The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association, or IPEMA, provides third party certifications on play equipment. ValleyPlayground.com is a proud member of this organization. We feel that this is just another step in certifying our equipment to be safe. IPEMA provides certification services for the compliance of the following standards:
ASTM International is an organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials and products. The ASTM has over 12,000 standards that companies seek to follow.
An organization of the US Government, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is in place to provide the public with up to date safety performance reports of products.
Under the direction of the NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association), the CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) certification program offers individuals the chance to receive extensive training on up-to-date playground safety standards. The goal of the program is to train and certify people in communities across the United States of America, all the while promoting playground safety issues including determination of hazards, surfacing prerequisites, and preventative maintenance based on managing risk.