Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surfacing Companies: "The Minimum Test"

I know it is sometimes tough to locate a qualified safety surfacing provider.
When selecting a full service playground environment provider, be sure that they meet
“The Minimum Test”:

  1. Company Length of Service 15-20 years
  2. IPEMA Certified (Int. Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association)
  3. Factory Direct Installation
  4. ASTM 1292-04 (Impact Attenuation)
  5. ASTM F-1951 (Wheel Chair Accessibility)
  6. GSA Approved (General Services Administration)
  7. ASTM E-108 (Fire: Pass a Class A)
  8. Combined Staff Experience of 82 years
  9. Computerized Inventory & State of the Art Field Equipment
  10. Certified Playground Equipment / Surfacing Inspectors on Staff (CPSI)
  11. Leading Website: http://www.letsplayrecreation.com/
  12. Broad Product Choices
  13. References: Min. 50
  14. State Licensed for General & Specialty Product Flooring
  15. General Liability, Workers’ Comp & Auto Insurance of Min. $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 in Coverage
  16. Bonding of at Least $750,000
  17. Extensive Literature & Specifications to minimize the approval process
  18. 5-Year Warranty
  19. Dun & Bradstreet Scoring
  20. Active Industry / Community Involvement
  21. Head Start Body Start Physical Activity Consultant on Staff

    And should they not meet at least 19 (90%) out of 21, it has been my experience over the last 22 years of being the leading full service playground environment provider that you should keep looking for a provider!

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