ASTM F2049-00

    Standard Guide for Fences/Barriers for Public, Commercial, and Multi-Family Residential Use Outdoor Play Areas


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides the recommended minimum requirements for denoting various types of fences/barriers for the protection of children's outdoor play spaces in public, commercial, and multi-family residential use locations. This guide excludes individual single family residential use play equipment locations.

    1.2 This guide provides for the safety of occupants in play areas or zones as it pertains to vehicular intrusion as well as other participant intrusion, and for children containment or entry/exit.

    1.3 This guide does not purport to address the aspect of safety within a play area or zone. It is the responsibility of the user of this guide to establish appropriate safety practices as related to the play area and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

    1.4 This guide does not choose the product components for the fence system, the choice of which should be made by the operators of the play space and their specification writers or drafters based upon their determination of the merits of the products that could be used.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI values given in parentheses are for information only.


    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

    A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A491 Specification for Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing

    F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework

    F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures

    F1183 Specification for Aluminum Alloy Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    Research Reports

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program Rep


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46151505(Barriers)


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2049-00

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2049-00, Standard Guide for Fences/Barriers for Public, Commercial, and Multi-Family Residential Use Outdoor Play Areas, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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