EN 1176 standard covers safety of playground equipment

EN 1176 standards are well known criteria for hazard recognition on playgrounds.

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EN 1176 standard series includes the following equipment specific parts and addresses the listed things.

EN 1176-1 (EN 1176 part 1) General safety of playground equipment

EN 1176 standard

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Playground equipment, climbing equipment, impact area, impact attenuating surfacing, playing surface, free space, free space, falling space, minimum space, collective use, crushing point, shearing point, ladder, stair, ramp, grip, grasp, entrapment, entrapment, cluster, platform, handrail, guardrail, barrier, easily accessible, routine visual inspection, operational inspection, annual main inspection, steep play element, tiered platforms, critical fall height, adequate level of impact attenuation, surface flash, forced movement, bouncing facility, suspension bed, one post equipment, post installation inspection, fireman’s pole, tunnel.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Structural strength, entrapments, falling protection, barrier, guard rail, finishing, moving parts, free height of fall (falling height), falling space, safety area (impact area), free space, forced movement, ropes, chains, foundations, tunnels, heavy suspended rigid beams, stairs, ladders, ramp, bouncing facility (trampoline), test methods.

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EN 1176-2 (EN 1176 part 2) Safety of swings

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Swing, swing with one rotational axis (Type 1), swing with several rotational axes (Type 2), single point swing (Type 3), contact swing (Type 4), swing height, length of swing suspension member, ground clearance, height of seat, seat clearance, flat swing seat, cradle swing seat.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Swing types, suspensions (chains, ropes), swing seats, swing frame, free height of fall (falling height), safety area (impact area), test methods.

EN 1176-3 (EN 1176 part 3) Safety of slides

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Slide, embankment slide, attachment slide, helical slide, curved slide, free-standing slide, tunnel slide, mixed tunnel slide, multi-track slide, starting section, sliding section, run-out section, guarding section, lateral protection.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Slide types, starting section, guarding sections, cross-bar, lateral protections, run-our section, safety area (impact area).

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EN 1176-4 (EN 1176 part 4) Safety of cableways

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Cableway, hanging type cableway, seating type cableway, starting point, area of travel, terminus, traveller, suspension element, suspension assembly.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Types of cableways, traveller, suspension, cable, seat, grips, safety area (impact area).

EN 1176-5 (EN 1176 part 5) Safety of carousels

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Carousel, rotating chairs (type A), carousel with platform (type B), overhead carousel (type C), track-driven carousel (type D), inclined disc (type E), bowl-like carousel (type F), type F1, type F2, user station, ground clearance, carousel diameter, carousel axis.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Types of carousels: seat carousel (type A), platform carousel (type B), hanging carousel (type C), track carousel (type D), giant disc (type E), cup carousel (type F1), bowl carousel (type F2), small carousels; free height of fall (falling height), safety area (impact area), entrapment.

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EN 1176-6 (EN 1176 part 6) Safety of rocking equipment

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Rocking equipment, seesaw, axial seesaw (Type 1), single point seesaw, single point rocking equipment (Type 2A and 2B), multi point seesaw, multi point rocking equipment (Types 3A and 3B), rocking seesaw (Type 4), sweeping seesaw supported above the users position (Type 5), overhead single axis seesaw (Type 6), equipment body, supporting component, anchorage, damping, range of movement.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Types of rocking equipment: seesaw (type 1), “spring animals” (types 2-4), sweeping seesaw (type 5), overhead seesaw (type 6); pinching, crushing, footrests, hand supports, free height of fall (falling height), safety area (impact area), forced movement, entrapment.

EN 1176-7 (EN 1176 part 7) Inspections and maintenance

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Inspection, maintenance, competent person, operator, risk assessment, safe, safety.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Securing unsafe situations, personnel, impact attenuating surfacing (safety surfacing), inspection protocol, routine maintenance, corrective maintenance (repairs), post installation inspection, routine visual inspection, operational inspection, annual main inspection.

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EN 1176-10 (EN 1176 part 10) Safety of fully enclosed play equipment

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Fully enclosed play equipment, drop slide, overhead track ride (rigid), terminus or starting point, area of travel, overhead track, traveller, linkage element, end stops, ball pools, evacuation route, evacuation slide.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Emergency procedures, fire safety, evacuation, structural strength, Impact protection, external climbability, visibility, connections, ropes, fighting, signage, drop slides, overhear track rides, ball pools, electrics.

EN 1176-11 (EN 1176 part 11) Safety of 3D networks

Definitions are given for the following technical terms: Spatial network, 3-dimensional arranged planar nets, converging parts.

Safety requirements are given for the following: Protection against falling, planar nets, falling space, converging parts (V-shapes).

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