ASTM F2375 - 09

    Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation and Testing of Climbing Nets and Netting/Mesh used in Amusement Rides, Devices, Play Areas and Attractions

    Active Standard ASTM F2375 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes performance specifications and performance standards for the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of netting and or mesh used in play areas and systems designed for interactive play activities within amusement attractions.

    1.2 The range of users encompassed by this safety performance specification is 32 in. (0.81 m) (2 years old, 5th percentile) through 50 in. (1.27 m) (8 years old, 50th percentile), 50 in. (1.27 m) (8 years old, 50th percentile) through 64 in. (1.62 m) (12 years old 95th percentile), 32 in. (0.81 m) (2 years old, 5th percentile) through 64 in. (1.62 m) (12 years old, 95th percentile), and 64 in. (1.62 m) (12-year old, 95th percentile) through adult.

    1.3 The ages listed in this standard are intended to be used as a guide for determining activities and use. The height requirements are the governing factor.

    1.4 Home playground equipment, matrix nets, nets used as/or in fencing, sports equipment, fitness equipment, playground equipment covered by Consumer Safety Performance Specification F 1487 and soft contained play equipment (SCPE) covered by Safety Performance Specification F 1918 in areas not covered by F24 standards are not included in this standard.

    1.5    This practice includes an appendix (non-mandatory), which provides additional information (for example, rationale, background, interpretations, drawings, commentary, and so forth.) to improve the users understanding and application of the criteria presented in this practice. The appendix information shall not be interpreted as mandatory design criteria.

    1.6 This standard is intended for new climb areas and major modifications.

    1.7 Existing climb areas may qualify as compliant for five years following the date of this publication of this practice as long as any significant design related failures or significant design related safety issues have been mitigated. Thereafter, climb areas must qualify as Service Proven per Practice F 2291 or meet the requirements of this practice.

    1.8 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.

    1.9 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.

    ASTM Standards

    F747 Terminology Relating to Amusement Rides and Devices

    F770 Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F853 Practice for Maintenance Procedures for Amusement Rides and Devices

    F893 Guide for Auditing Amusement Rides and Devices

    F1159 Practice for Design and Manufacture of Patron Directed, Artificial Climbing Walls, Dry Slide, Coin Operated and Purposeful Water Immersion Amusement Rides and Devices and Air-Supported Structures

    F1193 Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides and Devices

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

    F1305 Guide for Classification of Amusement Ride and Device Related Injuries and Illnesses

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    F1918 Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment

    F2291 Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

    Other Standards

    NFPA701 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, http://www.nfpa.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.200.40 (Playgrounds)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2375-09

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