Standards & Safety
Federal Access Standards
We also offer a wide range of accessible equipment designed to meet the latest guidelines developed by the Federal Access Board. For detailed information on these guidelines, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-333-8519. You can also contact the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board at 1-800-872-2253 or visit them online at www.access-board.gov
Playcraft Systems™ is a member of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), a member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing safe environments for children’s play.
IPEMA Certified Member
In the interest of playground safety, IPEMA provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1487 (excluding sections 10 and 12.6.1) Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public use. The use of the IPEMA certification logo in Playcraft Systems’s catalog signifies that Playcraft Systems™ has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the products associated with the use of the logo conform with the requirements of the indicated standard (excluding Sections 10 and 12.6.1). Please understand that the development of new and existing products and certification of these products is an ongoing process. For a list of our currently IPEMA CERTIFIED products, please visit the IPEMA website at www.ipema.org
|The American Society of Testing & Materials International (ASTM) is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing, and trade in the global economy. In 1993, ASTM published Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, designated as F1487-93. The standard was reprinted in 1995 and 1998 and revised in 2001, 2005 and 2007 with the new designation F1487-07a e1. The ASTM establishes minimum acceptable performance specifications for everything from access components to surfacing.|
For more information, contact the ASTM at:
100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
Tel: (610) 832-9585 Fax: (610) 832-9555 Online: www.astm.org
CSA International is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) accredited by OSHA and ANSI in the United States and by SCC in Canada. CSA International tests and certifies products following standardized test protocols-in laboratories across North America. As a solutions-oriented organization, CSA works in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health, advancing the quality of life, helping to preserve the environment and facilitating trade.
For more information, contact CSA at:
Tel. (866) 797-4272
(416) 747-2661 or online: www.csa-international.org
Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC)
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The USCPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The USCPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as playground equipment - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. The USCPSC’s Handbook for Public Playground Safety is a key reference tool for the playground industry, including specifications for the use of playground equipment and recommendations concerning age-related designs and play components.
For more information, contact the USCPSC at:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, D.C. 20207-0001
Tel. (800) 638-2772 Fax (301) 504-0124, (301) 504-0025 Online: www.cpsc.gov
TUV Product Service
TUV Product Service, an international testing and certification organization, is a European Union Notified and Competent Body providing services which include product testing and certification. The European Harmonized Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment, EN 1176, is the TUV standard for commercial playgrounds. For complete EN 1176 details, contact your Playcraft representative.
For more information, contact TUV America at:
Tel. (800) 888-0123
(978) 573-2500 or online: www.tuvam.com