• Playground and Apparatus Equipment



    The relevant standards for domestic play equipment, public playgrounds and amusement devices and trampolines are outlined in this section. Playground equipment supplied in Australia should be designed to conform to the safety requirements outlined in AS 4685, Playground equipment series.



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    Domestic Use AS/NZS 8124.6:2016 Safety of toys Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use (ISO 8124-4:2014, MOD) 
    Public Playgrounds                 AS 4685.0:2017 Playground equipment and surfacing Development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation 
    AS 4685.1:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing General safety requirements and test methods (EN 1176-1:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4685.2:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for swings (EN 1176-2:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4685.3:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for slides (EN 1176-3:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4685.4:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for cableways (EN 1176-4:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4685.5:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for carousels (EN 1176-5:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4685.6:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for rocking equipment 
    AS 4685.11:2014 Playground equipment Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial networks (EN 1176-11:2008, MOD) 
    AS 4422:2016 Playground surfacing - Specifications, requirements and test method 
    Amusement Devices           AS 3533.1-2009 Amusement rides and devices - Design and construction 
    AS 3533.2-2009 Amusement rides and devices - Operation and maintenance 
    AS 3533.3-2003 (R2013) Amusement rides and devices - In-service inspection 
    AS 3533.4.1-2005 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements – Land-borne inflatable devices 
    AS 3533.4.5:2017 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables 
    AS 3533.4.2-2013 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements – Contained play facilities 
    Trampolines AS 4989:2015 Trampolines for domestic use - Safety aspects 



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