ASTM F2970 - 13

    Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts

    Active Standard ASTM F2970 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice is intended to provide consistent criteria, references and operational considerations in the specifications, management and construction of institutional trampoline courts.

    4.2 This practice is intended to be taken into consideration by architects, designers, engineers, construction contractors, manufacturers, appropriate inspectors, owners and operators who are involved with the design, construction, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection or major modification of institutional trampoline courts.

    4.3 This practice does not apply to consumer trampolines, trampolines intended for use on water, trampolines primarily used for professional exhibition, or single user trampolines primarily used under the direct supervision of a trainer or coach.

    4.4 This standard does not apply to stand alone institutional trampoline units that consist of one or more individual stations with a total bed area less than 37 000 in.2 (238 709.2 cm2) and employ a mechanical harnessed system to control or direct the descent of a patron.

    4.5 This standard does not apply to stand alone institutional trampoline units that consist of one or more individual stations with a total bed area less than 37 000 in.2 (238 709.2 cm2) and employ individual chambers divided with small mesh netting to control or direct the descent of a patron.

    4.6 This standard does not apply to inflatable amusement devices covered by Practice F2374-11 with the following exception:

    4.6.1 This standard applies to trampoline courts that mount or dismount into an inflatable amusement device or inflatable impact absorbing system.

    4.7 Trampoline courts that employ a device designed to introduce additional energy into the suspension or bed system are outside the scope of this standard practice.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The purpose of this practice is to delineate requirements regarding the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection and major modification of commercial or institutional trampoline courts with the primary purpose of amusement, entertainment or recreation.

    1.2 This standard applies to institutional trampoline courts that are located in and around amusement, entertainment or recreational facilities. Such facilities include but are not limited to trampoline parks, amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, fitness centers, gyms, gymnastics facilities, sports facilities, skate parks, camps, shopping centers, temporary special events, carnivals and municipal parks.

    1.3 This practice establishes guidelines that will provide a level of conformity for the purpose of reducing potential hazards to patrons, court attendants, and spectators.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the hazards associated with institutional trampoline courts. The standard’s existence alone will not prevent injuries. Like other physical activities, institutional trampoline court use involves the risk of injury, particularly if the equipment is used improperly or if users exceed their capabilities, endurance, training, or experience.

    1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.6 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 criteria.

    1.7 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 criteria.

    1.8 This standard includes the following sections:

     

    Section

    Scope

    1

    Referenced Documents

    2

    Terminology

    3

    Significance and Use

    4

    Quality, Manufacture, Construction and Installation

    5

    General Design

    6

    Design

    7

    Major Modification

    8

    Information Plate

    9

    Information Requirements

    10

    Certifications

    11

    Performance Criteria

    12

    Classification of Injuries and Illnesses

    13

    Notification Requirements

    14

    Manufacturer Responsibilities

    15

    Owner/Operator Responsibilities

    16

    Patron Education

    17

    Patron Responsibility

    18

    Keywords

    19

    Annex

    Annex A1

    Appendix

    Appendix X1


    1.9 Units—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.

    1.10 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

    D737 Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

    D3786 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics--Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method

    D3787 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textiles--Constant-Rate-of-Traverse (CRT) Ball Burst Test

    D4533 Test Method for Trapezoid Tearing Strength of Geotextiles

    D4632 Test Method for Grab Breaking Load and Elongation of Geotextiles

    D4833 Test Method for Index Puncture Resistance of Geomembranes and Related Products

    D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)

    D5672 Test Method for Testing Flexible Cellular Materials Measurement of Indentation Force Deflection Using a 25-mm (1-in.) Deflection Technique

    D6413 Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (Vertical Test)

    F747 Terminology Relating to Amusement Rides and Devices

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

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

    F2291 Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F2374 Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation, and Maintenance of Inflatable Amusement Devices

    F2375 Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation and Testing of Climbing Nets and Netting/Mesh used in Amusement Rides, Devices, Play Areas and Attractions

    F2650 Terminology Relating to Impact Testing of Sports Surfaces and Equipment


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.99 (Other sports equipment and facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49000000(Sports and Recreational Equipment and Supplies and Accessories)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2970

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2970-13, Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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