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Australian playground standards

There are a number of Australian Standards pertaining to Playgrounds and Playground Equipment. You can purchase copies of these Standards from SAI Global.

 

New Standard Released

AS 4685:2014

Australia’s new standard for playground equipment is based on the European Standard and brings it in line with many other countries. This just released Standard takes account of specific Australian safety and design requirements relating to UV factors, moveable equipment and the height regulations for upper body equipment. The standard provides playground owners and designers with greater flexibility and equipment choices. 

 

Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4486.1: Playgrounds and playground equipment

Part 1: Development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation.

Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4422: Playground surfacing - Specifications, requirements and test methods

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 Standard AS 4685: Playground equipment

Part 1 – General safety requirements & test methods
Part 2 – Particular safety requirements & test methods for swings
Part 3 - Particular safety requirements & test methods for slides
Part 4 - Particular safety requirements & test methods for runways
Part 5 - Particular safety requirements & test methods for carousels
Part 6 - Particular safety requirements & test methods for rocking equipment
Part 11 - Particular safety requirements & test methods for spatial networks

Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000: Risk management - Principles and guidelines

Australian Standard AS 4989: Trampolines - Safety aspects

Australian Standard AS 3533.4.2 - 2013 Amusement rides and devices

Part 4.2: Specific requirements-Contained play facilities