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Certification mark for permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment

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Certification mark for permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment

Scope:

The certification mark applies to permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment designed for people who enjoy exercise and want to lead an active life. The equipment design should therefore encourage a wide range of physical activities, including cardiovascular, strength and muscle training as well as balance and coordination exercises and stretching.

Basis of certification: 

The test procedure developed by TÜV SÜD is based on the EN 16630 European standard. This standard defines general safety requirements for the production, installation, inspection and maintenance of permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment that can be accessed by the general public.

However, it does not apply to powered equipment, equipment for functional training (typically with movable weights) and military obstacle courses.

 

Scope:

The certification mark applies to permanently installed unsupervised public use outdoor fitness equipment designed for people who enjoy exercise and want to lead an active life. The equipment design should therefore encourage a wide range of physical activities, including cardiovascular, strength and muscle training as well as balance and coordination exercises and stretching.

Basis of certification: 

The test procedure developed by TÜV SÜD is based on the ASTM F3101 USA standard. This standard defines general safety requirements for the production, installation, inspection and maintenance of permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment that can be accessed by the general public and intended to be used by individuals aged 13 years and older. However, it does not apply to powered equipment, equipment for functional training (typically with movable weights) and military obstacle courses.

Scope:

The certification mark applies to permanently installed unsupervised public use outdoor fitness equipment designed for people who enjoy exercise and want to lead an active life. The equipment design should therefore encourage a wide range of physical activities, including cardiovascular, strength and muscle training as well as balance and coordination exercises and stretching.

Basis of certification:

  The test procedure developed by TÜV SÜD is based on the EN 16630 European Standard and ASTM F3101 USA standard. These standards define general safety requirements for the production, installation, inspection and maintenance of permanently installed outdoor fitness equipment that can be accessed by the general public and intended to be used by individuals aged 13 years and older. However, it does not apply to powered equipment, equipment for functional training (typically with movable weights) and military obstacle courses.

Key words of the certification mark:

  • Shoes
    The certification mark is awarded to shoes certified by TÜV SÜD (see scope).
  • Production monitored

    Periodic surveillance and/or monitoring of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

  • Fit tested

    TÜV SÜD Product Service tests the shoe lasts that form the basis of shoe manufacturing for various criteria, including length and heel width. Subsequently, the interior dimensions of the prototype shoes manufactured on the basis of the lasts are verified.

  • Regular product suveillance

    At regular intervals certified products will be bought in the market to perform spot checks and verify that the product is still meeting the requirements defined on the certification mark.

  • Tested for harmful substances

    For the statement "Tested for harmful substances", TÜV SÜD tested the product for hazardous substances. The test is based on legal requirements, specific national requirements and own specifications.

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