CPD 4 - Technical Design A comprehensive guide to creating playgrounds and the implication of standards, risks and benefits
History eibe Factory eibe UK Material Surfacing Case Studies
AutoCAD Construction 3D Designs Risk Assessment
Installation Accreditations and Certification Guarantees of Spare Parts
History eibe Play Ltd
eibe Play Ltd is a UK company. For over a quarter of a century, we have been delivering high quality play areas around the country. Using our experience and expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of playground equipment and landscaping, we work with both the public and private sector in accordance with BSEN 1176 and BSEN 1177. Since August 1991, we have been producing innovative play spaces and can list many thousands of satisfied customers amongst our diverse and sector-wide portfolio eibe directly employs sixteen full time staff across various departments and key job roles. With a wide range of experience across multi- disciplines, the team has grown the UK business into one of the leading play companies within the industry. As a group, the organisation is a member of numerous international professional associations such as IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), FEPI (Federation of the European Play Industry) and the API (Association of Play Industries – UK).
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Located in Bavaria, Germany Covering nearly five Hectares the eibe factory and main hub is equivalent to almost nine football fields. The site comprises of two factory floors, assembly area, Design and Management building a large training and competence centre know as the “house of kinders”. Also not one, but two outdoor showrooms which feature top secret new exciting innovated projects and products. These products are built as prototypes and then finely tuned ready for their TUV inspection. eibe Factory
Factory Tours are welcome
Training and competence centre
Outdoor Play Showroom
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Located near Guildford, Surrey Bavarian Craft, British Creation
German - Anglo relations are bilateral, our strong association can be traced back many centuries. In more recent years historians have closely studied the mutual cultural, ideological and technological influences both nations share.
At eibe UK we are immensely proud of our German heritage. Since the UK team was established in 1995 we have taken significant steps in transforming the brand, taking full ownership of our own direction & influence within the UK. Based in Guildford, Surrey, our independent team of designers, consultants and project managers can provide all the expertise and professional knowledge required to deliver your perfect play area. Our vast portfolio of products allows our professional team of in-house designers to create bespoke play solutions to your exact requirements that will thrill children for years to come.
The eibe UK journey 1. Research & Development 2. Manufacturing craftmanship 3. Delivery to UK 4. Consultation process
5. Concept designs 6. Developed design 7. Delivery to client 8. Installation 9. Surfacing 10. Handover & after care
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Material Pine, softwood
The hard wearing, yet economical, play units of our ‘ecorino’ range, are particularly well suited for public areas. The popular playground-classics have been re-designed to include modern day advances including statics, visual appearance and educational appeal. The low maintenance aspects of ‘ecorino’ makes this product line particularity attractive for use in public areas. Best of all, the selection of play items and accessories is so wide that the perfect playground can be designed for any individual requirement, regardless of space or location.
Non Heart Post Feet 140mm 100mm Machine Sanded
A Key Point Summary • Wood is natural and smooth. Unlike metal, it is warm to touch • Easy to climb, play on, and environmentally friendly • You’ll be buying from a reliable and sustainable source • Protected from infestations and rot • After usage, the timber is 100% recyclable • Cannot be easily damaged • Minimal risk of cracking and splintering • With its numerous sections, it’s easy to replace a single piece • Graffiti is sanded down. Aesthetically more appealing than metal • High-quality joinery is a key characteristic of all eibe play equipment
Our many years’ experience in building play equipment is evident from the quality of the joinery and the detailed, sophisticated design, as well as the realisation by state-of-the-art woodwork machinery.
Available in the following Brands
140mmMachine Round Posts
140mmMachine Round Posts
100mmMachine Square Posts
100mmMachine Square Posts
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Available in the following Brands Material Robina, hardwood Heart Wood Soft Grain Natural Touch Stainless Steel Bespoke
The wood is extremely hard, being one of the hardest woods available. It is very resistant to rot, and durable, making it prized for play, furniture, flooring, panelling, fence posts, and small water craft. robinia is one of the most rot-resistant local trees, Flavonoids in the heartwood allow the wood to last over 100 years in soil. As a young man, Abraham Lincoln spent much of his time splitting rails and fence posts from black locust logs.
A Key Point Summary • Wood is natural and smooth. Unlike metal, it is warm to touch
• Easy to climb, play on, and environmentally friendly • You’ll be buying from a reliable and sustainable source • Protected from infestations and rot • Use of natural oil glases to protect wood and are saliva and sweat resistant • After usage, the timber is 100% recyclable • Cannot be easily damaged • Minimal risk of cracking and splintering • Very high strength and durability, a natural life span of up to 50 years • Graffiti is sanded down. Aesthetically more appealing than metal • 20 year guarantee on hard wood timbers.
