Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part 3: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for Class A devices (ISO 25649-3:2017)

ISO 25649-3:2017 is applicable for CLASS A classified floating leisure articles for use on and in water according to ISO 25649‑1 regardless whether the buoyancy is achieved by inflation or inherent buoyant material.
ISO 25649-3:2017 is to be applied with ISO 25649‑1 and ISO 25649‑2.
NOTE 1 Typical products forming Class A (see Annex A):
- "Floating Islands" in near round or square shaped forms decorated with palm tree, sun shade, etc. high superstructure;
- large floats/rafts in various forms from round to square;
- large floating tubes, giant tubes (inflatable or inherently buoyant);
- floating arm chairs, seats and sun beds;
- air mattresses for use on the water;
- recreational rafts/floating platforms/pontoons.
NOTE 2 Typical places for application:
- pools;
- protected areas of lakes, ponds;
- protected area sea shore (no offshore winds, no currents).

Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und im Wasser - Teil 3: Zusätzliche besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Artikel der Klasse A (ISO 25649-3:2017)

Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Partie 3: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaire propre aux dispositifs de Classe A (ISO 25649-3:2017)

ISO 25649-3:2017 est applicable aux articles de loisirs flottants de Classe A à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau conformément à l'ISO 25649‑1, dont la flottabilité est assurée par gonflage ou par un matériau ayant une flottabilité propre.
ISO 25649-3:2017 s'applique conjointement à l'ISO 25649‑1 et à l'ISO 25649‑2.
NOTE 1 Produits typiques constituant la Classe A (voir l'Annexe A):
- «îles flottantes» de forme presque ronde ou carrée, décorées avec un palmier, une protection solaire, etc.; superstructure haute;
- grands flotteurs/radeaux de formes variées, rondes à carrées;
- grands tubes flottants («float tubes»), tubes géants (gonflables ou ayant une flottabilité propre);
- fauteuils, sièges et transats flottants;
- matelas pneumatiques à utiliser sur l'eau;
- radeaux de loisirs/plates-formes flottantes/pontons.
NOTE 2 Lieux d'utilisation typiques:
- piscines;
- zones protégées des lacs, étangs;
- zone protégée en bord de mer (pas de vent de terre, ni de courant).

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Ta evropski standard se uporablja za plavajoče pripomočke za prosti čas, razvrščene v RAZRED A, ki se uporabljajo na vodi in v njej v skladu s standardom EN 15649-1, ne glede na to, ali je plovnost dosežena z napihovanjem ali plovnim materialom. Ta dokument (EN 15649-3) se uporablja s standardoma EN 15649-1 in EN 15649-2.

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Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part 3: Additional specific safety

requirements andtest methods for Class A devices (ISO 25649-3:2017)
Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und im Wasser - Teil 3: Zusätzliche

besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Artikel der Klasse

A (ISO 25649-3:2017)

Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Partie 3 : Exigences de sécurité et

méthodes d'essai complémentaires propres aux dispositifs de Classe A (ISO 25649-
3:2017)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 25649-3:2017
ICS:
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
SIST EN ISO 25649-3:2017 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN ISO 25649-3:2017
EN ISO 25649-3
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
October 2017
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.220.40 Supersedes EN 15649-3:2009+A1:2012
English Version
Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part
3: Additional specific safety requirements and test
methods for Class A devices (ISO 25649-3:2017)

Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und

Partie 3: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai im Wasser - Teil 3: Zusätzliche besondere

complémentaire propre aux dispositifs de Classe A (ISO sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und

25649-3:2017) Prüfverfahren für Artikel der Klasse A (ISO 25649-
3:2017)
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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 25649-3:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 83 “Sports

and other recreational facilities and equipment” in collaboration with Technical Committee

CEN/TC 136 “Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment” the secretariat of

which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

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patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

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Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 25649-3:2017 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 25649-3:2017 without any

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 25649-3
First edition
2017-08
Floating leisure articles for use on and
in the water —
Part 3:
Additional specific safety
requirements and test methods for
Class A devices
Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau —
Partie 3: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaire
propre aux dispositifs de Classe A
Reference number
ISO 25649-3:2017(E)
ISO 2017
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Safety requirements and test methods ......................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Design, sizing, admissible number of users and maximum load capacity ........................................... 3

4.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2.2 Sizing .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2.3 A1-products, space per person and admissible number of users ......................................... 3

