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SAPIA announces new code of practice for playgrounds for surfacing systems

SAPIA announces new code of practice for playgrounds for surfacing systems
May 19, 2023

The Sports and Play Industry Association (SAPIA) has launched a new edition of its Code of Practice for the Installation and Maintenance of Impact Attenuating Surfacing Systems for Playgrounds.

First released in 2018, SAPIA has consistently aimed to get the document into the hands of as many specifiers in order to ensure the selection of appropriate systems and surfaces, forming a useful reference in the design and construction process.

In a statement explaining the change, SAPIA advised “since the release of the SAPIA Code of Practice for Impact Attenuating Surfacing Systems: Part 1 (Wet Pour Rubber) in 2018, we have been planning an update to include information relevant to other softfall types, including artificial grass, natural turf, loose fill, unitary products and multi-layered unitary systems.

“We are excited to announce that as well as those inclusions, this May 2023 edition addresses best practice guidelines on infill migration mitigation, shade and end of life options.”

SAPIA, which fosters excellence, professionalism and continuous improvement throughout the sports and play construction industry, in order to provide the high quality facilities publishes its Codes in order to increase awareness among decision makers of the importance of engaging with SAPIA members.

2023 SAPIA Industry Awards
SAPIA is currently inviting entries for the 2023 edition of its Annual Awards with the closing date for this year's competition falling on 31st May.

Winners will be announced during SAPIA’s Annual Gala Dinner on Friday 1st September.

SAPIA 2023 Conference
The Awards are to be made after the conclusion of the SAPIA National Conference, being held on Friday 1st September at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park.

Click here to view the Code of Practice.

Click here for details on the SAPIA Awards.

Click here for details on the SAPIA National Conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Image credit: SAPIA.

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