Industry Standards

Safety first!

At Henderson, we don't compromise on the safety of your children or the quality of our products.

Our products are designed to meet or exceed the current CAN/CSA Z614, ASTM F1487 and CPSC standards. We are an active participant on the committees responsible for both the CAN/CSA Z614 and ASTM F1487 standards. And as an measure of our commitment to safety and quality, Henderson participates in IPEMA third-party product certification.

Every child has the right to meaningful play. That's why our playground consultants and designers are experts in the design of accessible playgrounds, in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Henderson is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company and a Canadian Welding Bureau certified facility, ensuring the consistency of our high-quality manufacturing.

To receive a copy of our certifications or to find out more, please contact your Henderson playground consultant or our customer service department at 1-800-265-5462.

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)

Henderson is a member in good standing of IPEMA. IPEMA is a non-profit, membership, trade organization. In the interest of public safety, IPEMA provides third-party product certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and U.S. public play surfacing materials. The services provide for the validation of a participant’s certification of conformance to one of the standards referenced below. Both programs are administered by TÜV SÜD America. 

  • ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public use, excluding sections 7.1.1, 10 and 12.6.1
  • CAN/CSA-Z614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, excluding clauses 9.8, 10, and 11
  • ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment
  • ASTM F2075, Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment

The use of the corresponding logo in Henderson Recreation Equipment Limited's catalogue signifies that Henderson Recreation Equipment Limited has received written validation from TÜV SÜD America that the product associated with the use of the logo conforms to the requirements of the indicated standard. Check the IPEMA website to confirm product validation.

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. Henderson designs and manufactures play equipment to be compliant with the release of CAN/CSA-Z614, Children's Playspaces and Equipment, that is current at the time of manufacture. Henderson is a full member of the Technical Committee that is responsible for the development of the Children's Playspaces and Equipment standard.

Canadian Standards Association

ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Henderson designs and manufactures play equipment to be compliant with ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use. Henderson is a member of the Technical Subcommittee, F15.29, that is responsible for the development of the Playground Equipment for Public Use standard.

ASTM International

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency created to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC has published document number 325, Public Playground Safety Handbook, which presents playground equipment safety information in the form of guidelines. The handbook is a very useful guide for owners and operators of public play environments.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
Public Playground Safety Handbook

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Encompassed within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the United States Access Board has published Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas. Your Henderson sales representative can assist you in determining and implementing proper accessibility requirements for your play area.

United States Access Board
Accessible Play Areas: A Summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas

ISO 9001:2008 Registered

The ISO 9000 series of standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization and are recognized worldwide. Companies registered to one or more of these standards have had their quality system certified by an external agency to ensure that their management systems comply with the requirements of the Standard. Henderson Recreation Equipment Ltd. is 9001:2008 Registered.

International Organization for Standardization

Canadian Welding Bureau Certified

Henderson is a Canadian Welding Bureau certified facility. We are division 2 certified to both the CSA W47.1 (Steel) and CSA W47.2 (Aluminum) standards. This certification ensures that the company's welding procedures covering all joints, processes and positions used in fabrication/erection are current and approved by the CWB, and that weld quality and workmanship are up to the levels specified by the design or product standard. Each CWB certified company is required to employ an adequate number of Welding Supervisors, with welding related experience, to control welding operations.

Canadian Welding Bureau