Industry Certifications and Standards


An ISO-Certified Playground Equipment Manufacturer
Playworld is proud to be ISO 9001 certified. The ISO 9001 certification is awarded to those companies that demonstrate commitment to and performance in manufacturing and shipping high quality products. The stringent criteria are globally recognized as the authoritative voice on quality certifications.

Playworld is also ISO 14001 certified, which guarantees that the organization meets the highest standards for environmentally-responsible manufacturing.


Cradle to Cradle Certifiedcm Silver
Playworld is the only playground manufacturer to take aggressive action to eliminate PVC and have its products Cradle to Cradle Certifiedcm Silver. Cradle to Cradle Certifiedcm is a multi-level environmental certification system that assesses a product's safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles.


LEED™ Certification
Playworld is committed to doing everything we can to help you secure LEED points for your own project, Our PVC-Free Pledge alone could help earn you one LEED point and our Cradle to Cradle certified products can help you earn LEED points. Please contact our LEED Specialist, Curtis Cleveland, at 570.522.5309 or 800.233.8404, or by email for one-on-one assistance with your project.

Above & Beyond CPSIA Compliant
Playworld is in full compliance with the material, testing and reporting requirements of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). We are not only below the lead content in paint and substrate limits of the Act, we have eliminated 99.999% of PVC and extended the restrictions on phthalates to all types, not just the six phthalates indicated in Section 108 of the Act. By restricting all phthalates to the limits of Section 108, Playworld has taken an extra step in alleviating health concerns regarding phthalates, as well as protecting the environment.

Playworld is a founding member of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), a member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing safe environments for children to play. In the interest of playground safety, IPMEA provides a third-party certification service, whereby a designated independent laboratory, TUV America, validates a participant's certification of conformance to the following standards:

ASTMI Standard F1487
Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

Guidelines on Children's Play Spaces and Equipment

ASTM F1292
Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and
Around Playground Equipment

The use of the corresponding IPEMA certification logo (shown to the left) signify that Playworld has received written validation from an independent laboratory that the products associated with the use of the logo conforms with the requirements of the indicated standard.


European Norm
The European Norm (EN) covers general safety requirements and test methods. Look for "EN1176" in our Products section of the website to see Playworld's EN-compliant products.


RoHS Compliant
Playworld products are compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), which restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in electrical and electronic products. All Playworld's electronic products are RoHS compliant.


  Singapore Standard
The Singapore Standard is based primarily on the ASTM standards and it's widely used throughout Asia.