80mm ~ 200mm Hand Carved Posts
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Wetpour Safer Surface Use of this safety surfacing through the majority of the newly proposed play area will allow for a significant decrease in the maintenance burden which is likely on the current site. Edges with Pre- Cast Concrete edging and set upon a compacted MOT Type 1 base this surfacing will provide a low maintenance, highly durable safety surface solution for the high volume of footfall the site is likely to see.
Rubber Bonded A unique process that starts with recycling solid rubber that otherwise would go to landfill; consistent control of this process provides us with a carefully blended flat shred, which is then coloured with our unique encapsulation process that not only gives us a natural looking surface, but one that is soft and flexible, long lasting and bonds perfectly.
Grass Matting The Rubber Grass Mat is our most versatile product with a multitude of uses in commercial environments. Rubber Grass Mats are designed to protect the ground and grass from becoming churned up and muddy; the ring-hole form allows grass to grow back through the mat, preserving the green and fresh look of your lawn! They are extremely easy to install using our pegs and cable ties; just fix into the ground using the pegs and attach each mat using the cable ties. Loose Fill As with most Playbarks and Play Woodchips available, they are manufactured from natural, organic bark and wood type materials. Sand is one of the most popular choices of saftey surfacing. Not only is a cost-effective solution for large play areas, it provides a fantastic sensory experience for the children. It engages the senses and allows for fine-tuning physical movements which aid child development.
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Manor Farm Indoor Barn After a successful Tender bid in 2019, eibe was tasked with creating a new bespoke indoor play experience for the already famous Manor Farm in Hampshire. The goal to add fun and excitement for guests during the winter months while expanding on the existing play provision. The barn features a milking parlor, farmhouse and animal themed soft play area with a themed cow slide. A new indoor play area was installed, and a fully accessible outdoor play area outside featuring swings, a seesaw, and a roundabout for all abilities. https://www.flickr.com/photos/eibeplay/albums/72157718248194428 Broadbridge Heath Situated in the heart of West Sussex, Broadbridge Heath is a picturesque village located near the busy commuter hub of Horsham. eibe play was fortunate to work alongside the parish council on a playground refurbishment in 2019 on a local playing field called “the ducky.” This play area has been designed for children from 2 to 12 years old, and features play items made from our steel and wooden ranges, such as the junior and toddler climbing frames and animal themed spring rockers. Paternoster School Paternoster School is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, the ancient Roman town of Cirencester. The play area has made a huge difference to the life of the school and the children that have delighted in playing in it since its completion in Summer 2020. It features inclusive play equipment such as a nest swing, wide slide, tunnels, and chimes. We also installed a wheelchair swing and roundabout to ensure that all the pupils can enjoy this fantastic new facility. https://www.flickr.com/photos/eibeplay/albums/72157718245309276
Queen’s Drive - East Devon Queen’s Drive Space is a brand new Jurassic themed seafront attraction that comes courtesy of East Devon District Council, Taste of theWest and the Oddfellows Bar. Having radically transformed the beach front around the popular coastal town, the council were delighted to see the project finally come to fruition, officially opening the dynamic dinosaur park on May 26th 2018 in time for a hectic summer. “Just want to thank you all again for delivering this magnificent play area. I went there yesterday morning and there were approximately 150 parents and children loving the facility with many queuing to use the equipment. Most of the children using the slide were going down head first! Great to witness and see the fruits of your labour. Please pass on our thanks to Ryan and the installation team. I hope we can work together again soon.” https://www.flickr.com/photos/eibeplay/albums/72157667529287537
DESIGN STAGE HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK REDUCTION
PROJECT NO: 60129487 DESIGN DISCIPLINE: DESIGNER
PROJECT: Corby Boating Lake
Area of risk
Action taken at Design Stage A 1.2m fence must be installed around the perimeter of the play area, fences should open inwards, fence should not obstruct vision Units will conform to BSEN 1176 all medium and high risks to be eliminated before use, adequate surface depth to be installed and inspected. Unit is spaced well enough away from surrounding equipment or hard standing so space at the exit points is increased, star floor design provides a visual clue to risk Only required handles and bars to EN1176 have been used. Tried and tested format which provide low risk Units designed to not encourage climbing in these areas
Residual issues and suggested control options Even though a fence will be installed the area is still close to high risk environment, suggest signs and monitor Sill possible to gain injury from falling onto safer surface, minor sprains, fractures are possible, monitor use Still a possibility of children clashing on slide or at base of slide run out. parents and staff to monitor use.
