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American Society for Testing and Materials
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
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The American Society for Testing and Materials is an independent and world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM’s F15.29 committee, chaired by Dr. Francis Wallach, met consistently for over a decade in the continual development of the F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The current version is F1487-07ae1, published in 2007.

8300 Colesville Road, Suite 250
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third party certification service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the ASTM F1487 (excluding section 10 and 12.6.1), Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, standard. The use of this seal in Playland’s catalog signifies that Playland has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product associated with the use of this seal conforms with the requirements of ASTM F1487. A list of validated products may be found at IPEMA's website:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207

Handbook for Public Playground Safety:
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency within the United States Federal Government with the authority to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC first published their guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and have updated their publication several times over the past 19 years. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environments.

Access Board
1331 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1111

Guidance Available on Play Area Guidelines:
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Access Board (The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) has completed Accessibility Guidelines for Play Facilities as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Final Report of the Regulatory Negotiation Committee is available via the internet.

1401 Enclave Pkwy, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77077

The International Organization for Standardization. Playland International, Inc. has been approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance to the following Quality Management System Standards: ISO 9001:2000. The Quality Management System is applicable to: Design, Development, Manufacturing and Delivery of products related to park and playground activities and associated equipment for public and private use. Approval Certificate No: UQA 4000513.