DIN EN 16630-2015 Permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment – Safety requirements and test methods.
This European standard specifies general safety requirements for the manufacture, installation, inspection and maintenance of permanently installed, freely accessible outdoor fitness equipment. This standard does not cover electrically driven equipment, functional training facilities (typically with unrestrained weights) nor military style obstacle courses.
The equipment is intended for youths and adults or users having an overall height greater than 1 400 mm to promote fitness by using the equipment to exercise. Equipment covered by this standard is not playground equipment for children (EN 1176 series), indoor stationary training equipment (EN 957 series) or free access multi-sports equipment (EN 15312) even if it meets the requirements of each of these standards.
NOTE In this standard “permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment” is simply called “fitness equipment”.
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 335-2:2006, Durability of wood and wood-based products — Definition of use classes — Part 2: Application to solid wood
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 933-1, Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates — Part 1: Determination of particle size distribution – Sieving method
EN 1176-1:2008, Playground equipment and surfacing — Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods
EN 1177, Impact attenuating playground surfacing — Determination of critical fall height ISO 1834, Short link chain for lifting purposes — General conditions of acceptance
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1 user station
location of a piece of fitness equipment which the user can occupy while standing, sitting, lying or hanging
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
3.2 area of movement
base area of movement space
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
3.3 movement space
space around the fitness equipment necessary for safe use
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
3.4 training space
space in, above or around the fitness equipment which the users of the equipment need to perform their exercises
Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
3.5 damping
combined effect of the supporting component(s) that moderates the speed at which the equipment can move and the reduction of shock effects at the outer positions of the equipment.DIN EN 16630 pdf download.