4.2.4 A2-products, space per person and admissible number of users ......................................... 4

4.3 In water performance ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.3.1 Amount of buoyancy and stable floating position .............................................................................. 5

4.3.2 Residual buoyancy of devices claiming floating stability (CASES A, B) ............................ 6

4.3.3 Residual buoyancy of floating leisure articles not claiming floating

stability (CASES C, D) ................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.3.4 Capsizing and escape ................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.3.5 Grab handles and safety lines (not applicable to air mattresses) ......................................... 9

4.3.6 Re-embarkation from the water in normal use and failure of one air

chamber in CASE A1 ..................................................................................................................................................10

4.3.7 Extreme high super structure (wind, drift) ...........................................................................................10

4.3.8 Anchorage ...........................................................................................................................................................................10

4.3.9 Giant rings with bottom, strength of entire device .........................................................................11

5 Consumer information ................................................................................................................................................................................11

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................11

5.2 Consumer information on the packaging (point of sale information) .................................................11

5.3 Consumer information on the product (information related to safe use) ........................................12

5.4 Consumer information by instructions for use (separate written information) ........................12

5.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................12

5.4.2 Safety and product information .......................................................................................................................12

5.4.3 Assembly (if applicable) .........................................................................................................................................12

5.4.4 Maintenance and repair (if applicable) .....................................................................................................12

6 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................................12

7 Exclusions .................................................................................................................................................................................................................12

Annex A (informative) Examples of typical products forming Class A ...........................................................................13

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................15

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Foreword

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patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

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URL: www.iso.org/iso/foreword.html.

ISO 25649-3 was prepared by the European Committee Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee

CEN/TC 136, Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment, in collaboration with ISO

Technical Committee TC 83, Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment, in accordance with

the agreement on technical cooperation between ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement).
A list of all the parts in the ISO 25649-series can be found on the ISO website.
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Introduction

According to the nature and the intended use of the products dealt with in this document the technical

requirements are focused on space per person, floating stability matters and residual buoyancy in case

of an emergency.

It needs to be taken into account that some of the products provide dual or multiple use features.

Comprehensive consumer information requirements complete the requirement profile of the document

and include basic purchase information on whether a product provides floating stability or needs to be

balanced by the user.
Risk assessment for this document is shown in Table 1.
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Table 1 — Introductory risk analysis
1.1 Pro-
Position
tection
Function; of user
Partial risk
aims;
range of Type of regarding
Typical Place of Predictable related to
Class usage; movement / equipment Final risk
1.2 Relat-
products usage misuse water envi-
target/age propulsion and eleva-
ed stand-
ronment
group tion above
ard/reg-
water
ulation

Floating in- Sea shore, R e l a x i n g , Static use On or in (side Dangerous dis- U n no t ic e d F l oa t i ng

flatable is- close to resting on within limit- walls) the de- tance from the drifting to stabilit y;

lands; recre- shore; lakes; the water; ed area; little vice, laying, bank/ shore; open wa - minimum

ational raft; s m o o t h ly sunbat hing; action; move- sitting, no di- use in cur- ters; falling buoyancy;

p l a t f or m/ r u nni n g basis for ment by push- rect body fit; rents and/ asleep and r esi d u a l

pontoon, etc. rivers; pub- bathing and ing through or danger- consequent- buoy a n -

grab handles

lic/ private s w im m in g/ s w i m m i n g ous offshore l y e x t r e m e cy; space,

might exist but
pools; ponds playing; device strokes only; winds; use sunburn, etc.; safety han-
resting does
providing high by non-swim- capsizing; skin dles/lines;
no mechanical not depend
level of float- mers; fall over irritation due anchorage;
means of pro- on gripping/
ing stability; board; no div- to long dura- w a r n i n g
pulsion balancing;
A1 single and ing platform! tion of skin notes, la-
collective use; c o nt ac t / b e l l i ng ,
no dangerous
all age groups, d a n g e r o u s swimmers
height of fall
swimmers substances in only, age
contact with r e s t r ic -
skin; climbing tion ac -
back?; hypo- cording to
thermia; cold ISO 6185-1,
shock ISO 6185-2
a n d
ISO 6185-3

