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Part 3

Play Equipment

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PLAY EQUIPMENT...........................................................................................2
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ...........................................................................2
Scope ................................................................................................................2
References ........................................................................................................2
Material .............................................................................................................2
Capacities .........................................................................................................3
Maintenance Schedule......................................................................................3
Testing ..............................................................................................................3
Warranty ...........................................................................................................3
Approval ............................................................................................................4

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3.1.
3.1.1.
3.1.2.
3.1.3.
3.1.4.
3.1.5.
3.1.6.
3.1.7.
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PLAY EQUIPMENT

3.1.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

3.1.1.

Scope

1.

Public play areas for children are considered the most critical places for safety issue. It
should be very well planned, designed and constructed to fulfill the maximum safety
requirements.

2.

The play equipment products are to be in conformance with the following international
standards for safety and materials:

3.1.2.

References
ASTM F1487-93 ........ Standard consumer safety performance specifications for playground
equipment for public use, 2001 revision
CAN/CSA Z614-98 .... Guideline on childrens play spaces and equipment or both, May 1998
CPSC

......... Handbook for public playground safety, 1998

BS EN 1176

......... Playground equipment and surfacing

3.1.3.

Material

1.

The Contractor shall supply materials as per the specification herein after.

2.

Steel: Steel to be cold rolled, electric resistance welded tubing. Black steel is not acceptable
only galvanized steel is acceptable.

3.

Aluminum

4.

5.

(a)

Aluminum should be an all welded assembly fabricated of 6061-T6 extruded seamless


aluminum alloy tubing for support post and sleeve

(b)

Aluminum should be an all welded assembly fabricated of 6063-T4 extruded seamless


aluminum alloy tubing for architectural parts.

Plastic
(a)

All metal bridges, decks, platforms and stairs should have an oven cured PVC coating
with a matte finish and a nominal coating thickness of 0.125 guaranteed for 10 years
minimum against peeling and cracking.

(b)

All plastic materials should be molded UV resistant, impact resistant low density
polyethylene material including UV stabilized color pigments and anti-static additives
with minimum 10 years guarantee.

Wood
(a)

All wood material should be pressure treated with material preventing splitting, rain
damage and attack by insects or termites. A minimum 5 years guarantee is needed
against splitting and warping, attack by insect and rain damage.

(b)

No wood to be used for foundation or placed underground.

6.

Concrete : No exposed concrete foundation is allowed and foundation should be at least 20


cm below sand or soil cover

7.

Paints: Paint should be electrostatically lead free powder coating treated in six stage iron
phosphate bath.

8.

Fibers and fabrics: All shades and tent made of shade-net or fabric components should be
made of durable materials color resistant and sunlight resistant.

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Moving parts: All moving parts should have a self lubricating closed system.

10.

Fasteners

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(a)

All fasteners to be 18-8 grade stainless steel, capped with lock nuts which cover bolts
ends. The bolts and fasteners should have a mechanism to secure them against
getting loose.

(b)

All protruding bolts, screws and hard parts should be covered with shock absorbing
materials.

Capacities

1.

Play equipment should be designed for children 5 to 12 years of age but for safety reasons
all equipment should be able to handle occasional adult use; this is to reflect the maximum
weight allowed.

2.

Play equipment capacity should be stated including safety factor for uncontrolled use.
Capacity of each play equipment to be calculated based on number of activities in use and
persons on board.

3.1.5.

Maintenance Schedule

1.

All play equipment should have a maintenance schedule, spare parts list and catalogue,
Qatari local supplier, layout and foundation design drawings.

3.1.6.

Testing

1.

The Engineer reserves the right to test any material at the contractors expenses.

3.1.7.

Warranty

1.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY on all aluminum deck posts, steel deck posts, fastening
system, clamps and fasteners for structural failure due to corrosion or deterioration from
exposure to weather, or by defects in materials or workmanship.

2.

LIMITED FIFTEEN (15) YEAR WARRANTY ON main support materials and decks. This
limited warranty applies to structural failure caused by corrosion, defective materials, or
defective workmanship.

3.

LIMITED TEN (10) YEAR WARRANTY on steel playsystem components including railings,
loops, and rungs against structural failure caused by defective materials or defective
workmanship.

4.

LIMITED TEN (10) YEAR WARRANTY against peeling of PVC Coating.

5.

LIMITED TEN (10) YEAR WARRANTY against loss of color and anti-static additives.

6.

LIMITED FIVE (5) YEAR WARRANTY against splitting and warping, attack by insect and
rain damage.

7.

LIMITED FIVE (5) YEAR WARRANTY against peeling of powder coating materials caused
by normal weathering effects.

8.

LIMITED FIVE (5) YEAR WARRANTY against concrete foundation cracking and exposure of
steel reinforcement.

9.

LIMITED FIVE (5) YEAR WARRANTY against tear, color fading and wind damages of
shade-nets and fabric materials not exposed to direct sunlight.

10.

LIMITED FIVE (2) YEAR WARRANTY against tear of shade-nets, color fading and wind
damages of shade nets and fabric materials exposed to direct sunlight.

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3.1.8.

Approval

1.

The engineer has the right for approval and non-approval of any play equipment that does
not esthetically and functionally conform with the play equipment specified in the design
specifications.

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