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CAN/CSA-Z614-14 - Children's playspaces and equipment

Publication Year:

  • 2014

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  • CSA


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Z614 Children's Playspaces and Equipment



Playground safety depends on proper design and maintenance of play structures. Ongoing inspection and maintenance of these structures, equipment, and surfacing materials is a shared responsibility among users, owners/operators, and manufacturers to create not only an interesting place of recreation, but a foundation where children can play without risk of serious injury. The fifth edition of this unique safety standard balances safety, fun and accessibility. It addresses safety measures that help minimize exposure to serious injuries resulting from falls from heights, entanglements and head entrapments. It also includes requirements to address a range of injuries that could result from such things as protrusions, sharps, and trip hazards as well as exposure to hazardous substances. Additional guidance for childhood development and accessibility can be found in informative annexes.

Highlights of Z614 include:

  • Guidance on requirements for the type of materials and equipment that promote optimal safety in playspace layout
  • Over 50 figures to aid in the understanding and application of the requirements in Z614 as well as easy reference tables throughout
  • Addition of an Annex that provides comprehensive guidance for accessibility to children with disabilities
  • Informative Annexes that provide guidance on "Supervised Play Opportunities" and "Recommendations for Miscellaneous Playspace Elements"
  • Outlines inspection and maintenance requirements, including testing protocols for playground inspectors

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