Playgrounds and children's right to play

Afamour reaffirms its commitment to excellence and innovation, taking a step forward in favor of inclusion as a criterion to be required in all gaming facilities. The objective is to achieve the integration of children of all ages and functional diversities, through accessible designs that respond to principles of universality and facilitate the development of sensory skills, Physical, cognitive and social.

How playgrounds guarantee the right to play

Playgrounds meet an essential objective for society: guarantee the right to play from a very early age. A universal right recognized in the Declaration of the Child (1959), that will only be guaranteed when it is planned thinking about the integration and inclusion of all of them, without the demographic background, cultural and developmental capacities mark limits to play and relationship in public space.

Promote the presence of playgrounds, as we defend from Afamour, is synonymous with creating real opportunities for children to develop sensory skills, Physical, cognitive and social.

Play is one of the most important free activities for children's development. The game itself contributes to the integral development of the individual from a very early age and this implies, intellectual enrichment, the stimulation of fantasy and creativity. For something in the game, in a very natural way, it is easy for new situations to appear that must be solved.

For all the above, the spaces have to be projected as cozy places, where children and their companions feel comfortable to enjoy the weather and other environmental and landscape stimuli, above all, in the case of playgrounds.

The design of playgrounds

The good design of a playground must meet different criteria of regulations and style, while intelligently solving multiple forms of gameplay, serving a wide age group, whose challenges must be diverse for the entire stage of maturation development. And yet, it will still be necessary to fulfill what has been a historical claim of an important part of the citizenry: ensure inclusion in parks.

Afamour Partners, thanks to its extensive experience and the quality assurance of the sector, consideran que la accesibilidad ha de plantearse en el mismo momento en el que se empieza a crear el proyecto de una zona de ocio. To do this, the essential elements to contemplate within the play area and the furniture are the following:

  • Sufficient dimensions to access the games with companions
  • Elimination of unevenness and accessibility of the terrain
  • Rubber floors
  • Incorporation of protection elements
  • Manipulation games with sensory experiences
  • Braille language integration
  • Games specific to different functional diversities
  • Fences with maximum height
  • Walking and recreation areas with different colors and textures
  • Spaces of relationship and coexistence for parents and companions
  • Informative signs

The presence of these elements in playgrounds, along with proper maintenance, will allow to guide and create spaces focused on the user and their needs and concerns for leisure and learning, without discrimination or social isolation.

Safety and use of sustainable materials

From Afamour we are clear that a playground is a safe area and it is our responsibility to provide an overall look that takes into account the product, at the same time as the space it occupies, its surroundings and the context in which it is located. In this sense, the Security is not a design-independent criterion, as well as the game or the installation and its subsequent maintenance.

With this objective, our partner companies are innovation-oriented and dedicate efforts to use of new technologies and the use of new materials, so that the design of all spaces for children's play is compatible with the regulations more demanding.

In addition, in Afamour we are committed to sustainability and respect for the environment. That's why, all our partners use sustainable materials in the design, manufacture and installation of playground. These 'eco-friendly' products have the following environmental benefits:

  • Reduce the carbon footprint
  • They don't pollute
  • Save energy
  • Biodegradable
  • Recyclable or made from recycled materials
  • Libes of toxic components

Other benefits of playgrounds

To the development of psychomotor and cognitive skills in the little ones, playgrounds add up other benefits such as the development of social and coexistence skills, as well as all aspects related to the affective dimension, that helps to compensate for children's stress and prevent situations of isolation, depression, anxiety and other pathologies that activate alerts at the level of mental and psychological health of children. Children playing, are training their cardiac and respiratory system, increasing their flexibility and enhancing the coordination of the different senses, while enhancing their communication and relationship skills and their integration into the community. Group play needs interaction, of negotiation and challenge and for this the group of equals is essential, much more when the experience is in the public space.

All these qualities are values intrinsic to parks, enabling Afamour partners to bring increasingly innovative design models and installations, functional and socially and environmentally friendly. The health of children is an indicator of the health of society at the present and future level and preserving the game is a responsibility of all: Manufacturers, institutions and families.

El derecho al juego es un derecho esencial y universal.