Large buoy- Sea shore/ Action, playing Drifting; pro- On the device; U s e b y Drifting away Labelling,

ant struc- close to in the water; pulsion only loose fit via non- s w i m - in open waters r esi d u a l

tures shore, lakes, b a l a n c i n g by swimming handles; no mers; use In due to wind DROWN- buoyancy,

public/ pri- children; col- strokes or d a n g e r o u s current, canal, and/or cur- ING grab han-

vate pools; lective and third party height lack of super- rent; devices dles, su-

ponds single use; all vision provokes use pervision;
age groups, in deep; used warnings
swimmers by non-swim-
mers; falling
into deep
water

Air mat - Sea shore Resting on Normally no On/in the de- See A1/A2 See A1/A2 See A1/A2

tress for close to the the water; ob- me c h a n ic a l vice; device is
No rule is
use in water; shore; lakes, servation of means of pro- clung on; de-
known to
f lo a t a b l e public/ pri- under water pulsion but vice is held;
pr o v ide
pool loung- vate pools; environment; possible; drift- mainly a near
technical
ers; f loat- ponds sea play; mainly ing or propul- h o r i z o n t a l
substance
ing seating single use; sion by swim- posture sit-
structures; floating stabil- ming strokes; ting;
A1/A2
giant rings/ ity depends on seats might be
no relevant el-
tubes design; equipped with
evation above
pedals (wheel
all age groups, water level
propulsion)
swimmers
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Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water —
Part 3:
Additional specific safety requirements and test methods
for Class A devices
1 Scope

This document is applicable for CLASS A classified floating leisure articles for use on and in water

according to ISO 25649-1 regardless whether the buoyancy is achieved by inflation or inherent buoyant

material.
This document is to be applied with ISO 25649-1 and ISO 25649-2.
NOTE 1 Typical products forming Class A (see Annex A):

— “Floating Islands” in near round or square shaped forms decorated with palm tree, sun shade,

etc. high superstructure;
— large floats/rafts in various forms from round to square;
— large floating tubes, giant tubes (inflatable or inherently buoyant);
— floating arm chairs, seats and sun beds;
— air mattresses for use on the water;
— recreational rafts/floating platforms/pontoons.
NOTE 2 Typical places for application:
— pools;
— protected areas of lakes, ponds;
— protected area sea shore (no offshore winds, no currents).
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.

ISO 25649-1:2017, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 1: Classification, materials,

general requirements and test methods

ISO 25649-2, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 2: Consumer information

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 25649-1 and the following apply.

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

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
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— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
residual buoyancy
provision of remaining buoyancy in case of a defect of any buoyancy chamber
3.2
floating stability
no user action required to maintain safe floating

Note 1 to entry: One or several users can be safely on or in the device even if the weight is not evenly distributed.

Note 2 to entry: In accordance with intended use.
3.3
device to be balanced by the user
user action required to create safe floating
Note 1 to entry: In accordance with intended use.
3.4
escape

easy and complete separation between the user and the device in case of capsizing of the device or

system without hindrance through any part or feature of the floating device
3.5
available area

area on or inside a floating article which can be used unrestrictedly for user accommodation when

taking the intended posture(s)
3.6
multiple use product

any product intended to be used for more than one purpose for examples (jumping, resting, climbing, etc.)

3.7
inherent buoyant material

non-crosslinked (closed-cell) foam or other materials enclosed in (a) sealed compartment(s) in the hull

which have a specific weight less than water

Note 1 to entry: Inflatables made from inherent buoyant material are considered a buoyant structure (hull)

achieving all or parts of its intended shape and buoyancy resulting from soft foam, hard foam or sealed chambers

filled with air, gas or granules.
4 Safety requirements and test methods
4.1 General

Construction of a floating leisure article shall be such that it corresponds in terms of design, dimensions,

safety, strength and durability for its intended use. The requirements set out in this standard were

chosen to ensure compliance with these considerations. If inflatable floating leisure articles shall

provide buoyancy in several components then requirements apply to all components. Floating leisure

articles shall provide residual buoyancy if one air chamber fails. This residual buoyancy shall maintain

the safety of the device even if its function is lost. The following safety requirements are therefore

related to:
— design;
— sizing;
— materials;
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— strength;
— performance;
— information.

In individual cases, due to the unpredictability, valency and indeterminability of existing and future

concrete products, a corresponding choice shall be made.