Access to Play Area
Play area situated in high risk area, close to beach environment one side and car parking facilities the other Potential falling injury from climbing larger units
Child accident danger or losing sight of child
Falling from units
Fall from height, child
Slide exit points
All force movement provides potential hazard and slide will be a key factor
Runout clashing, child parent, pram, wheelchair
Various standard elements are used to aid the user throughout the equipment, could possibly run into these causing minor injury Potential hazard to gain access to ship masts, dinosaur head, top of play house
Glancing blows, striking head and face, child, parent misuse
Always a possibility of glancing blows, this is an accepted risk within EN1176
Fall from height, child
Monitor misuse, report dangerous activities
CDM REGULATIONS 2015 - GUIDANCE NOTES FOR DESIGNERS: POPULATION AT RISK: Consider: Works Contractors, the Public, Visitors to Site, the Facility Operator, Personnel maintaining the facility HAZARD IDENTIFICATION: Construction Stage: Designers need only identify the significant hazards – i.e. those that are unusual, difficult to manage effectively or not likely to be obvious to a competent contractor. Operation and Maintenance of completed facility: Consideration and appreciation of the facility’s use as a workplace in compliance with all regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. As regards maintenance the designer shall consider (as a minimum) internal and external maintenance of glazing, decoration, services access and the external façade. RISK REDUCTION: Follow the ERIC principle: E liminate , R educe , I nform , C ontrol
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3D Design Visual Layout
3D concept designs, rich in visual information, colours, and textures, are essential to convey what the play area will look like once installed. Trees, paths, and site specific details are used to actively portray the area making sure the viewer feels they are looking at their upgraded play area.
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New Path 8 lm
AutoCAD Scaled Technical Layout Created in AutoCAD 2021, PDF and DWG files will be made available in hard and soft copy. A1, A2 and A3 sizes will be provided for ease of viewing and printing. All surface areas can be scaled and safety zones can be checked for conformity. All units have a visible free space which is not visible from the 3D visuals.
40mm 8 m 2
40mm 8 m 2
New Path 3.5 lm
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Construction Detailed Drawings
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Bespoke or modified items are drawn up using Inventor constrction program, this identifies and failures so that the final model can be agreed on before manufacture. Plan views and elevations can be created within a scaled environment.
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Manor Farm Barn
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eibe will offer the following guarantees on our playground and associated safety surfacing and installation:
Please note that the Guarantee period will commence following completion and contract sign-off. For guarantees to remain in effect for their duration the Customer has a responsibility to adopt a suitable maintenance regime for all aspects of the play environment (please see eibe’s recommended maintenance below). All inspection and maintenance undertaken by the Customer, or by others on the Customer’s behalf must be recorded, detailed and documented. Maintenance records will be requested when a claim against eibe’s guarantees are made. Where inspection and maintenance records cannot be produced then eibe will not be responsible for honouring the guarantees offered. On the basis that recorded inspection and maintenance documentation can be produced then eibe will uphold the guarantees offered. Misuse of any aspects of equipment or the play environment, acts of vandalism/anti-social behaviour, or general wear and tear through frequent use is not covered by the guarantees. Spare parts are made available for the life of all eibe equipment, whether the requirement is to replace a single element or an entire unit. With respect to the lead times associated with spare parts, these are as follows: 24/48hrs – For standard screws and fixings etc. 1 Week – For elements such as swing seats, connection elements, ropes etc. 3 Weeks – For structural posts, slides etc. Availability of Spare Parts Guarantees of Spare Parts Terms of Guarentee
eibe Playground Equipment:
Guarantee Cover Time
35 Years 15 Years.
Steel Structural Elements Guarantee for decomposition and fungal decay for all robinia timber, all oil glued laminated larch, all pressure
Steel Structural Elements
Guarantee for non- corrosion of stainless steel, galvanised, and powder coated construction elements.
impregnated softwood timber, and oiled glued laminated eucalyptus
Guarantee for breaking and malfunction caused by construction, workmanship and material selection Guarantee for malfunction and breaking for moving parts, bearings, springs and nets (Wear and Tear).
Playground Safety Surfacing:
5 Years 5 Years
For all EPDMWetpour safety surfacing, Rubber Grass Matting and Rubber Bonded Mulch
For all Play Bark and Wood Chip, Play Grade Sand
Covering all workmanship elements including concrete foundations, and hard and soft landscaping i.e. planting, mounding etc.
