Playground equipment and surfacing - Part 10: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for fully enclosed play equipment

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The purpose of this document is to provide additional safety requirements covering particulars of these structures.

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Playground equipment and surfacing - Part 10: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for fully enclosed play equipment
Spielplatzgeräte und Spielplatzböden - Teil 10: Zusätzliche besondere

sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für vollständig umschlossene

Spielgeräte

Équipements et sols d’aires de jeux - Partie 10 : Exigences de sécurité et méthodes

d’essai complémentaires spécifiques aux équipements de jeux totalement fermés
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 1176-10
ICS:
97.200.40 Igrišča Playgrounds
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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 1176-10
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
June 2020
ICS 97.200.40 Will supersede EN 1176-10:2008
English Version
Playground equipment and surfacing - Part 10: Additional
specific safety requirements and test methods for fully
enclosed play equipment

Équipements et sols d'aires de jeux - Partie 10 : Spielplatzgeräte und Spielplatzböden - Teil 10:

Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai Zusätzliche besondere sicherheitstechnische

complémentaires spécifiques aux équipements de jeux Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für vollständig

totalement fermés umschlossene Spielgeräte

This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 136.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations

which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 4

4 Safety requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 6

4.2 Emergency procedures and fire safety management......................................................................... 6

4.2.1 Materials including flammability .............................................................................................................. 6

4.2.2 Evacuation ......................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.3 Design and manufacture ............................................................................................................................... 9

4.3.1 Impact protection............................................................................................................................................ 9

4.3.2 Visibility........................................................................................................................................................... 10

4.3.3 Determination of spaces and areas ....................................................................................................... 10

4.3.4 Connections and platforms ....................................................................................................................... 10

4.3.5 Rope features ................................................................................................................................................. 10

4.3.6 Foam play features ...................................................................................................................................... 10

4.3.7 Lighting ............................................................................................................................................................ 11

4.3.8 Signage ............................................................................................................................................................. 11

4.4 Specific equipment ...................................................................................................................................... 11

4.4.1 Slides ................................................................................................................................................................. 11

4.4.2 Drop slides ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

4.4.3 Overhead track rides (rigid) .................................................................................................................... 12

4.4.4 Spinning Poles ............................................................................................................................................... 13

4.4.5 Ball pool ........................................................................................................................................................... 14

4.4.6 Cannons ........................................................................................................................................................... 15

4.4.7 Bouncing elements in indoor play structures.................................................................................... 15

4.4.8 Electrically powered equipment ............................................................................................................ 16

5 Inspection and maintenance information to be provided by the manufacturer or

supplier ............................................................................................................................................................ 16

6 Test reports .................................................................................................................................................... 17

7 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 17

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European foreword

This document (prEN 1176-10:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136 “Sports,

playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This European Standard consists of a number of parts as follows:

a) EN 1176-1, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 1: General safety requirements and test

methods;

b) EN 1176-2, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 2: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for swings;

c) EN 1176-3, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 3: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for slides;

d) EN 1176-4, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 4: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for cableways;

e) EN 1176-5, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 5: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for carousels;

f) EN 1176-6, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 6: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for rocking equipment;

g) EN 1176-7, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 7: Guidance on installation, inspection,

maintenance and operation;

h) EN 1176-10, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 10: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for fully enclosed play equipment;

i) EN 1176-11, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 11: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for spatial network.

This part of EN 1176 should not be used in isolation, but in conjunction with EN 1176 all relevant parts

and EN 1177.
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1 Scope

This document is applicable to fully enclosed play equipment intended for installation inside and

outside buildings, for children up to 14 years old, see 3.1.

The purpose of this document is to provide additional safety requirements covering particulars of these

structures.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 1176-1:2017, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 1: General safety requirements and test

methods

EN 1176-3:2017, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 3: Additional specific safety requirements

and test methods for slides

EN 1177, Impact attenuating playground surfacing — Methods of test for determination of impact

attenuation
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 1176-1, EN 1177 and the

following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
fully enclosed play equipment

equipment and structure, including components and constructional elements with, or on which,

children can play, that are within a three-dimensional enclosure with specified entrances and exits

3.2
drop slide

open-fronted, near vertical free-fall slide which continues into a concave curve to a near horizontal run-

out section
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
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Key
1 starting section 5 lateral protection
2 sliding section (includes curve) 6 concave curve
3 run-out section 7 slide angle to vertical, 15° min
4 height of slide 8 radius, 100 mm min
Figure 1 — Example for a typical drop slide, side view
3.3
overhead track ride (rigid)

equipment on which children can travel by self-propulsion along a rigid fixed horizontal or inclined

overhead track
3.4
terminus or starting point

area in which the user can reach the grip and/or “seat” and set the equipment in motion

