ASTM F1951-99

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


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    1. Scope

    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 F1292 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 SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    Note 1-Specification F1951-99 replaces ASTM PS 83, Provisional Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment.


    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

    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

    Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Document

    US CPSC Publication No. 325 Handbook for Public Playground Safety (2010)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.200.40 (Playgrounds)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49241500(Playground equipment)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1951-99

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    ASTM F1951-99, Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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