ASTM International - ASTM F1487-98
Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
|Publication Date:||10 June 2001|
|ICS Code (Playgrounds):||97.200.40|
1.1 This consumer safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for various types of public playground equipment. Its purpose is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries.
1.2 The range of users encompassed by this consumer safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 2-year-old through the 95th percentile 12-year-old.
1.3 Home playground equipment, amusement park equipment, sports equipment, fitness equipment intended for users over the age of 12, and soft contained play equipment are not included in this specification.
1.4 This consumer safety performance specification includes the following sections:
|Materials and Manufacture||4|
|Requirements for Access/Egress||7|
|Public Use Playground Layout||9|
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 1--The conversion factor from inch-pound to metric units is 1 in. = 25.4 mm, and 1 lb = 0.45359 kg. Note 2--See for figures referenced throughout this specification.Note 3--General dimensional tolerances for this specification (unless otherwise noted) are as follows:
|± 0.5 in.|
|± 0.05 in.|
|± 0.005 in.|