ASTM F1918 - 12

    Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment

    Active Standard ASTM F1918 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.36

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    ASTM F1918

    1. Scope

    1.1 This safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for soft contained play equipment. Its purpose is to reduce the potential for life-threatening and debilitating injuries.

    1.2 The range of users encompassed by this safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 2 year old to the 95th percentile 12 year old.

    1.3 Public playground equipment, home playground equipment, sports equipment, amusement rides, fitness equipment not part of the play system, water-related attractions and devices, and toys and juvenile products are not included in this specification.

    1.4 This specification does not address accessibility, except as it pertains to safety issues not covered in The Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

    1.5 This safety performance specification includes the following sections:

    TitleSection
    Number
    Scope1
    Referenced Documents2
    Terminology3
    General Requirements4
    Materials and Manufacture5
    Performance Requirements6
    Requirements for Access/Egress7
    Equipment8
    Areas Outside Equipment9
    Structural Integrity10
    Maintenance11
    Fire Safety12
    Evacuation13
    FiguresAnnex A1


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    E648 Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

    F1004 Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures

    F1077 Guide for Selection of Committee F16 Fastener Specifications

    F1292 Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials Within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    F1951 Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

    Federal Standards

    36CFRPart1191 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)

    Other Standards

    CaliforniaTechnicalB


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.01 (Sports equipment and facilities in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 60141200(Active play equipment and accessories)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1918-12

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