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FUNPLAY QUALITY & SAFETY

Funplay Quality & Safety

FUNPLAY is deeply concerned on Product and Services Quality and Reliability for its Clients and the customers of its Clients. FUNPLAY helps its Clients to become aware and knowledgeable on their business Requirements and Risks involved, thus becoming more responsible and more careful with their own customers and the children enjoying safe and secure Play Areas. FUNPLAY’s success is based on the professional local business community trust that FUNPLAY is always taking the right steps to protect the children.

European Standards are recommendations and not legal requirements. However, FUN PLAY and its Suppliers meet always the strictest EU requirements and safety standards. BS8409:2002 applies for indoor play and BS EN14960:2006 for inflatable play, while BS EN 1176 and BS EN 1177 apply for outdoor play areas and equipment. Moreover, almost all Suppliers operate under ISO 9001 Total Quality Management.

Being in the Romanian market since 2004, FUNPLAY is compliant with behaviors and norms established on business ethics, segregation of activities, professional secrecy and confidentiality issues, thus appreciating the respect from all the industry professionals and its Clients.

 

 
  • LEGISLATION

  • REGULATORY INSTITUTES

  • CERTFICATION

Funplay LEGISLATION

FUNPLAY offers easy and fast access to the wide variety of Romanian legislation, regulations and norms, regulating directly and indirectly the local market of Play Areas and Playground equipment, structures, toys etc. On a best effort basis, FUNPLAY will try to keep this site updated.


 
  • HG 435/2010 – Decision on the status of marketing and operating leisure equipment
  • L 64/2008 - Law on safe operation of pressure vessels, material handling and fuel consuming equipment
  • ORDER PT CR4/2009 – Order approving the technical requirements PT CR4/2009 „Authorization of legal entities to perform work on the facilities/equipment” și PT CR8/2009 „ Authorization service facilities/equipment and service staff acceptance”
  • OUG nr. 49/2009 – Ordinance on freedom of establishment of service providers and the freedom to provide services in Romania
  • L 68/2010 – Law approving Government Emergency Ordinance 49/2009 on freedom of establishment of service providers and the freedom to provide services in Romania
  • ORDIN 4/2006 – Order to modify prescriptions PT R19/2002, edition 1, "technical security requirements regarding equipment and facilities installed and used in amusement parks and playgrounds"
  • Law no. 240/2004 on manufacturers liability for damages caused by defective products, republished in 2008
  • PT R19/2002: Technical limitation technical safety requirements for equipment and facilities installed and used in amusement parks and playgrounds.

Funplay REGULATORY-INSTITUTES

FUNPLAY provides the list of useful website contacts for easy access at Public authorities and institutions that are regulatory involved in Romania, directly or indirectly, in activities related to Play Areas & Playgrounds. On a best basis effort, FUNPLAY will try to keep this part of the website updated.


 

 

Funplay ANPC
Funplay ISCIR
Funplay ISGU
 

 


 

 

FUNPLAY also provides a list of useful website contacts on European institutions involved in the playground safety

Funplay CERTFICATION

FUNPLAY and its carefully selected Suppliers maintain all required authorizations, licenses and certificates for providing quality services and safe products and fulfill any regulatory security and safety requirements.


 

Points that need to be indicatively considered for the equipment Certification Process, are:

  • Equipment must be such that it can work and be adjusted and maintained without exposing themselves to danger in terms of security, when these actions are taken in the circumstances set out by the manufacturer.
  • Equipment must be designed so as to avoid a use for any purpose other than that for which it was made, if it involves danger.
  • Leisure equipment must be made of durable materials that meet the following characteristics:
     
    • are not in direct burn a flame, sparks or any other potential outbreak of fire;
    • or are difficult to ignite;
    • or, if they do ignite, burn slowly and present a low speed flame propagation;
    • or are treated, whatever the chemical composition of the material for the playground equipment so as to delay the combustion process.
  • PLAY AREAS SAFETY

  • MODULAR PLAY STRUCTURES SAFETY

  • INFLATABLE UNITS SAFETY

  • PLUSH TOYS SAFETY

Funplay PLAY-AREAS-SAFETY

Play areas are meeting areas for children and adults bringing them, having an important social and community role. Children and families take play area safety for granted. For this reason, the European Play Area safety standards and guidelines set design specifications to minimize the possibility of severe accidents and injuries. All Play Areas should offer all sorts of safety precautions their most important job is to reduce severe head injuries from falls from up to 3 m height.


