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New Playground Equipment Standard published

New Playground Equipment Standard published
April 12, 2012

Standards Australia has published AS 4685.11-2012 Playground Equipment - Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial network, adopting an international standard with adjustments for Australia.

The Standard includes additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial network. It adopts EN 1176-11:2008 to provide designers and operators of children's playground equipment with additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial networks, to enhance safety levels for children using this equipment.

The Standard:

• Was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee CS-005, Playground Equipment;
• Is an international adoption with national modifications and has been reproduced from EN 1176-11:2008, Playground equipment and surfacing-Part 11: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial network and has been varied as set out in Appendix ZZ to take account of Australian conditions.

The standard can be ordered from SAI Global at www.saiglobal.com/

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