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BS 8409:2009

Fully enclosed play facilities. Code of practice

Status : Current, Under review   Published : November 2009

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BS 8409:2009 Fully enclosed play facilities. Code of practice

BS 8409 is an important standard to improve safety records and reduce risks in indoor play areas for children.

It is important for the development of children that, through play, they arrive at an understanding of risk and can assess potential danger. This helps children to develop the basis for assessing risk in various situations.

The balance between challenge and safety is an important consideration for all play environments. The best facilities and environments are those that, through careful design, management and maintenance, offer children good play experiences without compromising safety. Precautions need to be taken by play providers to reduce the risk of injuries, although the possibility of harm cannot be completely removed.

BS 8409 will help play providers develop facilities that children find enjoyable and reduce the risk of serious or disabling injury.

BS 8409 gives recommendations for and guidance on supplier selection, safe operation and management of fully enclosed play facilities and associated buildings.

The principles of safety management in this standard apply to both workplaces in general as well as to play provision. The balance however between safety and benefits is likely to be different in the two environments.

In play provision, exposure to some degree of risk may be of benefit because it satisfies a basic human need and gives children the chance to learn about risk and consequences in a controlled environment.

This standard should be used in conjunction with the BS EN 1176 series of standards on playground equipment and surfacing.

Who should use BS 8409?

  • Local government and councils
  • Sports clubs and leisure centres
  • Entertainment and leisure organizations
  • Retailers
  • Site inspectors
  • Risk assessors and inspectors
  • Health and safety managers
  • Regional play associations.

BS 8409 has been updated to take into account the publication of BS EN 1176-10. BS 8409:2009, together with BS EN 1176-10, replaces BS 8409:2002, which is now withdrawn.

Contents of BS 8409:
Foreword
Introduction
Scope
Normative references
Terms and definitions
Planning and development
Design and layout
Managing the fully enclosed play facility
Inspection and maintenance procedures
Cleaning procedures
First aid, reporting injury and emergency procedures
Annexes
Annex A (informative) Useful organizations
Annex B (informative) Cleaning guide
Bibliography
List of tables
Table B.1 – Cleaning guide

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BS EN 1176-1:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. General safety requirements and test methods

BS EN 1176-2:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for swings

BS EN 1176-3:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for slides

BS EN 1176-4:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for cableways

BS EN 1176-5:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for carousels

BS EN 1176-6:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for rocking equipment

BS EN 1176-7:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Guidance on installation, inspection, maintenance and operation

BS EN 1176-10:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for fully enclosed play equipment


BS EN 1176-11:2008 Playground equipment and surfacing. Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial network

BS EN 1177:2008 Impact attenuating playground surfacing. Determination of critical fall height

 




Standard NumberBS 8409:2009
TitleFully enclosed play facilities. Code of practice
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 November 2009
Confirm Date01 July 2014
Cross ReferencesBS 5925, BS 6206, BS 6465-1, BS 8206-2, BS EN 1176, BS EN 1176-10:2008, BS EN 14960, PD CR 1752, BS 8300, Children Act 1989, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application to Environmentally Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, Data Protection Act, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1997, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
ReplacesBS 8409:2002
Draft Superseded By09/30192568 DC
DescriptorsEmergency measures, Indoor sports equipment, Safety measures, Personnel, Management, Risk assessment, Design, Recreation facilities, Installation, Buildings, Internal, Planning, Purchasing, Cleaning, Playgrounds
ICS97.200.40
CommitteeSW/65
ISBN978 0 580 65206 6
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages28
File Size1.154 MB
Price£176.00


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