Our Commitment to Safety
Safety is the first thing we consider at the beginning of every new product idea. All our equipment meets or exceeds performance safety specifications established by leading organizations in safely including ASTM, SPSC, CSA, CPSIA, IPEMA and EN.
Beyond compliance, we are an active participant in many of these standard writing bodies providing input into the standard development process. While evaluating a playground for safety, we consider each individual piece of equipment as well as the layout of the entire play area. Our design professionals and sales representatives have the knowledge and experience to provide the safest play designs that provide the challenge and play value for all children.
Safety Guidelines and Standards
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an independent world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing products. Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, F1487 & F2373 establishes nationally recognized safety standards for public playground equipment.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) created playground safety guidelines to help local communities, schools, day care centers, corporations and other groups build safe playgrounds. The Handbook for Public Playground Safety, first published in 1981 includes safety guidelines for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining public playgrounds.
Canadian Standard Association (CSA) is an independent organization whose mission is to provide an open and effective forum for activities facilitating the development of standards to meet national needs. The CSA Standard CAN/CSAZ614, A Guideline on Children’s Playspaces and Equipment was approved.
TÜV Product Service is a world renowned leader in testing and certification activities. European Standard EN1176 is the most up-to-date combined European Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment. Use of the TÜV certification mark is evidence to the customer of product quality and compliance to stringent safety standards.
PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. is a member in good standing of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is a member-driven international trade organization that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of play equipment.