The playground equipment from NORNA-PLAYGROUNDS is produced so that it fulfills the requirements for safety in DS/EN1176 general part 1, as well as any specific parts 2 to 7.
NORNA PLAYGROUNDS has its own internal (TÜV certified) playground inspectors who risk-assess the playground equipment in connection with development and production.
In some cases, external consultants are used for risk assessment. At the end of the process, the tools are certified by the accredited testing house TÜV Product Service GmbH as being in accordance with the security requirements set for them.
In addition, we have TüV certification on 90% of our play equipment.
TÜV SÜD. (Technischer Überwachungs Verein)
is a fully accredited European testing and certification organization, similar to e.g. Technological Institute and the Force Institute.
TÜV has more than 30 years of experience in testing and certifying playground equipment and certifies approx. 90% of all playground equipment in Europe and it is this experience that is passed on to the playground inspectors i.f.m. the certification courses.
This ensures that the inspections are carried out based on the same points of view as in the original certification of the tool and are thereby in accordance with commonly used principles for control procedures in the EU.
In accordance with the new European standard EN 1176 part 7, an inspection and maintenance plan must be drawn up for the playground equipment.
The plan and other documents in connection with maintenance, inspection and repairs should be kept together in a folder by the owner/manager who is responsible for the playground on a daily basis.
The inspection plan should contain at least the following three types of inspection:
- Routine visual inspection
- Operational inspection
- Annual main inspection
Routine visual inspection
The routine visual inspection makes it possible to identify obvious hazards that may arise due to vandalism, use or climatic conditions. Eg. the dangers may consist of shards of glass or other sharp objects.
For playgrounds that are subject to intense use or vandalism, a daily inspection may be necessary.
The operation inspection is a more detailed inspection to check the wear, function and stability of the implements.
This inspection should generally be done once a month, but if the playground is not used that often, it can be reduced to every three months.
Annual main inspection
The annual main inspection is carried out at intervals of no more than 12 months.
This is to check the general safety level for play equipment, foundations and surfaces, e.g. the influence of the weather, signs of rot or corrosion, any changes in the safety level of the implements as a result of repairs, supplementary or replaced components.
Permanently sealed parts should be shown special attention.
Clothes on the playground
Clothing for children up to 7 years (height 1.34m) must not have ties or cords in the head and neck area.
Clothing for children between the ages of 7 and 14 must not have ties in the head and neck area longer than 75 mm or cords with free-hanging ends. Straps in the head and neck area must not be elastic – except for shoulder straps and “halter neck” straps.
The so-called “halter neck” in children’s clothing must not have loose ends in the head and neck area.
Children’s clothing intended to be tied on the front of the garment must not have tied belts or laces longer than 360 mm in length, measured when untied and from the point where they are to be tied.
Other ties or cords in children’s clothing must not hang down further than the sleeve or the edge of the garment.
Do not sew children’s clothing yourself that does not meet the requirements mentioned above.
If you are already in possession of children’s clothing that does not meet the requirements in points 1-5, you should remove or cut off the ribbon or string.
You also have the option of exchanging the item in the shop where you bought it and advising the seller about the risks associated with the item.
Tie: a string attached to the garment and serving a decorative purpose or used to adjust the size of an opening or to fasten the garment.
Cord: A cord that passes through a channel or eyelet to adjust the size of an opening to fasten the ga