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Installation Play Equipment Instructions
“Did you know our foundations are 400mm “deep?
All eibe equipment comes with it’s own unique set of installation instructions these not only guide the installers to make sure the equipment is installed exactly as it was to get it’s TUV certificate but also to number and label every part of the unit for easy effective installation. This means ordering spare parts is a quick and effective even if the product is modified over time. The installation instructions always remain unique to you.
Summary: A full set of installation instructions wll be provided for this project. Includes full installation procedure All parts have unique code identifier Various foundation and fixing methods provided Scope of delivery Maintenance guide Details on warranty and parts guarantees Guidance on wood protection Elevation and plan views Proof of maintenance sheet The Team: We use our own installation teams for all our groundwork’s playground installations, this means we can keep tight control over standards and quality issues. Regular training is provided from changes to the HSE to important updated from the British Standards. It is key for us to provide and up to date installation method leaving a clean bill of health from the independent inspection. Independent inspection: All our playgrounds get inspected by qualified, independent play inspectors.
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Foundation plan showing in-situ concrete footings made from C20/25 concrete. (Leave foundations to harden for at least 14 days before mounting the equipment.)
Impact-attenuating surface according to EN 1176: for outdoor playground equipment only!
Scope of delivery • Ground work • Assembly • Maintenance Article pass / Guarantee certificate
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1x G 51 307 3 -SF 1x G 51 509 3 -SF 10b K 50 408 0 - 74° G 51 509 3 1x G 51 510 3 -SF 10c K 50 408 0 - 74° G 51 510 3 1x G 51 513 0 G 51 513 0 1x G 51 513 3 -SF 14b K 50 401 0 - 90° G 51 513 3 1x G 51 516 0 G 51 516 0 1x G 51 518 0 G 51 518 0 3x G 51 360 0 K 50 408 0 - 74° G 51 307 3
K 48 002 0 - PA6 S 01 155 6 - 5,0 x 70
K 53 021 0
S 30 103 1 - DIN603 - M12 x 200 K 50 161 0 - M12 S 08 056 0 - M12 x 60
G 51 516 0
G 51 513 0
S 08 056 0 - M12 x 60
G 51 518 0
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K 50 054 0
Attention: Guarantee Keep these documents in a safe place. Please indicate the workshop order number (RM-Nummer) in all inquiries and complaints. RM-Nummer: jedoch farbig but painted package circular 2x K 59 001 0
S 30 092 1 - M12 x 90 - DIN603
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Please allow for a distance to other objects of at least 1.5 m all around the equipment (EN 1176). This area must be absolutely free of hard or sharp-edged or protruding parts a child could fall onto.
eibe Play Ltd has a wide range of accreditation and certification covering everything frommaterial and sourcing aspects of its work such as FSC certification, through to Play Industry recognition and affiliation with the API (Association of Play Industries). All aspects of eibe’s business and works are duly tested, verified and certified to ensure quality throughout the business, and providing its customers with the peace of mind that they are engaging into contracts with a reputable, professional and high profile Play Company. Please see below some examples of these. If you would like to receive electronic copies of any certificates they are readily available upon request. Industry Recognised Certification: Accreditations and Certification Quality & Process
C E R T I F I C A T E O F M E M B E R S H I P
This is to certify that
eibe Play Ltd
Has been accepted as a member of the Association of Play Industries
Deborah Holt, Membership Manager
Test Test Test Test
The Association of Play Industries (API), c/o FSPA, First Floor, Unit 64, 6th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LG
Eibe Play Ltd has demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria and UK H&S Legislation and has been awarded accreditation to the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015
The Certification Body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH certifies that
The Certification Body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH certifies that
eibe play ltd. Forsyth Home Farm, A3 Bypass Road Godalming Surrey GU8 6AD United Kingdom
has established and applies an Environmental Management System for
has established and applies a Quality Management System for
Development, production and distribution of playground equipment, leisure facilities and active play equipment.
Distribution of playground equipment, l eisure facilities and active play equipment .
An audit was performed, Order No. 70014909 . Proof has been furnished that the requirements according to ISO 14001:2015 are fulfilled. The certificate is valid from 2020-04-21 until 2023-04-14 . Previous certificate valid until 2020-04-14. Certificate Registration No.: 12 104 15757 TMS .
An audit was performed, Order No. 70014909 . Proof has been furnished that the requirements according to ISO 9001:2015 are fulfilled. The certificate is valid in conjunction with the main certificate from 2020-04-21 until 2023-04-14 . Certificate Registration No.: 12 100 15757/03 TMS .