Design and appearance of floating leisure articles shall not change the intended primary function of

these floating leisure articles nor introduce a toy play value.
4.2 Design, sizing, admissible number of users and maximum load capacity
4.2.1 General

Devices shall be marked according to their size and/or number of permitted users and maximum load

capacity.
4.2.2 Sizing
4.2.2.1 Requirements

If a specific size/body weight correlation between user and device is relevant, the marking shall be in

accordance with the range of body weights. The size/body weights of the user shall be indicated on the

product by completing the relevant boxes of the appropriate safety information symbol “User’s body

weight range” as specified in ISO 25649-2.
4.2.2.2 Test method
Check for correct marking and completion.
4.2.3 A1-products, space per person and admissible number of users
4.2.3.1 Requirements

A1-products shall be labelled with regard to the intended posture — lying/sitting — of the user(s)

and the maximum permissible number of users. The minimum space for a user in lying posture shall

correspond to a flexible template (adult/child) the dimensions of which are specified in ISO 25649-1:2017,

A.1.1. The minimum space for a sitting user shall correspond to the template (adult/child) as specified

in ISO 25649-1:2017, A.1.2. In cases of combined use (sitting and lying), the template for a lying person

shall be applied to determine the available area.

Templates may exceed the outer circumference of the device to a total amount of 30 %. This amount is

divided in 15 % of template length for the head area and 15 % of template length for the leg area (see

shaded area of templates in ISO 25649-1:2017, Annex A). The angle between centre line of the template

and tangential of a possible back rest, board wall, etc. shall be greater than 60° (see Figure 1).

The total amount of users determined by the templates shall not contradict to the load capacity and

floating stability of the device.

Space requirement using templates is not applicable for ride-on devices where distinct upright seats

and/or seating positions are imposed by the device.
4.2.3.2 Test method

Testing shall be done by applying the relevant templates as specified in ISO 25649-1:2017, A.1 and shown

in Figure 1. Templates shall be stretched out over the area available to the user without overlapping.

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Templates may be arranged to optimize the amount of users and the mix of adults and children without

contradicting to the load capacity of the device. Blank areas of templates shall be completely inside

the outer circumference. Check by visual inspection for appropriate labelling in accordance with safety

information symbols “Number of users, adult/children” and/or “Maximum load capacity” as specified

in ISO 25649-2.
a) A1, “Big raft”: 3,8 m in diameter/4,8 m × 2,8 m
b) A1, “Small raft”: 2,5 m in diameter/3 m × 2 m
Key
1 template space per person, adult
2 template Space per person, child
Figure 1 — Available space per person, determination of number of users
4.2.4 A2-products, space per person and admissible number of users
4.2.4.1 Requirements

A-2 products shall provide distinct seat(s) or sitting areas or recognizable space where the user is to

be positioned in the intended posture. Seats, etc. of ride-on devices shall be equipped with at least one

grab handle for each permissible user.

If the device implies sitting in line of more than one user, the sitting space for each user shall be at least

a length of:
— Child = 30 cm if the legs hang down;
— Child = 60 cm if the thighs follow the seat surface.
— Adult = 35 cm if the legs hang down;
— Adult = 70 cm if the thighs follow the seat surface.
4.2.4.2 Test method
Visual inspection and measurement.
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4.3 In water performance
4.3.1 Amount of buoyancy and stable floating position
4.3.1.1 Requirements

All devices (A1, A2) shall provide sufficient buoyancy and adequate buoyancy distribution to bear the

weight of the intended number of users. Floating devices shall float stable with all test subjects placed

on the intended position and posture on the device. The design supporting area shall not be flooded, not

applicable if the product is designed to provide a supporting area which is intentionally under water.

Floating leisure articles claiming to provide floating stability (A1) shall additionally meet the test as

specified in 4.3.2.2.2. When loaded with the maximum/minimum number of passengers, the device

shall maintain the stable floating position as defined in ISO 25649-1:2017, 3.13.

The capability of stable floating performance or the need for balancing shall be marked on the

packaging via the relevant pair-safety information symbol “Device provides floating stability” and

“Device requires balancing” as specified in ISO 25649-2.
4.3.1.2 Test method

The maximum number of test subjects according to manufacturer's declaration (adults, children) shall

be placed within the available area with no part of the body outside the product in a way as shown in

Figure 2. If a device is classified for more than one user, the array of all test subjects shall be done by

applying the determined postures and positions in a way most likely to
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