IPEMAInternational Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
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IPEMA also provides information and resources regarding the quality of children's playground equipment and playground surfaces.
IPEMA is known in both interior and architecture circles as a quality company fully committed to quality standards, processes and documented procedures.
These IPEMA membership companies, and others, are driven by the principles of Universal Design (UD), a new concept in playground design that helps ensure that a playground space provides all children the opportunity to play together in a barrier-free environment.
In this respect, IPEMA is a real milestone," said Michael Pitsch, managing director of Accenture's Health & Public Service practice in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Provide evidence that proposal(s) meet or exceed all current CPSC and ASTM guidelines and are IPEMA Third Party Certified to ASTM F-1487.
TotTurf's surfacing is certified by IPEMA to meet ASTM standards regarding safe surfacing systems for playgrounds.
Additionally, IPEMA and the Voice of Play will be sharing research, facts and educational materials for parents and caregivers about helping to increase safety on the playground.
It is our long term goal to expand society's perception and activation of the myriad of benefits play provides for all ages," said Tom Norquist, co-leader of the project and former IPEMA President.
To help build excitement about play and playgrounds, IPEMA and its Voice of Play initiative are sponsoring a contest to win a free shipment of 25 brand-new balls for play on the playground.
As the industry leading third-party playground safety certification organization, IPEMA also aims at creating safer playground environments year-round by ensuring playground equipment and surfacing are compliant with applicable ASTM and CSA trade standards.
This surfacing can be certified through IPEMA to have sufficient depth or thickness to minimize impact injuries from falls.