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AS 2316.1.2:2021


Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses, Part 1.2: Safety requirements and test methods for bouldering structures

Specifies the minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation, supervision levels, maintenance and testing of artificial bouldering structures and associated components.
Published: 30/06/2021
Pages: 30
Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.1.1 General
1.1.2 Inclusions
1.1.3 Exclusions
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
2 Design, construction and equipment requirements
2.1 Structural and other requirements
2.2 Determination of the strength and stability of an artificial bouldering structure
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Design and frequency of inspection
2.2.3 Determination of strength General Loadings Combination of loads
2.2.4 Determination of stability
2.3 Surface integrity of the artificial bouldering structure
2.4 Assembly and installation
2.5 Proof testing
2.6 Surface finishes and entrapment hazards
2.7 Floor or ground surfacing and impact attenuation
2.7.1 General requirements Continuity of the impact attenuation system Tripping hazards Limb entrapment Abrasion and projection hazards Inhalation hazard Performance information
2.7.2 Specific requirements for impact attenuation
2.7.3 Test conditions Onsite or laboratory testing Recurring testing
2.8 Impact areas
2.8.1 General
2.8.2 Impact area dimension — Ground
2.9 Documentation
2.10 Instruction manual
3 Inspection and maintenance
3.1 Testing and inspection
3.1.1 Commissioning
3.1.2 Routine visual inspection
3.1.3 Comprehensive annual inspection
3.2 Maintenance, repair, replacement and alteration
4 Management and operational procedures
4.1 General
4.2 Supervision
4.3 Rules
4.4 First time user induction
4.5 Spectators
4.6 First aid
4.7 Down climbing jugs
Appendix A
A.1 General
A.2 Test samples
A.3 Procedure
A.4 Test results
Appendix B
B.1 Procedure for all proof testing of hold fixing attachments
B.2 Test of hold fixing attachment method
B.2.1 Force application
B.2.2 Components to be tested
B.2.3 Test report
B.3 Test of hold insert resistance
B.3.1 Force application
B.3.2 Components to be tested
B.3.3 Test report
Appendix C
C.1 General
C.2 Impact strength test
C.2.1 Test apparatus
C.2.2 Sampling
C.2.3 Procedure
C.2.4 Test results
Appendix D
D.1 Scope
D.2 Principle
D.3 Apparatus
D.3.1 Fall test headform
D.3.2 Accelerometer
D.3.3 Impact measurement equipment
D.4 Test procedure
D.4.1 Selecting the test position
D.4.1.1 Pre-installation testing
D.4.1.2 Onsite testing
D.4.2 Specific test procedures
D.5 Calculation of results
D.5.1 Gmax
D.5.2 t2 – t1
D.5.3 HIC
D.6 Test report
Appendix E
E.1 General
E.2 Preliminary checks
E.3 Safe landing
E.3.1 Planned landing
E.3.2 Accidental falls
Cited references in this standard
Structural design requirements for utility services poles
AS/NZS 1720
Timber structures (series)
AS/NZS 1664
Aluminium structures (series)
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
AS/NZS 1170
Structural design actions (series)
Content history
DR AS 2316.1.2:2020
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