This standard specifies safety requirements (including performance requirements) for 8 types of gymnastic mats used in school, training and competition. The performance and safety values cover shock absorption, anti-slip characteristics of the base and top friction characteristics of the surface. This document has been prepared by CEN/TC 136 "Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment" (secretariat: DIN, Germany). The responsible German working committee is NA 112-01-02 AA "Turngeräte, Matten und Spielfeldgeräte" ("Gymnastic equipment, mats and playing field equipment") at DIN. The following modifications have been made with respect to DIN EN 12503-1:2003-06: a) peak deceleration for type 3 in Table 2 has been modified; b) Annex B (informative) has been introduced.