This specification establishes minimum characteristics for those factors that determine accessibility. This specification applies to all types of materials that can be used under and around playground equipment. Playground surfaces represented as complying with this specification shall meet all applicable requirements regarding accessibility specified herein. Wheelchair work measurement method - straight propulsion and wheelchair work measurement method - turning shall be performed to conform with the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification establishes minimum characteristics for those factors that determine accessibility. This specification applies to all types of materials that can be used under and around playground equipment.
1.2 The material under and around playground equipment that meets this specification must also comply with Specification F 1292 if the surface is within the fall zone.
1.3 This specification does not imply that an injury cannot be incurred if the surface system complies with this specification.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. (See ASTM SI10.)
1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test method portions, Sections 6 and 7, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
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
U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Document
AmericanswithDisabil Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
playground surface accessibility; playground surfacing; wheelchair maneuverability; Accessible playgrounds; Playground equipment--specifications; Playing surfaces (athletic)--specifications; Sports equipment--specifications; Surface systems; Wheelchair maneuverabilty;
ICS Number Code 97.200.40 (Playgrounds)
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