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    DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing

    DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing

    Swings are a popular form of playground equipment that provide children with an enjoyable experience. However, they can also be a dangerous place for children to be if not properly supervised. In this article, we will discuss additional safety requirements for swings and how to test them to make sure they are safe.

    What is DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing

    The latest playground equipment and surfacing safety standard, DIN EN 1176-2 2020, introduces a number of new specific safety requirements and test methods. This article provides an overview of these changes, as well as additional specific safety requirements for swings.

    DIN EN 1176-2 2020 introduces a number of new specific safety requirements and test methods for swings. Swing sets must now be tested at 900 kg in the static position with a pendulum weight of 1 500 N, and at 3 000 kg in the dynamic position with a pendulum weight of 2 500 N. In addition, swing sets must now be equipped with an emergency stop system that will automatically stop the swing set when it reaches a pre-determined height above the ground.

    Furthermore, all swings must now be fitted with an anti-tip system that will prevent children from entering theswing set if it tips over. Finally, all swings must now have a canopy that meets the latest safety standards.

    What are the requirements of DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing ?

    Swings, play structures and slides must be designed to meet the additional specific safety requirements and test methods prescribed in DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020.

    The main requirement is that swings must not be used by more than one person at a time. The child must be secured by a belt or other means of restraint to ensure that they do not fall out of the swing.

    All play structures and slides must also have protective barriers around the edge of the structure, and these barriers must be tested for resistance to impact forces.

    What are the benefits of DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing

    Swings are a popular playground equipment that provide many benefits for children, including:

    – Fun and amusement
    – Physical activity
    – Socialization
    – Exercise
    – Relaxation and calmness
    – Mind/body connection

    Who needs DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020 – Playground equipment and surfacing ?

    This blog article provides additional specific safety requirements and test methods for swings. These requirements are based on the latest version of DIN EN 1176-2 : 2020.

    Swing sets and other playground equipment must be designed and built to meet the additional specific safety requirements specified in this document. In addition, swing sets and other playground equipment must also be tested to ensure that they are safe for use.

    The additional specific safety requirements for swings are as follows:

    1. Swing sets must be anchored to the ground at each corner by a minimum of two bolts or screws that are at least 3 cm in diameter. The distance between each bolt or screw and the ground must be at least 2 cm.

    2. Each swing set must have a minimum capacity of two children.

    3. The maximum weight of children that can be seated on a swing set at one time is 150 kg.

    4. The swing set must have a warning sign that reads “Swing Set – Do Not Enter if Child Has not Reached Age 8”.

    5. Children under the age of 8 must not be allowed to play on a swing set without adult supervision.

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