Playground and Surface Testing
Field Testing Equipment ( Companies )
Acousto-Scan has Impact Attenuation equipment for sale to companies for field testing. The equipment has to be calibrated by a NATA Laboratory every 2 years, and the tester needs to be a competent person . ( Trained by the manufacture to perform the test using equipment that is calibrated).
You don’t need to be a NATA laboratory for field testing.
Equipment available in Australia for Impact Testing to AS4422:2016
Wireless Value PLATINUM (Bluetooth)
This is free fall head with a Bluetooth system so there is no cables to interact with the head as it falls.
Uniaxe 11 ( Guided Rail)
I no longer have available for sale , There are several companies using them and are calibrated to do testing as they are still calibrated every two years.
Companies able to Test Your Impact Surface.
These are Trained Companies that have calibrated equipment to do surface testing to AS4422:2016
List of companies that have calibrated equipment tested to AS4422:2016 by a NATA certified ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory, and have competent people who have been trained to perform the testing.
MARY Dounis The Playground Inspector Pty Ltd; www.playinspector.com.au
PIP Playground Inspection Protection www.piprotect.com.au
NTShade and rubber www.NTshade.com.au
Performance Sport and Play
Playsafe New Zealand
Acousto-Scan has trained and certified these operators to be able to perform field testing to AS4422:2016
The training course instructs the operators in Impact testing using the Wireless Value Platinum equipment in, assembly, operation, testing and reporting
AS4422 2.5 States that for ON-SITE TESTING A competent person shall undertake on-site surface impact testing
AS4422 1.4.1 A person who has, through a combination of training, education and experience, acquired knowledge and skills enabling that person to correctly perform a specified task
This is achieved by training of the equipment from the recommended manufacture who can also calibrate the equipment in Australia. (Acousto-Scan Pty Ltd)
AS4685.0 :2017 requires testing of the Impact Attenuation surfaces every three(3) years.
Therefore more people will be needed to test surfaces for Child care centres and council playgrounds around Australia.
AS44126.96.36.199 Regular testing of impact attenuating surfaces.
As a minimum, unitary surfacing shall be tested in accordance with AS/NZS 4422 at least every three years.