There are a number of Australian Standards relating to playgrounds and playground equipment. Full copies of these Standards can be purchased from SAI Global.
Australian Standard AS 4685 Playground equipment and surfacing Part 0 – Development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation (New August 2017) Part 1 – General safety requirements & test methods Part 2 – Additional specific safety requirements & test methods for swings Part 3 – Additional specific safety requirements & test methods for slides Part 4 – Additional specific safety requirements & test methods for runways Part 5 – Additional specific requirements & test methods for carousels Part 6 – Additional specific requirements & test methods for rocking equipment Part 11 – Additional specific safety requirements & test methods for spatial networks
Australian Standard AS 4422: Playground surfacing – Specifications, requirements and test method
Australian Standard AS 1428: Design for access and mobility Part 1 – General requirements for access – New building work Part 2 – Enhanced and additional requirements – Building and facilities Part 3 – Requirements for children and adolescents with physical disabilities Part 4 – Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment – Tactile ground surface indicators Part 5 – Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired
Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 8124 Part 6 (ISO 8124-4:2014, MOD) Safety of toys – Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use
Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000: Risk management – Principles and guidelines
Australian Standard AS 4989: Trampolines for domestic use – Safety aspects
Australian Standard AS 3533 4.2: Amusement rides and devices. Part 4.2: Specific requirements – Contained play facilities.
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