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NSW/ACT Webinar: Playground safety standards update - what you need to know

20 April 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Standards Australia have recently released updated standards to the series of AS 4685, Playground equipment and surfacing, parts 1-6, which contain several deviations from previous versions of the Standard. The new Standards are more closely aligned with international standards. The standards aim to guide manufacturers, suppliers and designers around the requirements for playground equipment.

This online session will provide an overview of the playground standard revisions including;

  • AS 4685 Parts 1 - 6: The Playground Equipment Suite.
  • AS 16630:2021 Permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment.
  • AS EN 14974:2021 Skateparks.
  • AS EN 16899:2020 Parkour equipment.


Andrew Reedy

Since 2002 PLAWA regional Councillor Andrew Reedy (Play Check) has represented the Australian Industry Group on the Standards Australia committee for playground equipment (CS-005).

He has been involved in the development all versions of AS 4685, as well as AS 4422:2016 (dealing with playground safety surfacing). From 2014 to 2016 Andrew chaired the Standards sub-committee responsible for the development of AS 4685.0:2017 (dealing with the development, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation of playground equipment). Andrew represents Standards Australia on the ISO (International Standards Organisation) technical committee for playgrounds (TG 83 / WG8) as an expert. He is also a member of the Standards Australia committee for Sports and Recreational Equipment (CS-101), constituted in 2018. This committee deals with Standards for outdoor exercise equipment and parkour equipment.

Fiona Robbé Fellow AILA

Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects, Director, Landscape Architect and Horticulturist

Fiona's company specialises in the design of outdoor spaces for children and young people, which includes public spaces, schools, child care centres, zoos, churches, museums - anywhere where children play outside!

She works Australia wide, and works collaboratively with playground industry groups, artists, manufacturers and play advocates in the realisation of beautiful, robust spaces for children.

Fiona is a member of the CS-005 Playground Equipment Committee as well as the CS-101 Sports and Recreation Equipment Standards Committee.

Once you have registered, you will receive a link to join the event.

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All prices exclude GST and are represented in Australian Dollars.

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