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  • AS/NZS 4422:1996

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    Playground surfacing - Specifications, requirements and test method

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies general requirements for surfacing to be used in children's playgrounds and specific requirements for areas where impact energy attenuation is necessary. It suggests the factors that should be considered when selecting a playground surface and gives a method of test by which the impact energy attenuation can be determined; this test gives a critical fall height for a surface, that represents the upper limit of its effectiveness in reducing head injury when using playground equipment conforming to AS 1924, Parts 1 and 2 or NZS 5828, Parts 2 and 3.

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    This Standard gives general requirements for surfacing to be used in children's playgrounds and specific requirements for areas where impact energy attenuation is necessary. It suggests the factors that should be considered when selecting a playground surface and gives a method of test by which the impact energy attenuation can be determined; this test gives a critical fall height (see Clause 4.1) for a surface, that represents the upper limit of its effectiveness in reducing head injury when using playground equipment conforming to AS 1924 Parts 1 and 2 or NZS 5828 Parts 2 and 3.Information on siting, installation and maintenance of playground equipment is given in AS 2155 and NZS 5828.1

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    Committee CS-005
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 4422:1996 see DR 98076 CP First published in Australia as part of AS 2155-1978.Second edition 1980.Third edition 1982.First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 5828.1:1986.AS 2155-1982 and NZS 5828.1:1986 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 4422:1996. First published in Australia as part of AS 2155-1978. Second edition 1980. Third edition 1982. First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 5828.1:1986. AS 2155-1982 and NZS 5828.1:1986 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 4422:1996.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1924.2-1981 Playground equipment for parks, schools and domestic use Design and construction - Safety aspects
    AS 2155-1982 Playgrounds - Guide to siting and to installation and maintenance of equipment
    AS/NZS 2512.1:1998 Methods of testing protective helmets - Definitions and headforms
    AS 1924.1-1981 Playground equipment for parks, schools and domestic use - General requirements

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    AS 4685.1-2004 Playground equipment General safety requirements and test methods
    AS 4685.2-2004 Playground equipment Particular safety requirements and test methods for swings
    AS 4685.1:2014 Playground equipment and surfacing General safety requirements and test methods (EN 1176-1:2008, MOD)
    AS 3533.4.1-2005 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements - Land-borne inflatable devices
    AS 3533.1-1997 Amusement rides and devices - Design and construction
    AS 4989-2003 Trampolines
    AS/NZS 4486.1:1997 Playgrounds and playground equipment - Development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation
    AS 3533.4.5(Int)-2012 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements Waterborne inflatables
    AS 4685.5-2004 Playground equipment Particular safety requirements and test methods for carousels
    AS 4226-2008 Guidelines for safe housing design
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