Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 May 2012|
|ICS Code (Sports equipment and facilities in general):||97.220.01|
|ICS Code (Playgrounds):||97.200.40|
This safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for soft contained play equipment. Its purpose is to reduce the potential for life-threatening and debilitating injuries.
The range of users encompassed by this safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 2 year old to the 95th percentile 12 year old.
Public playground equipment, home playground equipment, sports equipment, amusement rides, fitness equipment not part of the play system, water-related attractions and devices, and toys and juvenile products are not included in this specification.
This specification does not address accessibility, except as it pertains to safety issues not covered in The Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).2
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2 More information on federal requirements for play equipment accessibility may be obtained from the Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111 or at www.access-board.gov