shade solution manufacturer, nothing worries me more than …

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A guide to planning & designing school shade structures

November 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on A guide to planning & designing school shade structures · Playgrounds

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and younger children are more at risk of skin cancer caused by the harmful ultra violet rays from our harsh sunlight than any other demographic. UVR is most intense between 10am and 3pm when children are at school. Therefore, it is mandatory …

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Shade options for school shade

November 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Shade options for school shade · Playgrounds

A study showed that students were willing to make use of shade if it was provided by the school, however many schools still don’t offer adequate shade to students. The use of shade in schools is now one of the protection measures prescribed by the Cancer Council for protection from harmful UV rays. This galvanised …

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The 101 on playground shade structures

May 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on The 101 on playground shade structures · Playgrounds

It goes without saying that kids love playgrounds, be it summer or winter. Moreover, parents love playgrounds too. They occupy kids and keep them entertained and give parents some much needed time to relax. However, playgrounds present many dangers – and no, I’m not talking about monkey bars that are too high. I’m talking about …

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The SunSmart Shade Initiative

January 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on The SunSmart Shade Initiative · Playgrounds, Shade Solutions

As you may be aware, we here in Australia experience an abnormal amount of UV radiation and it is this radiation that is the primary cause of skin cancer. Thankfully, this fact is recognised by local governments and councils alike. Many initiatives are already underway which aim to reduce the risk of skin cancer in …

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Cancer Council provides shade for secondary schools

September 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Cancer Council provides shade for secondary schools · Playgrounds

A few years back, I was extremely glad to read that the Cancer Council was providing shade structures to secondary schools. The grant program that was launched was highly successful. As a shade solution provider, I couldn’t be any happier. Now, in 2016, this grant program is back and it promises to make even more …

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Guidelines for installing school shade sails

August 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on Guidelines for installing school shade sails · Playgrounds

It may come as a surprise to you, but Australia’s skin cancer rates are the highest in the world. While as adults we understand the risk of UV radiation and “slip, slop, slap” to prevent it, children however, do not and because they spend the most time outdoors, they are at the highest risk. Because …

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Why playground shade structures are a must for our children’s safety

July 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on Why playground shade structures are a must for our children’s safety · Playgrounds

Kids love to play outdoors. Indeed, playgrounds are where kids are most active, interact with others and make new friends. However, it is essential that playgrounds in Australia are made safe for children to play in. Australia receives the highest amount of UV radiation as compared to other parts of the world and kids must …

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Why your kindergarten needs shade sails

June 21st, 2016 · Comments Off on Why your kindergarten needs shade sails · Playgrounds

Kindergarten owners in Australia certainly have a lot of challenges to deal with. No, I’m not just talking about having to manage mischievous children and keeping them in line. A much more pressing concern is to offer a safe outdoor environment for the kids to play in. Australia is known to have the highest rates …

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