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ASTM - AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING & MATERIALS

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  • Due to copyright issues, these documents can not be posted for public viewing - you need to purchase them - that is if you want a personal copy
  • What is ASTM? Simply put: It's an association of manufacturer's who come to a group consensus on standards of quality/care - essentially establishing baseline requirements for practically anything that is manufactured.
  • In the playground industry, the following documents play a critical role - pricing as of Nov 2018):
  • F 1487-17 ($82) - Standard for Playground Equipment for Public Use (ages 2-12) - updated in '17
    • Redline Version - add $16.40
  • F 2373-11 ($76) - Standard for Playground Equipment for Public Use (ages 6 mos - 23 mos) - updated in '11
  • F 1292-17A ($69) - Standard for Safety Surfacing Around Playground Equipment - updated in '17
  • F 2049 -11(2017) ($48) - Standard for Fencing  for Outdoor Play Areas - updated in '11 
    • This is often the forgotten standard
  • F 1951 - 14 ($48) - Standard for accessible surfacing - updated in '14
  • F 3101 - 15 ($69) - this is for Fitness Equipment in a non-supervised setting - updated in '15
How can you get your own copy?
  • Log on to www.astm.org - in the SEARCH box, type in the reference number (for example: F 1292). it will bring you to all of the F 1292 documents - look for the most recent edition - you purchase on line
  • Note you will see STANDARD pricing (that is what is listed above) but there is also REDLINE pricing for some items - RedLine copy adds a bit to the cost...but the neat thing is that it will highlight any recent changes, additions, deletions, etc from the previous version - no more hunting for changes