3.5
area of travel
area in which the user can travel freely
3.6
overhead track
part of the structure that supports the traveller
3.7
traveller

moving part that, by influence of self-propulsion by the user, he/she moves along the overhead track

[SOURCE: EN 1176-4:2017+AC:2019, 3.7 - Modified: "self-propulsion" added and "cable" replaced by

"overhead track"]
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3.8
linkage element

part of the structure between the traveller and the “seat” and which often also provides grip

3.9
end stop

energy absorbing material positioned to cushion the impact of the traveller at the start and end of the

overhead track
3.10
ball pool
enclosure designed to contain a depth of balls within which children can play
3.11
Adult access route

path inside the equipment enabling (an) adult(s) access to bring an injured person to an exit

Note 1 to entry: This includes access/egress points.
3.12
bouncing element in indoor play structures

enclosed bouncing element with a uniform continuous surface, installed in a fully enclosed playground

equipment that, due to its flexible characteristics, has the main purpose of allowing users to become

airborne by jumping without the aid of other user(s)
3.13
spinning pole

circular disc with a vertical pole, specifically installed in a fully enclosed playground equipment and

designed for use by one or more users, that revolves around a central vertical axis without oscillation

4 Safety requirements
4.1 General

Fully enclosed play equipment shall conform to all parts of EN 1176 unless specified in this document.

4.2 Emergency procedures and fire safety management
4.2.1 Materials including flammability

Materials used in the construction of fully enclosed play equipment shall be flame retardant

4.2.2 Evacuation
4.2.2.1 Accessibility for adults

Equipment should be designed to ensure that adults are able to gain access to any point to assist

children within the equipment.
4.2.2.2 Adult access route
Adult access routes shall conform to Table 1.

An adult access route shall have a height of at least 1 300 mm and a width of at least 700 mm.

subject to national variations

Play equipment can be placed inside the Adult Access Route only if it meets the following requirements:

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a) Play equipment that is placed along the vertical or horizontal surfaces of the Adult Access Route

shall not impede exit.

b) Moving play equipment hanging in the evacuation route, for example punching bags, shall allow

easy passage through when using a manual pushing action.

c) Play equipment in the evacuation route shall not reduce the route to a width of less than 700 mm or

a height of less than 1 300 mm.

d) Surface mounted Items of play equipment placed inside the Adult Access Route shall have a depth

and height of no more than 400mm and there shall be a distance of at least 1 000 mm between any

pieces of such play equipment which reduce the dimensions of the Adult Access Route

4.2.2.3 Distance to the exit

The distance from any point in the equipment to the nearest exit shall be no greater than 18 m. There

are some special cases for calculation of this distance:
a) for a slide, the distance is half the length of the sliding surface;

b) for a climbing tower, add vertical and horizontal distances between the geometric centres of the

openings (see Figure 2).
Key
1 platform
H horizontal distance
V vertical distance
Figure 2 — Measuring distances within a climbing tower
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4.2.2.4 Access and egress
The number of access and egress points shall conform to Table 1.

Access/egress points shall be located so as to distribute evacuation through different zones of the play

equipment (see Table 1).
Table 1 — Adult access routes, access and egress points
a Highest platform Minimum number of Maximum distance
Capacity
access and/or egress from any point to an
points b
adult access route
0 m < x ≤ 2 m 2 10
> 2 m < x ≤ 4 m 2 10
1 to 0
> 4 m < x ≤ 6 m 2 10
> 6 m 2 10
0 m < x ≤ 2 m 2 10
> 2 m < x ≤ 4 m 2 10
21 to 50
> 4 m < x ≤ 6 m 3 10
> 6 m 3 10
0 m < x ≤ 2 m 2 10
> 2 m < x ≤ 4 m 2 10
51 to 100
> 4 m < x ≤ 6 m 3 5
> 6 m 4 5
0 m < x ≤ 2 m 3 5
> 2 m < x ≤ 4 m 3 5
101 to 200
> 4 m < x ≤ 6 m 4 5
> 6 m 4 5
≥ 201 In accordance with
— 5
Formula (1)
Number of users, calculated according to 4.2.2.4

If the maximum distance is sufficient to reach the exit, an adult access route is not necessary inside the

equipment.
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 
n =  +1 (1)
min
 
 
where
n is the minimum number of access and/or egress points;
min
c is the capacity.
4.2.2.5 Capacity
The capacity, c , shall be calculated by the manufacturer, taking into account:
a) the strength of the structure in accordance with EN 1176-1;
b) practical use based upon the Formula (2).
AA-
1 2
c = (2)
1,5
where

A is the total plan surface of the play frame taking into all levels (i.e. ground floor, first floor, second

floor etc.), in square metre;

A sum of those areas within the play frame at each level which do not provide a surface on which to

play,
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