Active Standard ASTM F2959 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.60
Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
Significance and Use
4.1 The rational for developing a separate standard practice for Aerial Adventure Courses is based on the unique functional, operational and patron participation requirements when compared to amusement rides and devices.
4.2 The purpose of this practice is to provide designers, manufacturers, owners/operators and auditors with criteria and references for use in the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, auditing and major modification of aerial adventure courses.
1.1 This practice establishes criteria for the Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Auditing and Major Modification of Aerial Adventure Courses manufactured after the effective date of publication of this document except as noted in 1.3.
188.8.131.52 Playground equipment covered by Consumer Safety Performance Specification F1487.
1.3.5 Pre-existing designs for Aerial Adventure Courses that are installed after the publication date of this practice if the design is service proven or previously compliant as specified by 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11 Aerial Adventure Course designs may qualify as “previously compliant” for five years following the date of publication of this practice. Thereafter, an Aerial Adventure Course design must qualify as “service proven” as defined in Practice F2291 or meet the requirements of this practice.
1.4 This practice includes an annex (mandatory), which provides additional information (for example, rationale, background, interpretations, drawings, commentary, and so forth) to improve the user’s understanding and application of the criteria presented in this practice. The annex information shall be interpreted as mandatory design criteria.
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 user’s 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 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. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 on Hazards.
ICS Number Code 91.040.99 (Other buildings); 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)