The current laboratory impact test method for playground surfacing established under F1292 only allows for critical fall height testing (sections 12-15) which only gives the owner/operator maximum fall height test results - just before the surface fails the limits of the test, then a test is done a foot over that height and a foot under the maximum height and the results are reported. This standard test method will use test methods and test criteria from F1292 to analyze surface shock absorption properties of a playground surface at a specific impact height and report the results for additional information to the F1292 standard. This specification is not to replace F1292 standard for critical fall height testing but to be a companion standard to help the owner operator to acquire more information about impact ratings of various surface systems that better represent specific fall heights within their playground.
KeywordsPlayground; impact test; critical fall; height test
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