Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM F1487-01e1

Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
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1.1 This consumer safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for various types of public playground equipment. Its purpose is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries.

1.2 The range of users encompassed by this consumer safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 2-year-old through the 95th percentile 12-year-old.

1.3 Home playground equipment, amusement park equipment, sports equipment, fitness equipment intended for users over the age of 12, and soft contained play equipment are not included in this specification.

1.4 This consumer safety performance specification includes the following sections:

Section Number
Referenced Documents2
Materials and Manufacture4
General Requirements5
Performance Requirements6
Requirements for Access/Egress7
Public Use Playground Layout9
Structural Integrity12
FiguresAnnex A1

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

Note 1--The conversion factor from inch-pound to metric units is 1 in. = 25.4 mm, and 1 lb = 0.45359 kg.

Note 2--See for figures referenced throughout this specification.

Note 3--General dimensional tolerances for this specification (unless otherwise noted) are as follows:
X in.± 0.5 in.
X.X in.± 0.05 in.
X.XX in.± 0.005 in.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F15.29
Pages: 56
DOI: 10.1520/F1487-01E01
ICS Code: 97.200.40