 

 

There are several issues to be taken into account during the Play Area Planning and Development Design Process, such as:

  • “Stand alone” facility / part of an existing business
  • Hosted in an existing building / own built area
  • Single level / multiple levels
  • Static equipment / mobile equipment
  • Area zoning & age groups
  • Play equipment & age groups
  • Policies for children’s parties
  • Catering facilities to be provided and if yes, to what extend
  • Provision for disabled people to access the facility
  • Provisions for parents and babysitters
  • Days and times the facility to be open

 

 

Moreover, there are several direct and indirect issues to be seriously and carefully considered during this process, like:

  • Health and Safety
  • Noise
  • Food Hygiene
  • Heating of the building
  • Ventilation
  • Safety of electrical wiring and fixtures
  • Safety of gas fixtures
  • Parking and local transport services
  • Fire precautions and fire drills
  • Insurance Policies

 

 

Market or Industry specific Standards may apply, such as:

  • BS 8409: 2002 / The facility as a whole
  • BS 5306-8 / Fire-fighting equipment
  • BS 5266 or BS EN 1838 / Emergency Lighting
  • BS 5395 or BS EN 1125 / Emergency exits

 

 

Safety and Security should be taken into account in two stages:

  1. PRE-STARTING OPERATIONS

This is the stage of Safety Requirements identification & matching, where FUNPLAY makes sure that all Clients understand the risks involved in such a business activity and how these risks can be mitigated through the proper selection of equipment and proper installation in properly selected location and spaces

  1. POST-STARTING OPERATIONS

This is the stage of Technical Support, Preventive Maintenance & Repair, where FUNPLAY makes sure that the selected equipment has been properly installed and assembled at the selected area and can be furthermore technically supported and maintained properly throughout the operations, through repairs, replacement  and new equipment added.

Funplay MODULAR-PLAY-STRUCTURES-SAFETY

Modular Structures represent the core elements of every Indoor Play facility. Every Indoor facility which intends to cover the play time of smaller aged children, almost always needs to provide a rigid, safe, colorful and multi-activity environment for the little guests so to enjoy their play and repeat their visit.


 

 

FUNPLAY Modular Play Structures are designed and prepared for installation in FUNPLAY or Customer premises with the appropriate components agreed with the Customers and ordered from our Suppliers, including PVC, foam, net, steel, plastics, webbing and fittings, all of them carefully selected for their quality, reliability, durability and conformity with all EU and Romanian safety and security norms, as per legislation or European institutions guidelines.

Steel and fittings

Quality steel galvanized pipes (48mm) are assembled using structural pipe fittings, manufactured to industry safety requirements and capable of supporting loads up to 900 kg

Decks, Floor Pads and Wall Pads

Decks are constructed with thick plywood (18mm) and thick foam (38mm-50 mm) is used on floor pads and decks and wall pads for increased strength and safety. All levels meet the critical fall height and impact absorbency requirements.

Plastic Components (Polyethylene)

Mainly used for slides and tubes, of a wide color variety, of high quality, with strong and smooth surface and UV protected.

PVC

It is used to cover floor pads, decks, wall pads and other structure and soft play shapes. Comes in a wide color variety, durable, tear resistant, flame resistant, water resistant and non-toxic

Netting

Polyethylene net (3.9mm) fulfills strength and flammability requirements and anti-climbing net is used for ground floors and sides of structures

Structure Padding

High quality flexible closed cell polyethylene, self-extinguishing on exposure to fire, covered with PVC and fastened securely to all exposed steel with the structure

Webbing

It is used for web decks, bridges, tunnels and spider web activities, strong, stable and comfortable, made of self-extinguishing and flame-resistant quality black polyester web (50mm) in accordance with safety standards

Soft Play Foam Shapes

Used for soft play activities, a combination of flexible polyether polyurethane foam that allows for a wide range of shapes and designs and PVC covering that allows for colorful or stitched theming options and safe play

