Friday, September 20, 2013

New Sports Equipment and Facilities Standards for the 2nd Quarter 2013

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following new Standards On Sports Equipment and Facilities are available now:

  • ASTM F406, 2013 Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards
  • ASTM F869, Withdrawn without replacement, Standard Terminology Relating to Athletic Shoes and Biomechanics (Withdrawn 2013)
  • ASTM F2286, 2005 Edition Reapproved in 2013, Standard Design and Performance Specification for Removable Mesh Fencing for Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas
  • BS EN 748, 2013 Edition, Playing field equipment. Football goals. Functional and safety requirements, test methods
  • BS ISO 5902, 2013 Edition, Alpine skis. Determination of elastic properties
  • DIN EN 12503-1, 2013 Edition, Sports mats - Part 1: Gymnastic mats, safety requirements
  • DIN EN 13200-6, 2013 Edition, Spectator facilities - Part 6: Demountable (temporary) stands

If you would like to review more standards on this topic, please see our page Document Center List of Standards on Sports Equipment and Facilities.  It will have links to six other pages with more narrowly defined criteria (winter sports, indoor sports, and so on).

Face it -- Nike is heading to the Dow Jones and sports is big business!  When hot topics like player safety come to mind, remember it's sport standards that do a lot of the heavy lifting to make sports safer and fairer.

You'll find standards here from the large standards developing organizations -- ASTM International, BS the British Standards Institute, and DIN, the German Standards body.  But there are also smaller niche players developing standards as well.  The American National Standards Committee B77, which develops the ANSI B77.1, comes to mind.

And I also wanted to mention that the EN standards are published by all of the European Union countries in their own national adoptions as they get implemented in each jurisdiction.  So you will see multiple editions of the EN standards listed above, depending on what country releases the publication.  The core EN standard remains the same in all printings, however, the language (English, French, or German) can differ.

Document Center Inc. brings you this blog to help you keep up with the changing standards that affect your business.  Let us know what topics you'd like to have us cover.  Thanks!