AS 2316.1.1:2021 Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses Part 1.1: Safety requirements and test methods for belayed climbing and abseiling structures.
This document specifies the minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation, supervision levels, maintenance and testing of belayed artificial climbing structures (ACS) and abseiling structures and associated components.
This document includes indoor and outdoor structures and facilities used for climbing and abseiling.
This document excludes the following:
(a) Bouldering (refer to AS 23 16.1.2).
(b) Climbing holds (refer to AS 2316.1.3).
(c) Natural surfaces with artificial holds and/or belay points.
(d) Playground equipment (refer to AS 4685).
(e) Structures associated with bungy jumping activities (refer to AS/NZS 5848).
(f) Theatrical and stunt work.
(g) Mobile artificial climbing structures [refer to AS 3533 (series)].
(h) Inflatable climbing structures.
1.2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document:
NOTE Documents for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography.
AS 1138, Thimbles for wire rope
AS 1170.4, Structural design actions, Part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia
AS 1353.1, Flat synthetic-webbing slings, Part 1: Product specification
AS 1657, Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation
AS 2076, Wire-rope grips for non-lifting applications
AS 23 16.2.1, Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses, Part 2.1: Flying faxes and challenge ropes
courses — Construction and safety requirements (EN 15567-1:2007, MOD)
descending an artificial climbing structure using ropes and descender friction devices under your own control
Note 1 to entry: This may be belayed or non-belayed.
vector that specifies the time-derivative (rate of change) of velocity. Acceleration measurement is usually made with an accelerometer
non-oscillatory acceleration of a short duration
sensor that measures the acceleration for a specified axis and frequency range
any load bearing attachment on or about the ACS to which a climber’s or abseiler’s rope is attached directly or indirectly during their progress on the structure. The anchor may be fixed or movable. Four classes of anchors are defined: lead anchors, top-rope anchors, stance anchors and ground anchors. An anchor constructed to accommodate more than one rope is defined as a multiple anchor of that class. An anchor may comprise more than one element, in which case the elements are connected
artificial climbing structure
structure specifically built for the purpose of climbing or abseiling
device that acts as a belay system (1.3.8) but which does not require human intervention and that provides for the safe retardation of the climber to a controlled rate of descent such that there is no hazardous impact with the ground.AS 2316.1.1 pdf download.