What are playground seesaws?
The seesaw is a classic piece of play equipment and has been a favourite in the KOMPAN range for many years. Our range of seesaws are instantly recognisable to children of all ages and children will return to them each time they visit the playground. Our extensive range of seesaws come in many shapes, materials, colours and sizes. KOMPAN's seesaws encourage children to enjoy the rocking sensation together, which adds a social dimension to play!
Rocking on a seesaw helps develop children's balance and co-ordination as well as their motor and social skills. Whatever your theme is, our range of seesaws can help develop and enhance it - our horse and motorcycle seesaws motivate imaginative play while our home or ocean seesaws are themes that are easily recognisable to all ages. These seesaws have a spacious design that allows many children to play together and adults can get involved in the play. Back supports are also available for a selection of our seesaws.
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Benefits of Playground Seesaws
Seesaws provide essential development skills for all children - rocking can help improve children's balance and co-ordination while also helping their language and social skills as they are a great activity to be enjoyed with friends.
Our extensive range of seesaws can help theme your play area and come in a variety of materials to suit all environments. All our seesaws comply with local standards and come with a warranty.
Seesaws add play value to any area and as some of our seesaws have a small footprint they can be used to enhance smaller areas. If you are looking to refurbish an existing play area a seesaw is a great addition as a stand alone unit to increase the play value of your playground.
At KOMPAN we are conscious of our impact on the environment and some of range of seesaws are available in our GreenLine version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I start?
The KOMPAN Ireland team have extensive experience in the playground industry and we have our own in-house design team who can help guide and advise you on equipment for your site - contact our Galway office to learn more about our products or to arrange a site visit.
2. How robust are the springs that support the seesaw?
KOMPAN springs are robust and long lasting - our unique designed PA6 brackets fixated with stainless steel hardware ensures safety while playing. The springs are cleaned, primed and powder coated for high durability. All KOMPAN equipment comes with a warranty - find out more about our warranty here.
3. Do the triangular three-seat versions need three children to work properly?
Effectively yes, but that is their strong point. The three-seat seesaw encourages friendships and social interaction. There’s even a tempting position for a fourth child, standing on the central pivotal platform.
4. What’s the warranty on a seesaw playground?
Our range of seesaws come in a variety of materials. The EcoCoreTM HDPE plates and hot dip galvanised steel parts have a lifetime warranty against production defects. The spring systems and other movable parts have five-year warranties. Learn more about our warranty here.
5. What are the weight limits of the seesaws?
All our seesaws are tested to be compliant with relevant safety standards. The weight capacity varies from product to product - contact our office to find out more.
6. What is the lifespan of the spring used?
KOMPAN springs are made of high-quality spring steel, according to EN10270. We have industry-leading warranties on all components, and the spring has a 5-year warranty.
7. Are they weather-resistant?
Wood on seesaws with wooden beams has been pressure impregnated to prevent rotting, but they are not water resistant.
8. Can they be customised to fit a theme?
We offer everything from horse-themed panels to sea creature themed panels. Please contact our Galway office if you have queries about specific themes for your play area.
9. Can they be installed on the existing surfacing, or do they need a specific one?
It depends on your existing surface. Please contact your local office for more information on the surfacing required.
10. Are playground seesaws safe?
Yes, commercial playground seesaws are safe when designed and installed properly. At KOMPAN, we use high-quality, commercial-grade materials that are extremely durable and comply with strict safety standards that regulate the height and fall space dimensions of our seesaws.
We also take extra precautions to ensure our seesaws are safe for children by providing safety flooring to absorb falls and clear zoning around the seesaws to prevent collisions with other playground equipment.
11. Do seesaws still exist and are they still popular?
Yes. Seesaws are still widely used as playground equipment throughout the world and will add play value to your play area. Seesaws are a great addition to any play area and can be used if refurbishing an existing area.