Safety always comes first with our synthetic turf playgrounds. Now we are excited to announce that commitment to quality and safety has been recognized by IPEMA, the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. STI has secured IPEMA certifications for five SoftLawn® Playground systems.
Our systems already exceeded national safety standards. But we believe it is important to seek and obtain third party verification. These certifications ensure that our systems have been tested and approved by a third party testing lab in accordance and compliance with the current published requirements associated with ASTM F1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. This standard is based on the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) research data and created by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International.
This certification process proved to be extensive. It included an authentication and assessment of the following criteria to ensure compliance with the ASTM F1292 standard:
- Individual certified system testing.
- Written and active quality control assurance program.
- Clear and concise procedural documents.
- Appropriate customer service discipline.
- Consistent quality guidelines and inspections.
So with all this talk of standards and testing, it all comes down to one important point – STI Playground systems help maximize a child’s safety, whether they are playing outside or indoors.
IPEMA provides 3rd party Product Certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and public play surfacing materials in the U.S. The association services IPEMA-certified member companies, affiliated playground industry groups and anyone with an interest in playground equipment regulations.