Theming

Colorful illustrations, graphics and logos, of high quality can be digitally printed or stitched to walls, floor pads, decks or soft play shapes and activities

 

 

 

Funplay Quality-&-Safety-Information

Every equipment installation should have clear INFORMATION placed in front, with the following:

Print

Funplay INFLATABLE-UNITS-SAFETY

Bouncers and inflatable rides and slides are increasingly popular in indoor and outdoor playgrounds, events, parties, etc. A growing focus on children’s health and exercise is expected to keep the market growing safe and healthy. FUNPLAY Suppliers’ custom made designs meet the needs of each customer in dimensions, colors or logos, including advertising inflatables for actions and corporate events, promotions, sport days, shows and festivals, shop openings, fairs, celebrations, parties and barbecues.


 

 

All Inflatable products comply with the EN 14960 European safety standard for bouncers and inflatable rides, the most recent European standard for inflatable playground equipment, as well as with the European safety Directives EN-1176-1 and EN-1177. Products are tested during and after being manufactured, solving any problems that may arise.

Materials are of very high strength and resistance and color and images are of durable quality. The fire-retardant and low-toxicity polyester used (usually fire-resistant 680Gr/m2 PVC fabric) conforms to all major material standards (BS EN 71, BS 5438, French M2, etc.)


 

 

Edges, vulnerable corners, areas receiving increased pressure have extra or multiple stitches or reinforced material for consistent rigidity. Interiors are subdivided with air compartment partitions for optimum bouncing effect and evenly spread air outlets, facilitating deflating and packing process. Floor is made of thick PVC material with high resistance to UV radiation, which is also waterproof and has high strength. High walls prevent children from easy climbing. Surface is smooth to prevent injuries. Entrances are wide to prevent accidents. Stable corner anchoring secures user safety, especially in unfavorable outdoor weather conditions.


 

 

The delivery of each inflatable includes an 1100 W blower. Inflatable Units come with their transport bag for protection during transport. Warrantee is provided to both Inflatable Units and Air Blowers.

All Inflatables display clear standard rules of safe usage.

Funplay PLUSH TOYS SAFETY

Every plush toy is CE marked and will meets EN 71 1.2.3. safety standards, as shown in every plush toy’s two sided sewed-in label, printed with CE mark, supplier and washing symbols, verifying that the manufacturing quality is certified and the plush toy can safely be passed on to small kids of the family.


 

 

All Plush Toys meet the EN 71 1.2.3 international standards:

  • EN 71-1: Mechanical and physical properties
  • EN 71-2: Flammability
  • EN 71-3: Specification for migration of certain elements
  • PLAY AREAS GUIDELINES

  • PLAY AREAS INSPECTIONS

  • RISK ASSESMENTS

Funplay PLAY-AREAS-GUIDELINES

It is fast and easy to find and download short or long documents from the internet referring to Play Areas safety guidelines. FUNPLAY proposes a short list, indicative and not limited, with items that you may find or not in several other proposed Guides…


 

 

  • Children should remove their shoes, but wear socks for hygiene reasons
  • Children should not be sick when using the facilities
  • Height and age restrictions should be respected
  • Maximum number of usage must not exceed 1 child per 1.5-2.0 m2
  • No food, drinks, sweets or chewing gums should be taken into the facilities, while plastic glasses and plastic bottles may be allowed, but only at the supervision areas
  • No pens, jewelry, watches, money, sharp objects, objects of value should be taken into the facilities, but must be left with the parents and not at the reception
  • Parents must supervise children while playing, but should not be allowed into play areas
  • Smoking is not allowed, unless in specially designed areas
  • Members of staff should monitor the equipment and children using it and have access to first aid facilities
  • Emergency exits and routes to them must be kept clear at all times
  • Temperatures within the play facility should be acceptable and maintained
  • There should always be sufficient staff to adequately supervise the numbers on the play structure and to carry out emergency evacuation procedures and to deal with accidents and injured children.
  • Staff should intervene whenever required to protect the health and safety of all the children.
  • Cutting tools, carefully secured, may be available to allow cutting of netting for emergency access
  • The Play Area should be kept clean at all times, with non-toxic cleaning material and detergents.
  • There should be clear procedures in place for the staff to deal with immediate emergency cleaning (blood spillage, vomiting, etc.)
  • Toilet and baby changing facilities should be preferably hosted within the facility, should be of a size suitable for the children, while extra care should be taken with hot water temperatures for hand washing
  • Doors should have re-enforced glass vision panels and they should not open directly into the play space or where they could cause an accident.

