Resources on Play
Since 1995, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) has been the leader in research, training, and development of S.A.F.E. play areas in the nation! NPPS’ mission is to help the public create safe developmentally appropriate play environments for children. Adventure Playground follows all S.A.F.E design best practices recommendations. For more information visit- https://www.playgroundsafety.org/
The mission of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is to promote play, encourage safety and provide certification programs for playground environments.The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association is a non-profit, membership, trade association. In addition to membership for manufacturers of public play equipment and surfacing materials, we extend membership to consultants and suppliers related to the industry. IPEMA also provides a product certification program for public play equipment and surfacing materials. Check the IPEMA website (www.ipema.org) for more information.
IPEMA’s Safety Academy is an is an online education program that provides safety knowledge and important information related to the play industry. The program is particularly beneficial for manufacturer sales representatives and other and individuals who are responsible for playgrounds. Visit ipemasafetyacademy.org to learn more.
Voice of Play
Founded in 2006, The Voice of Play’s goal is to increase education and awareness about the many benefits of children’s play, including the development of critical physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. As nice as it sounds—to both kids and adults—children do learn from playing on their own, and IPEMA wants to preserve play and playgrounds for our own children and those in the future. Whether you’re a parent, child, community group, school principal, teacher; parks and recreation professional; playground designer, equipment manufacturer; or anyone who cares about kids and play, the Voice of Play website and social media efforts are a great resource for those who want to learn about the many benefits of play. For more information visit- https://voiceofplay.org/
VOICE OF PLAY’S 2017 SURVEY ON PLAY
American Society for Testing and Materials is an independent developer of technical standards utilized in testing a wide range of products. ASTM developed F1487-17 which covers consumer safety performance specifications and provides safety and performance standards for various types of public playground equipment. All of our products meet or exceed the safety standards set forth by this organization. For more information visit- https://www.astm.org/
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created guidelines for both public playground and home playground equipment. CPSC Public Playground Safety Handbook presents safety information for public playground equipment in the form of guidelines. The guidelines were first published in 1981 with revisions in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2008, and 2010. All of our products meet or exceed the safety standards set forth by this organization. To access the handbook visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov.
The United States Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities by leading accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment and information technology. All of Adventure Playground Systems are ADA accessible and our Play Exports promote inclusive designs. For more information visit- https://www.access-board.gov/