Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Australian Standard for contained play facilities

New Australian Standard for contained play facilities
April 24, 2013

Standards Australia has published a new standard for contained play facilities.

Introducing the long awaited guidance, Standards Australia Chief Executive Colin Blair stated "this Australian Standard is designed to protect children in their play environments. Their safety and security is the primary purpose of this standard."

The standard sets out the minimum safety requirements for the design, development, installation, inspection, maintenance, supervision levels and operation of contained play facilities.

For the purposes of this standard, contained play facilities are defined as areas designed for children's play, including the site and any equipment.

The new Australian Standard, AS 3533.4.22013 Amusement rides and devices - Part 4.2: Specific requirements-Contained play facilities, was developed by Technical Committee ME-051 which includes the following members:

• Australian Amusement Association
• Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association
• Consumers Federation of Australia
• Department of Commerce, Worksafe Division, WA
• Department of Justice and Attorney General, Qld
• Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
• Engineers Australia
• Kidsafe
• Safety Institute of Australia
• University of Technology Sydney
• WorkCover New South Wales
• WorkSafe Victoria

Blair added "the Standard's existence alone will not necessarily prevent injuries.

"However, developing and maintaining contained play facilities in accordance with this Standard will help minimise the risk of injury occurring and the severity of any injury that may occur."

The Standard is available through SAI Global at www.saiglobal.com/shop

Image courtesy of International Play Co.

6th July 2012 - STANDARDS AUSTRALIA INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON CONTAINED PLAY SAFETY STANDARD

12th April 2012 - NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT STANDARD PUBLISHED

20th January 2012 - AUSTRALIAN INDOOR PLAY STANDARD SET FOR AUTUMN RELEASE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

ELITE POOL COVERS

Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Technology / Venues

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC

Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business