Safety & ADA



GameTime, Inc. is the first playground manufacturer to receive the ISO 9001:2000 designation, an industry certification process issued by the International Organization for Standardization. It is used to measure manufacturing standards and to certify company compliance with quality control systems covering design, development, production, installation, inspection and testing. GameTime, Inc. has been fully ISO 9001 certified since 1996.



American Society for Testing and Materials
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
www.astm.org
service@astm.org

The American Society for Testing and Materials is an independent and world-renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM’s F15.29 committee, chaired by Dr. Francis Wallach, met consistently for over a decade in the continual development of the F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The original standard, F1487-93, was published in 1993 and subsequently replaced by the current version F1487-01, published in 2001.


IPEMA
8300 Colesville Road, Suite 250
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.ipema.org
nssea@aol.com
 
The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third-party certification service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the ASTM F1487 (excluding section 10 and 12.6.1), Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, standard. The use of this seal in GameTime, Inc.’s catalog signifies that GameTime, Inc. has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product associated with the use of this seal conforms with the requirements of ASTM F1487. A list of validated products may be found at IPEMA's website: www.ipema.org .


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
 www.cpsc.gov
 info@cpsc.gov 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency within the United States Federal Government with the authority to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC first published its guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and has updated its publication several times over the past 19 years. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environment.


Canadian Standards Association
178 Rexdale Boulevard
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3
www.csa.ca
mackenzk@csa.ca

The Canadian Standards Association is an independent and renowned developer of technical standards utilized in evaluating a multitude of products. The CSA Guideline on Children’s Playspaces and Equipment June 1991 edition was revised May 1998 and is now officially CAN/CSA-Z614-98, entitled Children’s Playspaces and Equipment. The CSA guidelines are predominantly harmonized with the ASTM F1487 standard.


TUV Product Service, Inc.
5 Cherry Hill Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
 www.tuvglobal.com
info@tuvps.com

Product Service, an international testing and certification organization, is a European Union Notified and Competent Body providing services which include product testing and certification. The highly visible TÜV-Mark demonstrates to customers that safety testing and certification has been completed by an independent third-party organization. The "S" pictogram combined with the statements "Safety tested," "EN 1176" and "Production monitored" indicate that these products have passed a comprehensive testing procedure based upon the European Harmonized Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment, EN 1176, and that the GameTime, Inc. production plant is regularly monitored by TÜV. Contact your international GameTime, Inc. distributor for complete EN 1176 compliance details.


Access Board
1331 F street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1111
www.access-board.gov
greenwell@access-board.gov

Access Board (The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) has completed Accessibility Guidelines for Play Facilities as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Final Report of the Regulatory Negotiation Committee is available via the Internet.