Compliance on a Global Scale
Industry standards set a minimum level that playground manufacturers must meet. We meet or exceed those standards, because we understand that the ultimate playground offers peace of mind as well as thrills. After all, we’re parents too.
We don’t just follow the rules; we help create them. Several key people at GameTime, including our Director of Compliance and Standards, serve on the ASTM committee that sets the standards for the entire playground industry. GameTime products conform to that standard, ASTM F1487-11, the Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independentagency 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 their guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and have updated their publication since then. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environments.
IPEMA EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION
GameTime is one of the founding members of IPEMA, and several of our people serve as board members, committee members and chairpersons of the association. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a 3rd party certification, to validate conformance to established standards. Our use of the IPEMA seal is your assurance that GameTime has received written validation from an independent lab that the products associated with the seal conform with the ASTM standard, as well as the Canadian CSA standard CAN Z-614. A list of our validated products may be found on the IPEMA website, www.ipema.org.
IPEMA SURFACING CERTIFICATION
GameTime’s GT Impax product provides you with the assurance that our surfacing has been certified as compliant to the appropriate ASTM standard. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third party certification to validate a manufacturer’s conformance to the ASTM F-1292-99 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under And Around Playground Equipment. The use of the IPEMA Certification Seal displayed above signifies that the manufacturer has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product associated with the use of the seal conforms with the requirements of ASTM F1292-99. A complete list of our validated products may be found on the IPEMA website at www.ipema.com.
GameTime is the only manufacturer to have a lab partnership with an Institute for children with special needs, so that we can develop and test our accessible products for superiority before bringing them to market. GameTime is also the only manufacturer to meet accessibility guidelines on all of its pre-designed PowerScape Plus and PrimeTime playground plans. We also recommend accessible surfacing options. Technicial assistance on the ADA standards is available from the U.S. Access Board. For guidance on the Department of Justice's ADA regulations or use of standards, visit www.ada.gov.
Industry certification processes issued by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO 9001 is used to measure manufacturing standards and to certify company compliance with quality management systems covering design, development, production, installation, inspection and testing. ISO 14001 also known as green certification, specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS). An EMS is a systematic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization.
GameTime is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
TÜV SÜD America
An international organization that is a European Union Notified and Competent Body, providing testing and certification. Use of the TÜV SÜD America seal demonstrates that products have passed a comprehensive testing procedure based upon the European Harmonized Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment, and that the GameTime plant is regularly monitored by TÜV SÜD America.