Standards on safety, installation and operation
Playgrounds and recreational facilities should be designed not only to encourage users to play and engage in physical activity, they must also be safe. This requires strict technical provisions to which playground designers and operators must adhere.
Safety in Europe's playgrounds
European Standards EN 1176 “Playground equipment and surfacing“ and EN 1177 “Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Determination of critical fall height“ describe safety requirements and testing procedures to be taken into consideration for the planning and maintenance of children's playgrounds.