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From a roller sports facility to a skatepark - The evolution of DIN EN 14974

The establishment of safety standards in the field of roller sports has been a long and fraught process: when the DIN standard for roller sports facilities - at this time still under DIN 33943 – was published in 1995, roller sports had just experienced their first boom. Unlike other sports such as football and tennis, for which there had been clear requirements and safety regulations due to their history, popularity and status as mass-participation activities, roller sports were truly in their infancy at this time with regard to sports facility safety requirements.

Jump to it – increasing safety in trampoline parks by means of regulation

Children and youngsters rushing here and there, screams of pleasure, high spirits and laughter ‒ as soon as a trampoline park opens its gates, it takes no time at all until the visitors arrive.

DIN 18034 "Playgrounds and Open Play Spaces" - What to expect from the newly revised DIN 18034

DIN 18034 9/2012 "Playgrounds and Open Play Spaces" is now being revised, mainly as a result of the regular review and revision process for standardisation.

Law and play: product liability and organizational responsibility

Playground equipment manufacturers bear great responsibility for the safety of their products. Violations of the specific manufacturers’ duties may not only result in serious consequences for children, but also in considerable product liability risks....

Changes and updates to EN 1176

An interview with Andreas Strupp (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Wood Technology, Department of Quality Assurance, Product Safety and Standards at eibe Produktion + Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, FLL/BSFH accredited playground inspector per DIN SPEC 79161, Chairman of the Standards Committee NA Sport 112-07-01 AA 'Playground equipment')

Impacts on and Effects of the Vorarlberg Playground Law

Six years ago in the Austrian Federal State of Vorarlberg, the playground law came into effect. It’s time to have a closer look at the effects this law has had.

Much ado about nothing – Noise emissions from biking and skate parks

Notes on the application of VDI guideline 3770

Keep play areas legally sustainable

In recent decades there have been ongoing discussions regarding the planning of play areas – But all of the resultant developments neglected to address one particular aspect of play area planning for a long time: The correct assessment of play areas in development plans.

05.12.2018 - DIN 18034 "Playgrounds and Open Play Spaces" - What to expect from the newly revised DIN 18034

DIN 18034 9/2012 "Playgrounds and Open Play Spaces" is now being revised, mainly as a result of the regular review and revision process for standardisation.

05.12.2018 - From a roller sports facility to a skatepark - The evolution of DIN EN 14974

The establishment of safety standards in the field of roller sports has been a long and fraught process: when the DIN standard for roller sports facilities - at this time still under DIN 33943 – was published in 1995, roller sports had just experienced their first boom. Unlike other sports such as football and tennis, for which there had been clear requirements and safety regulations due to their history, popularity and status as mass-participation activities, roller sports were truly in their infancy at this time with regard to sports facility safety requirements.