Rolf Huber

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Rolf Huber is the founder of the Canadian Playground Advisory, Inc., and has been involved in the manufacture and installation of athletic and playground surfaces since 1981. Since the early 1990s, Rolf has worked to set standards for surfacing in both the ASTM International and the Canadian Standards Association. www.playgroundadvisory.com

Triax2015 surface testing equipment Unyielding compliance with the requirements and procedures detailed in ASTM F1292-13 is essential to accurate measurement of impact attenuation of playground surfaces. In limited cases a short cut procedure, while not strictly compliant, can be used...
Playground The aim of Standards is not to open a door to endless wisdom, but to put a limit to endless errors** Where would owners, designers, regulators, manufacturers, installers and anyone providing products or services anywhere in the world be without...
Playground projects fail when the products within the playground fail, costing owners thousands of dollars they do not have.  They are then faced with the hard choices of finding the money for replacement or running the risk of having an injury...
head injuries in playgrounds There are two very opposite views of injury prevention in playgrounds. We have those who have long recognized the devastating effects of head injuries in playgrounds(Sutcliffe Play; The story of the swing, 2015),(Tinsworth, 2001),(Leitch, 2007),(Ratte...
History of playground surfacing Playgrounds have become complex systems located in harsh outdoor environments. Protective surfacing is the most important injury prevention system in that environment as a passive safety system. Depending on where it is located in the use zone, the...
History of Playground Surfacing A recent issue of Play and Playground Magazine carried an article, “The Evolution of Playground Surfacing,” which contained a version of history that begs the question: Is there a Chapter 2? Although playgrounds have by virtue of gravity...
Loose-Fill, Rubber Mats, and Poured-in-Place Playground Safety Surfacing
The selection of a protective surface must start with its purpose and end with the material that best suits the needs of the owner/operator, the child/user, and the caregivers. This is not a question of materials and sales pitches, but of a clear...
Safety surfacing Organizations such as ASTM International (ASTM) have existed for more than 100 years and manage more than 12,000 standards that are recognized nationally and internationally.  ASTM also participates, through American National Standards Institute...
Recycled tires Recycled tire derived rubber is considered a tire-derived material (TDM) that is used as a feedstock material in the manufacturer of tire-derived products (TDP) and for a wide variety of end uses.  TDM is used in athletic, recreation and play...
Triax 2000 inventor Paul Hogan uses the surveyor’s height rod during a test of the device. It's been documented that nearly 70 percent of all playground injuries come as a result of falls. Rolf Huber has made it a goal to make sure that 100 percent...