AFAMOUR partners showcase their most innovative products at TECMA Fair

14 Jun 2022 present, Afamour

The International Fair of Urbanism and Environment will have the participation of 13 companies of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds that share their novelties in the creation of playgrounds, training areas and street furniture

The appointment, which is celebrated of the 14 to the 16 June at IFEMA Madrid, coincides with the fifth edition of the Forum of the Cities of Madrid, where the president of AFAMOUR will intervene to underline the importance of rethinking the city from the perspective of children and advancing in criteria of circularity, proximity and sustainability

The Spanish Association of manufacturers of street furniture and playgrounds (AFAMOUR) will be present at the International Fair of Urbanism and Environment (TECMA), which is celebrated of the 14 to the 16 June at the IFEMA Madrid fairgrounds. In this quote, Afamour will announce the news of its associates, focused on more innovative and efficient products, a través de diferentes espacios de exposición pública.

A total of 12 companies linked to AFAMOUR such as Industrias Agapito, Aes XXI, Urban Environment, Kompan, Myparque, Mobipark, Isaba, Huck, Sap, Paidiki, Avant and Sanpe Ingenieria will show in a showroom the commitment to an urban future that faces environmental challenges with elements designed to reduce the carbon footprint, that promotes the development and learning of children, and that improves people's well-being. Three commitments aligned with the spirit of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Street Furniture and Playgrounds, that ensures to maintain product quality standards in the sector.

In addition, the company Benito Novatilu, AFAMOUR partner, will exhibit its products at TECMA, a few meters from the showroom of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds, and in an area close to the stands of the Forum of Cities.

The International Fair of Urbanism and Environment, which is constituted as a space to exchange good practices, knowledge and real experiences in the day to day of those responsible for cities, brings together a total of 111 direct exhibitors, 96 companies represented, 55 countries of visitors and 27 exhibitor countries.

The President of AFAMOUR, present at the Miren Jiménez Cities Forum, president of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds, will participate in the V edition of the Forum of the Cities of Madrid "Natural territories", diverse and habitable".

The president of AFAMOUR will share dialogue, Thursday 16 of June from the 10.30 hours, with institutional managers and experts in urbanism in a space entitled "The diverse city that cares, integrates and welcomes visions from childhood, ageing, gender urbanism and social policies".

In this talk, Miren Jiménez will make visible the experience of AFAMOUR and its partners in outstanding areas such as the playability of cities, the correct design of children's games and sustainability.

In addition, the president of AFAMOUR will focus on the importance of rethinking the city from the perspective of children to advance in criteria of circularity, proximity and participation. And in that model, the role of green areas along with that of playgrounds and street furniture, is fundamental in the challenge of recovering children's life abroad in urban space, as an indicator of socialization and inclusion. It will also explain how children's play in public space favors a healthy growth of children and will underline the need to reduce the carbon footprint through different actions. A goal, that of reduction, which the European institutions have set in the 55% for 2030 on the continent.

The president of AFAMOUR will be one of the most 200 speakers participating in the Cities Forum, that has sessions, the presence of 60 cities and more than 1.500 present.

About Afamour

The Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds is made up of 27 partner companies, that concentrate the 80% of the turnover of the sector in Spain.

Yearly, AFAMOUR promotes through its associated companies more than 1.000 inclusive play areas. In the whole of Spain, there are more than 6.000 municipalities where the association has made facilities and has facilitated games and physical activity to more than 5 millions of children.

AFAMOUR fue fundada en Madrid en noviembre de 2001 by a group of businessmen with the need to create an Association for the coordination, representation, management, promotion and defence of the common and general interests of this group.

AFAMOUR will address in the Forum of Cities the design of children's games and urban sustainability

Look at Jimenez, president of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds, will participate in the fifth edition of this meeting in the Spanish capital, which coincides with the TECMA Fair and is held in the 14 to the 16 June at the IFEMA venue in Madrid

The president of AFAMOUR will share dialogue, Thursday 16 June, with institutional managers and experts in Urban Planning, in a session entitled "The diverse city that cares, integrates and welcomes visions from childhood, ageing, gender urbanism and social policies"

1 June, June, 2022.- The president of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds (AFAMOUR), Look at Jimenez, will be present at the V edition of the Forum of the Cities of Madrid "Natural territories, diverse and habitable", What is celebrated of the 14 to the 16 June at the IFEMA fairgrounds So what coincides with the TECMA Fair and other events in the field of urban planning.

