A new series of expanded safety standards are set to have a large impact on every Australian playground. Are you in compliance with the new standards? Ask CCEP and ensure the success of your next project.
As AS/NZS4486.1:1997 prepares to give way to AS4685.0, the sizeable impact the new standard will have on playground design, manufacture and maintenance is becoming clearer. The impending release of AS4685.0 will require all industry placeholders to ensure they are fully conversant with the significant differences compared to the outgoing standard.
In use for the past 20 years, the previous standard will be replaced with an updated and expanded version to ensure current practices are being met – particularly with reference to present standards AS4685:2014, AS4422:2016 and Australian Structural practices.
Also of note, the new standard includes a playground surfacing section, together with the addition of nature play and supervised early childhood services (SECS).
Risk assessment and risk benefit have also been included. These elements have been added to assist manufacturers, suppliers and installers to ensure that playgrounds are not only fun to play in, they also fit into an overall risk assessment strategy.
Insurance, safety management systems, updated record keeping and accident procedures have also been included in the new standard to ensure accident reports meet the requirements of a Court of Law.
The new standard is due to be released in the near future.
For assistance in ensuring compliance for your organisation call CCEP on 1300 595 732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org