Standards and regulations

Leading in safety

Our climbing walls are designed in strict compliance with current safety standards. We have taken part in standardization work for artificial climbing structures with AFNOR and the CEN for a large number of years, work which we carry out as an expert in the field of manufacturing ACS.

By entrusting us with the inspection and maintenance of your ACS through a contract, you are guaranteed extensive standards intelligence.

For more information on regulations, decrees, standards and legal texts, please visit the dedicated page on Escapade’s website, our subsidiary, or contact us.

You will find details on the standards on ACS and climbing holds below.

EN 12572-1May 2007: Artificial Climbing Structures Part 1: Safety requirements and test methods for ACS with protection points.

EN 12572-2 – February 2009: Artificial Climbing Structures Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for bouldering walls

EN 12572-3 – February 2009: Artificial Climbing Structures Part 3: Safety requirements and test methods for climbing holds.

NF S 52-400 – April 2005: Equipements de jeux – Points de fixation des matériels sportifs à leurs supports. Exigences fonctionnelles et de sécurité, méthodes d’essai. 

NF P 90-311 – September 2009: Matériels de réception pour structures artificielles d’escalade de type pan ou bloc – Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d’essai. 

NF p 90-312 – May 2007: Matériels de réception pour structures artificielles d’escalade (SAE) avec points d’assurage.

NF S 72-701 – April 2008: Mise à disposition d’équipements de protection individuelle pour activités physiques, sportives, éducatives et de loisirs désiés à la pratique de l’escalade, l’alpinisme, la spéléologie et activités utilisant les mêmes techniques et équipements. Modalités de contrôle et de suivi.

EN 1176 – October 2008: Playground equipment and surfacing – Part 1: Safety requirements and general test methods.

EN 1177 – October 2008: Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Determination of critical fall height.

These standards are all available online in the AFNOR store.

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