At the Cities Forum, Miren Jiménez will share dialogue, Thursday 16 of June from the 10.30 hours, with institutional managers and experts in urban planning in a space entitled "The diverse city that cares, integrates and welcomes visions from childhood, ageing, gender urbanism and social policies". In this talk, Jiménez will make visible the experience of AFAMOUR and its partners in prominent areas such as the gameplay of cities, the correct design of children's games and accessibility to these spaces.

In addition, the president of AFAMOUR will focus on the importance of using recyclable products for the development of urban furniture, playgrounds and training areas. It will also explain how children's games intervene in children's growth and underline the need to reduce the carbon footprint through different actions; a goal, that of reduction, which the European institutions have set in the 55% for 2030 on the continent.

In this dialogue of the Forum of cities, in which Miren Jiménez will intervene, they will also take the floor Lucia Losoviz, Director General of Children's and Adolescents' Rights of the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030; Carmen Navarro, director of the report "Policies and social services in the municipalities of Madrid"; Jorge Alberto Campos, mayor of Paracuellos de Jarama; Ines Novella, professor of the Department of Urbanism of the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia; Cristina Martinez Aransay, urban architecture expert in social innovation and participatory intervention in the territory with a gender perspective, and Leticia Gonzalez, Councillor for Social Policies of Oviedo City Council.

More than 260 speakers at the V Forum of the Cities of Madrid

The V edition of the Forum of the Cities of Madrid, organized by IFEMA Madrid, will have the interventions of more than 260 Speakers. The program presents a total of 50 round tables included in 24 thematic sessions and four axes of debate: "Urban planning", "Renaturalization", "Cities to inhabit" and "Circular economy". In addition, the financing of urban projects, people's quality of life and the exchange of good practices are other major lines that will be present, cross-cuttingly, throughout the program.

As for the origin of the participants, the V Forum of the Cities of Madrid will bring together representatives of more than 70 Spanish cities, Portuguese and Ibero-American, as well as experts in different areas of city management.

Este encuentro forma parte del Sustainable Environmental Solutions Forum (FSMS) que conecta en visiones y temáticas con los productos y servicios de los expositores de la edición de la International Fair of Urbanism and the Environment, TECMA, and the International Fair of Recovery and Recycling, SRR.

AFAMOUR, present at the TECMA Fair in Madrid with a showroom

26 May 2022 present, Afamour

The Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds will share its novelties and innovation in the sector during the second edition of the International Fair of Urbanism and Environment, which is celebrated in the capital of Spain of the 14 to the 16 June

The president of Afamour participates in the Cities Forum, that takes place in this appointment and that is entitled "The diverse city that cares, integrates and welcomes visions from childhood, ageing, gender urbanism and social policies"

AFAMOUR, the Spanish Association of manufacturers of street furniture and playgrounds, will participate in the second edition of the TECMA Fair to publicize its novelties and its latest advances in innovation in this sector. The appointment, which takes place from the 14 to the 16 June, is held at IFEMA Madrid.

A total of 12 companies from the urban furniture and playgrounds sector will give life to the AFAMOUR showroom in the second edition of the International Fair of Urbanism and Environment. In this space, the partners and professionals of these companies will share the most innovative and efficient products for the creation of playgrounds and training areas. All this, with the aim of being an active part of the transformation of cities that aspire to be more sustainable, Healthy, Accessible, inclusive and participatory.

Companies linked to AFAMOUR as Ases XXI, Avant Serveis, Benito-Novatilu, Urban environment, Huck, Agapito Industries, Isaba, Kompan, Mobipark, Myparque, Paidiki, Savia and Sanpe Ingeniería will show through their products the commitment to an urban future that faces environmental challenges with elements designed to reduce the carbon footprint, promote children's development and learning and improve people's well-being. Three commitments aligned with the spirit of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Street Furniture and Playgrounds, that ensures to maintain product quality standards in the sector.

The strategies in product development and innovation actions promoted by the national companies that will be present in this showroom of the TECMA Fair place AFAMOUR at the forefront in the development of the sector. The management of leisure and health spaces by companies entails healthy and social benefits, in addition to improving and multiplying green spaces in urban areas.

THE PRESIDENT OF AFAMOUR PARTICIPATES IN THE TECMA FAIR

The TECMA Fair will also host the Forum of the Cities of Madrid, returns to offer a transversal look at the world of urban management and the role played by actors. This space, that offers networking opportunities to cities, industry organizations and local governments, will have the participation of the president of AFAMOUR, Look at Jimenez.

