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Play for all at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona

HAGS has chosen a selection of inclusive and accessible playground equipment that will cater for a large number of users and for children with different abilities.

12/10/2019 2:43:00 PM

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Nature Inspired Inclusive Playground, Australia

The new nature-based playground at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens in Australia has won the State Award for Best Playscape Award (under $500,000) in the Park and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence program. This now progresses through the national award finals to be decided in October 2019.

6/14/2019 11:38:00 AM

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Sports Area for Solvang School, Denmark

The Solvang School in Denmark wanted to maximise their outdoor space by providing their students an area for sporting activity, where students can play multiple games at the same time.

5/30/2019 12:51:00 PM

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Playground safety requirements

The standard for playground equipment is EN 1176, which should be referenced along with national laws and local regulations.

Those responsible for safety inspection of play equipment must have an in-depth understanding of the standards to ensure compliance is fully considered. This leaflet covers the most critical areas of the EN 1176 standard. Although for full detailed information, it recommended that actual standard publications are referenced.

guide to european standard EN 1176

Guide to European Standards EN 1176

guide to european standard EN 1176

Playground operating guidelines

How to implement an inspection and maintenance regime

All play equipment installed in public areas should be inspected and maintained in accordance with European Standards recommendations for the routine and operational inspection and maintenance of playground equipment: EN1176-7.

The HAGS product warranties are only valid if the inspections and maintenance in this document are followed.

The frequency of inspection will vary with the type of equipment/materials used and other factors e.g.: heavy use, levels of vandalism, climate conditions, air pollution, age of equipment.

The document below provides a detailed checklist for each type of inspection and equipment.

Inspection and maintenance checklists for playgrounds