AS 4685.4:2021 Playground equipment and surfacing Part 4: Additional safety requirements and test methods for cableways (EN 1176-4:2017, MOD).
AS 4685.4 is applicable to cableways whereby children travel on or along a cable by the use of gravity. This standard specifies additional safety requirements for cableways intended for permanent installation for use by children.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 1176-1:2017, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods
EN 1176-2:2017, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 2: Additional specific safety requirements and test met hods for swings
EN 1176-6:2017, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 6: Additional specific safety requirements and test met hods for rocking equipment
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
item of children’s playground equipment whereby children can travel on or along a cable under the force of gravity
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
hanging type cableway
cableway equipped with a suspension assembly which includes a grip for the user
seating type cableway
cableway equipped with a suspension assembly which includes a seat
area in which the user can reach the grip or seat and set the equipment in motion
area of travel
area in which the user can travel freely
area furthest away from the starting point that the user can reach by travelling across the area of travel
moving part that, by influence of gravity, moves the user along the cable Note ito entry: See Figure 1.
4 Safety requirements
Cableways shall conform to EN 1176-1 unless otherwise specified in this part of EN 1176.
4.2 Framework and fixing points for the cable
Framework and fixing points for the cable shall be designed to withstand the computed loads (static and dynamic) transmitted by the cable, in accordance with EN 1176-1.
There shall be an adjusting device so that the correct sag can be maintained for the life of the cable.
4.3 Calculation of forces acting on the cable of a cableway
The cable shall be designed so that it can withstand the forces acting upon it according to
EN 1176-1:20 17, Annex A.
When tested in accordance with Annex A, the stop at the terminus shall progressively slow down the traveller until it stops and the suspension element shall not swing through an angle of more than 450, as shown in Figure 4.AS 4685.4 pdf download.