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BS EN 1176-1:2008

Playground equipment and surfacing. General safety requirements and test methods

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : July 2008 Replaced By : BS EN 1176-1:2017

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This part of BS EN 1176 specifies general safety requirements for public playground equipment and surfacing.

BS EN 1176-1 recognises the difficulties of addressing safety issues by age criteria alone. The ability to handle risk is based on the individual users' level of skills and not by age. Also children other than the intended age range will almost certainly make use of the playground equipment.

Risk-taking is an essential feature of play provision and of all environments in which children legitimately spend time playing. Play provision aims to offer children the chance to encounter acceptable risks as part of a stimulating, challenging and controlled learning environment. Play provision should aim at managing the balance between the need to offer risk and the need to keep children safe from serious harm. The principles of safety management are applicable both to workplaces in general as well as to play provision.

Respecting the characteristics of children's play and the way children benefit from playing on the playground with regard to development, children need to learn to cope with risk and this may lead to bumps and bruises and even occasionally a broken limb. The aim of this standard is to prevent accidents with a disabling or fatal consequence. It also aims to lessen serious consequences caused by the occasional mishap that inevitably will while children are expanding their level of competence.

BS EN 1176-1 covers playground equipment for all children. It has been prepared with full recognition of the need for supervision of young children and of less able or less competent children.

This standard ensures a proper level of safety when playing in, on or around playground equipment. At the same time it also promotes activities and features known to benefit children because they provide valuable experiences that will enable them to cope with situations outside the playground.

BS EN 1176-1 is applicable to playground equipment intended for individual and collective use by children, but excludes adventure playgrounds. It is also applicable to equipment and units installed as children's playground equipment although they are not manufactured as such.

This part of BS EN 1176 specifies the requirements that will protect the child from hazards that he or she may be unable to foresee when using the equipment as intended, or in a manner that can be reasonably anticipated.




Standard NumberBS EN 1176-1:2008
TitlePlayground equipment and surfacing. General safety requirements and test methods
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date31 July 2008
Cross ReferencesEN 335-2:2006, EN 350-2:1994, EN 351-1:2007, EN 636, EN 1177, EN 1991-1-2, EN 1991-1-3, EN 1991-1-4, EN 13411-3, EN 13411-5, EN ISO 2307, ISO 2307:2005, EN ISO 9554, ISO 9554:2005, EN ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO 1834, EN 71, EN 933-1, EN 12572, 76/769/EEC, 2001/95/EC
Replaced ByBS EN 1176-1:2017
ReplacesBS EN 1176-1:1998
Amended ByCorrigendum, September 2008
DescriptorsInspection, Safety devices, Barriers, Children, Hand-rails, Metals, Mathematical calculations, Wood, Link chains, Outdoor sports equipment, Leisure equipment, Ropes, Wire ropes, Flammability, Surface defects, Stairs, Holes, Playgrounds, Playground equipment, Safety measures, Access, Foundations, Marking, Guard rails, Loading, Hazards, Dangerous materials, Clearances, Design, Dimensions, Maintenance, Factor of safety, Ladders
ICS97.190
97.200.40
Title in FrenchEquipements et sols d'aires de jeux. Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai générales
Title in GermanSpielplatzgeräte und Spielplatzböden. Allgemeine sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
CommitteeSW/65
ISBN978 0 580 64112 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages94
File Size2.058 MB
Price£254.00


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