The Forum, with the title "The diverse city that cares, integrates and welcomes visions from childhood, ageing, gender urbanism and social policies", will offer debates on the theme of the new urban economies and dozens of good practices will be heard, as well as social innovation projects.

THE TECMA FAIR

The second edition of the International Fair of Urbanism and Environment will be held at IFEMA Madrid 14 to the 16 of June and is aimed at professional groups who want to know in detail the novades in urban equipment and environmental solutions.

In TECMA you can find the latest developments in products in the sector, through showrooms such as AFAMOUR. It is also scheduled to organize meetings and conferences with experts in topics of the sector, a unique opportunity to strengthen relationships with current suppliers and meet new companies.

TECMA Fair Program

 

 

 

Play in childhood, fundamental element in the health of children

Playing is a necessary activity for all children, to have fun and also to boost their cognitive development, affective, as well as your physical health. By relating while playing, learn from others, acquire roles and strategies, and copy behaviors and attitudes, facing fears and helping them in their development and personal growth.

Spontaneous play, free and safe, promotes creativity by encouraging maturity. Through play, little ones begin to understand how things work, by simple observation and repetition, as well as to express themselves, since it is the medium in which they move best.

Through play, children communicate their feelings, Thoughts, or situations they are experiencing. A way to know the emotional and personal situation a child is in, is to see how he plays and how he relates to the rest of his teammates while doing it. In addition, is the most important activity to consolidate their social relations, as well as their intellectual capacity.

In this way, the game is focused as an integrative and global activity in which the functioning of the whole body is involved, it also acquires a very significant role, because the strategies it promotes help to improve learning processes.

The game provides skills that allow them to explore new realities, be in alert states, develop sensitivity to perceptions, problem-solving skills, strengthen decision-making and reaction skills. Playful proposals in the school environment stimulate and support a wide variety of cognitive skills, Social, communicative and even maturing.

The game must pose both physical and intellectual challenges to provoke in the little ones, desire to excel. A playground should encourage these actions, otherwise, the child will get bored and will stop fulfilling the function for which he was created.

Playing is essential for children's health, that's why, so from Afamour, we advocate for promoting playground infrastructures adapted to the needs of all users and their companions, providing them with all the security, accessibility and comfort, both in the design, as in the furniture, so that they can play with absolute freedom.

Children's playgrounds, places to create memories and life.

AFAMOUR and AEP sign a collaboration agreement

The past 17 in March, the framework agreement between the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds was initialled (AFAMOUR) and the Spanish Association of Landscapers (AEP)

Look at Jimenez, president of AFAMOUR, with José Luis Romeu, President of the ASP, signed an agreement that establishes a collaborative relationship that covers all those aspects in which both parties have a mutual interest; that collaboration and connection will be taken into account in the interests of the parties, as well as that each specific work or project proposed will be the subject of a specific agreement.

In addition, for all works and projects will have the collaboration of the facilities and staff of AFAMOUR and AEP that in each specific agreement is determined.

This agreement will have a minimum duration of one year, extendable to successive annual periods by consent of both parties.

From AFAMOUR we want to show our gratitude to the AEP for joining this collaboration agreement, and we are convinced that the future will smile at the projects in which both associations embark.

Accessible parks, a right and a necessity

Childhood, that period of time in which the human being begins to develop, to discover the world, to feel the present with an intensity and a pure curiosity. A moment that must be taken care of, by necessity and by right.

The little ones should be able to enjoy a healthy development, sure, full. This is how it is collected in the beginning 7 of the "Declaration of the Rights of the Child" of 1959 and in articles 23 and 31 of UNICEF's "Convention on the Rights of the Child" of 1989.

Like this, as responsible for protecting children's leisure spaces, we owe ourselves to the task of promoting a game as a service to guarantee for all children, as it fosters curiosity, provides joy, pleasure and satisfaction, stimulates the desire for self-improvement, favors the internalization of norms and patterns of social behavior, as well as encourages the development of physical functions, Psychic, affective and social.

Because from the earliest childhood, the leisure space par excellence of the little ones is the park, or the square, we have all created our first anecdotes between the walls of the class or between balls and cambs under the trees of an urban park. We must take care of these spaces where the first memories are created through a sensitive and responsible management, that drives you to play, to imagine and learn.

