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Australian playground standards

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.