 

 

When an accident happens, it is important that all staff is trained to react properly and timely. When FUNPLAY equipment is involved, please email details to office @ funplay.ro.

  1. ACCIDENTS

For serious incidents, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Emergency Services

Telephone: 021 223 00 68

Funplay PLAY-AREAS-INSPECTIONS

Play area safety inspectors make certain that play areas meet safety standards and are risk assessed to ensure they meet essential safety levels for the users.


 

 

  • Installation Inspections (pre-opening)

Specialized inspection that certifies a newly installed play area that has been assessed as compliant with the safety standards and installed correctly

  • Routine Inspections (daily/weekly)

Visual inspections to spot obvious damages (broken parts, items left, etc.) resulting from vandalism, normal use or weather conditions.

  • Operational Inspections (monthly/quarterly)

Detailed inspection to check on equipment operation and stability, especially for wear

  • Safety Standards Inspections (annually)

Specialized inspection that requires a competent authorized, independent and experienced inspector who submits an inspection report


 

 

Inspections are essential and may be conditional for an INSURANCE POLICY conclusion.

Where inspections indicate the need for maintenance the work identified should be carried out as soon as possible. All work identified as being necessary and details of remedial action (including dates) should be fully documented. FUNPLAY may secure that the equipment delivered can be also technically supported and maintained properly throughout the operations afterwards, with proper repairs and replacements, if and when needed. A Technical Maintenance and Repair Agreement may be signed.


 

 

Safety testing Inspections should also include:

  • All fixed and portable electrical equipment and installations
  • All gas equipment (included any bottled gas)
  • All lifting equipment
  • All fire-fighting equipment and fire and smoke detection equipment

Play providers have a duty of care and are legally responsible to ensure risk assessments are carried out for all types of play equipment and provision. The assessments take into consideration the following Risks:

  1. dangers resulting from the disposal of equipment installed;
  2. dangers resulting from the disposal installed equipment and other present systems;
  3. dangers that result from defective administration and maintenance;
  4. dangers that result from substantial changes installed equipment;
  5. danger resulting from the material dropped;
  6. danger resulting from equipment location in relation to access routes;
  7. danger resulting from fencing/surroundings;
  8. danger resulting from differences in height;
  9. danger resulting from vegetation;
  10. danger resulting from urban furniture;
  11. dangers that result from insufficient light or artificial environment;
  12. environmental danger resulting from the natural;
  13. danger resulting from lack of knowledge of adults who supervise minors regarding risks;
  14. danger resulting from the availability of equipment and its location, taking into account the need to access it in case of flat, state of emergency and evacuation;
  15. danger resulting from limited user skills;;
  16. danger resulting from vandalism;
  17. danger resulting from biological contamination;
  18. danger resulting from insufficient carrying capacity of the equipment, taking into account the strength, stiffness and deformation capacity of the materials used;
  1. danger resulting from loss of balance equipment, taking into account the support equipment, ground equipment and fixing it, and any loading of equipment;
  2. danger resulting from the use of equipment, including cutting, crushing, suffocation, drowning, electrocution, shock and overloading the body;
  3. danger resulting from hitting consumers, taking into account the impact attenuation properties and the nature of the ground surface;
  4. danger resulting from any of the equipment and consumer interactions with the environment and the public;
  5. danger in confined spaces, including lack of ventilation and lighting;
  6. danger resulting from fire;
  7. danger resulting from bad radiation;
  8. danger resulting from improper installation;
  9. dangers that can result from insufficient oversight;
  10. dangers that result from worst maintenance and a maladministration;
  11. danger resulting from significant changes in equipment;
  12. danger resulting from a lack of consumer information regarding risks;
  13. danger resulting from lack of knowledge, training and experience of technical staff, including first aid in case of accident.