March 6, 2014
Title
Australian playground standards
Description

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

Indoor playgrounds

Australian Standard AS 3533
4.2: Amusement rides and devices. Part 4.2: Specific requirements – Contained play facilities.