What is needed to be able to encourage the game in the little ones? Time, conditioned spaces, playmates and elements that promote a leisure in which there are challenges, eagerness to excel, and awaken courage, the creativity and strength of the little ones.

In this way, playgrounds must be a space of guarantee for the enjoyment of equitable leisure, with the perspective that each improvement project, or the creation of a playground, it must be born from the vindication to the right to play and enjoy urban nature in equality for children with different abilities, Like this, these must have minimum standards of:

Accessibility and security: Create a play space where all children can enter and move safely

An inclusive social perspective: A playground is a space where boys and girls enjoy play, it is essential to generate a place where positive social values such as respect for nature are promoted, friendship and companionship.

Along with this vision there must be a series of elements that every park must include in order to have the necessary accessibility for the enjoyment of anyone regardless of what their abilities are..

 

The main entrance has to be accessible, just as the roads should be formed by flat terrain (anti-slip flooring); or otherwise, an alternative accessible route must be offered. In addition, they must be well signposted and offer all the necessary information for their use and enjoyment (schedules, alternative routes, Precautions...).

Today wheelchairs and, especially children, guarantee full mobility since they adapt to different types of terrain and even have LED lights that help the activity to be carried out safely, even if it gets dark.

Like this, shared roads must have minimum dimensions that guarantee the passage of pedestrians, bicycles and wheelchairs without any user being in danger.

In this way, the seats and benches that are in the park must be ergonomic and must have a backrest and arm rests. Like this, comfort will be assured for all park users.

So important is the space and how it is accessed, as the game elements that make it up. These have to be designed for the curious and social soul of children., so that they must follow universal accessibility criteria, being dynamic, that guarantee the use by all children, as well as chromatic and texture contrasts between the different game elements must be introduced, in order to promote spatial orientation and user perception.

Playgrounds should be child-centered, but also in the people who care for them and love them, who are there at all times taking care of them, observing how they interact and form in playgrounds.

Like this, the look with which a playground should be designed should also be directed at them, with open spaces where they do not lose sight of their little loved ones, easily accessible, and also with colorful elements and games that favor dynamism in leisure, so that they can create meaningful memories, in which years later they can be reflected.

From AFAMOUR we work with the utmost affection and professionalism to all users who use playgrounds, which is why we promote a philosophy of accessibility, respect and care through our Accessibility Commission. A working group that is at your disposal.

"Someone made a circle to leave me out, I made a bigger one to INCLUDE US ALL."

AFAMOUR SUM. The union of professionals in the sector for a common benefit

28 Mar 2022 present, Afamour

In the Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture (AFAMOUR) we work to facilitate the relationship and knowledge between companies, sharing the problems of the sector and serving as a representation in the country's business forums. The same, we intend to provide advice regarding regulations in labor matters, environment and sustainable development.

To this end, from Afamour, we provide values with which the associated companies are identified and that are identifying signs of commitment, well-being and innovation.

Commitment for excellence in the sector, providing solutions and creative actions, sustainable and safe in the management and design of playgrounds.

In our essence is to be faithful to a design of children's areas that puts users at the center, as well as being an engine of directional change that promotes the positioning of companies in the sector.

Welfare, fostering through our work, values such as corporate responsibility, diversity, inclusivity and love for a stage as important for human beings as childhood.

Innovation, being flexible and proactive in the face of technological and cultural changes, favoring the introduction of new ideas in the technical field, social and economic, with the aim of improving the quality in the provision of the services we offer.

With the AFAMOUR SUMA philosophy we intend to show the honor that supposes, for our Association, to have our associates because, thanks to the different areas in which they carry out their activities, your values, professionalism and constant desire for improvement, make the projects have the maximum guarantees.

Become part of Afamour, become an associate and start adding, providing all the best that identifies you, together with the companies that form the Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture.

 

MAIN CHANGES INCLUDED IN ORDER TMA/851/2021 REGARDING ORDER VIV/561/2010 THAT AFFECT PLAYGROUNDS AND TRAINING AREAS

26 Nov 2021 present, Afamour

At AFAMOUR we care about your well-being and safety. Therefore, we are attentive to the changes that in the Regulations, affect the Playgrounds and Training Zones so that you are up to date and have a clear design, performance and execution of the playground. The main changes included in Order TMA/851/2021 with respect to Order VIV/561/2010 that may affect playgrounds and training areas are:

Chapter III: Accessible Pedestrian Itinerary:

Art.5 : Route lighting: There is no longer talk of minimum lighting but that it complies with RD1890/2008 regarding energy efficiency

Art.11: Meet section slip requirements 1 of Basic Document SU 1, Safety in use. Request certificate of the pavement or test carried out by an accredited laboratory (pendulum test s/UNE-ENV-12633:2003).

