PAS 888:2013 Publicly accessible outdoor exercise equipment. Specification

PAS 888:2013

Publicly accessible outdoor exercise equipment. Specification

Status : Withdrawn   Published : April 2013

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PAS 888:2013 will be withdrawn on 31 December 2015 following the publication of BS EN 16630:2015

If you’re in the outdoor exercise industry, the safety of equipment users should be your number one priority. That’s why we’ve developed PAS 888 Publicly accessible outdoor exercise equipment – Specification.

The document addresses specifics, such as manufacturing materials, design specification, test methods and correct installation requirements for outdoor exercise equipment - so you can be assured your users achieve a safe workout.

A first for UK outdoor fitness

PAS 888 is the first UK specification for the full range of outdoor exercise and fitness equipment in what is a comparatively new industry.

It allows users to:

  • Manufacture outdoor exercise equipment based on widely accepted consensus
  • Verify your equipment meets the safety requirements of the PAS
  • Guarantee your equipment is in line with stringent safety requirements
  • Install, maintain or inspect equipment that promotes user safety and equipment longevity
  • Measure physical and theoretical testing of structural integrity
  • Avoid possible entrapment situations.

Compiled by industry professionals, requisitioning organizations, safety experts, personal trainers, PAS 888 brings you the most comprehensive specification on the market for outdoor exercise equipment.

It encompasses the whole of the industry including manufacturers, specifiers, installers, maintenance providers and inspectors, thereby allowing each to be verified as compliant to the document.

The document is important as, like fixed playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment is being provided for installation in unsupervised, freely accessible areas and public locations. PAS 888 draws heavily upon the wealth of knowledge and experience available within both
BS EN 1176 and BS EN 957 and is significantly influenced by them.

PAS 888 was sponsored by The Great Outdoor Gym Company and the Steering Group consisted of Adidas, The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, Dudley Primary Care Trust, Lappset, London Southbank University, UK active and Vision Redbridge.


1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General requirements
5 Specific requirements
6 Claims of compliance with this PAS
7 Information for users and identification marking
8 Information provided by the manufacturer
List of figures
List of tables

Standard NumberPAS 888:2013
TitlePublicly accessible outdoor exercise equipment. Specification
Publication Date30 April 2013
Withdrawn Date23 December 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsOutdoor sports equipment, Sports equipment, Equipment safety, Safety devices, Instructions for use, Marking, Testing conditions
ISBN978 0 580 72822 8
File Size995 KB
NotesWithdrawn following publication of BS EN 16630:2015.

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Customer Relations, +44 345 086 9001
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