AS EN 16899:2020 Sports and recreational equipment Parkour equipment一Safety requirements and test methods.
AS EN 16899 specifies requirements for parkour equipment for use mainly by users starting from 8 years of age. This European Standard recognizes that parkour movement is personally determined by users, using controlled physical exertion from, to and through equipment elements and structures; both permanently installed and portable.
The requirements are intended to protect users from hazards that they might be unable to foresee when using the equipment as intended, or in a manner that can be reasonably anticipated.
This European Standard also specifies requirements for the installation and maintenance of parkour equipment, including area, height, flow, location and separation from other facilities, including children’s playgrounds and multi-use games areas (free access multi-sports equipment).
NOTE As listed above, this European Standard is only applicable to parkour equipment, installation and maintenance, but not for example to parkour activities.
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 206, Concrete – Specification, performance, production and conformity
EN 335:20 13, Durability of wood and wood-based products – Use classes: definitions, application to solid wood and wood-based products
EN 350-2:1994, Durability of wood and wood-based products – Natural durability of solid wood – Part 2:
Guide to natural durability and treatability of selected wood species of importance in Europe
EN 351-1:2007, Durability of wood and wood-based products – Preservative-treated solid wood – Part 1:
Classification of preservative penetration and retention
EN 636, Plywood — Specifications
EN 1177, Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Determination of critical fall height
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
dimension that allows the opportunity of passing from, to and through equipment elements and structures and during a flow of movements
competent person
individual with sufficient training, experience or knowledge of this standard and understanding parkour as sports and/or particular qualifications, who is able to carry out a task properly
Note 1 to entry: The required level of competence is dependent upon the task involved whether it is assessing the layout, safety, materials or separation from other activities.AS EN 16899 pdf download.