Chapter IV: Areas of Stay, of games and training

It no longer collects that:

If there are toilets / dressing rooms / showers there is at least one marked unit reserved for people with reduced mobility for each 10 units or fraction, next to accessible pedestrian itinerary.

There are devices and technologies that allow interaction and use by all people and, especially people with sensory and cognitive disabilities

Art.8 For the gaming sectors

It is no longer required that: Recreational and training elements should allow use, enjoyment, participation, interaction and skill development by all people, considering the existing age ranges.

It is now required that:

At least 1/5 elements of each children's play and exercise sector, will have universal accessibility criteria, must be, in the case of children, this element of dynamic type or that generates movement when being inside.

If there is more than one element that has universal accessibility criteria, must be of different category.

Access to each element will be guaranteed with universal accessibility criteria from an accessible pedestrian route, which shall be considered part of the element, so it will meet all accessibility requirements.

Next to the playful and sports elements that must have universal accessibility criteria a circle of 1.5m of Ø can be inscribed without coinciding with the accessible pedestrian route.

 

 

Art.14 Ramps, inclined plane to save inclinations > 6% or unevenness >20 cm

Long. in horizontal projection ≤ 9m. (Maximum time 10 m length)

Max longitudinal slope 10% in sections ≤3 m and max 8% in sections up to 9m from Long. in horizontal projection (Maximum time 10 m length)

If lateral slope greater than 55 cm need for railing and in free edge area plinth height ≥10 cm

Art.15 Stairs:

If they serve as an alternative passage to a ramp or elevator (TMA only) linked to an accessible pedestrian route must be located adjacent to or close to them.

They must be of guideline preferably straight (before it had to be straight):

Steps:

H Footprint: Min. 28 cm + riser 13≥C≤17.5 cm and relationship 54≤2C+H≤70 cm.

(Before: H Footprint: Min. 30 cm + riser C max. 16 cm)

Between two consecutive sections the Counter-Footprint will not vary more than 1 cm

Between two consecutive sections the Counter-Footprint will not vary more than 1 cm

If open space under stairs with height <2,2m protected to restrict passage and allow detection with canes of visually impaired persons

Chapter VI Street Furniture

It is no longer required that:

Ensure its detection at minimum height 15 cm measured from the ground. No outgoings of more than 10 cm, nor live songs.

They will not invade the free scope of accessible pedestrian itineraries; will preferably be installed on the outer band of the sidewalk, at a minimum distance. of 40 cm of the boundary between the curb and the roadway.

It is now required that:

Design and location will ensure that your envelope at h <2,2m lacks sharp edges and, except in the case of tables and fountains, ensure location and delimitation at maximum height of 40 cm from ground level and, no overhangs flying more than 15 cm with risk of impact at h between 0,4 m and 2,2 m

Art, 26 Banks:

Backrest height ≥45 cm with maximum angle of 105º with respect to the seat plane. (Before height ≥40 cm)

Art.27 Drinking water sources:

Faucet with lower space of 70 cm of obstacle-free height

Art.30 Elements of Protection: Railings, handrail, fences and skirting boards

Railings in case of unevenness > 55 cm or at risk of falls (TMA only): Stable, rigid and resistant: if possible agglomeration minimum horizontal load of 306 kg/m and, but, of 163 kg/m applied to 1,2 m height or at the edge, if the height is less

Handrail: Doubles at heights: 90/110 cm + 70/75 cm (Before: 95/105 cm + 65/75 cm.

Continuous throughout and prolonged 30 cm beyond ramp or ladder if no risk.

Chapter XI Signalling Requirements:

Art.41 LETTERS fountain: guy PALO SECO or other tests

Art.41 Standardized characters or pictograms

Art.41 Height between 0,9 and 1,2 m, with lower space of 70x80x50 (altxanchxfondo) with an obstacle-free approach zone. ≥1.5m Ø

Art.44 Tactile signage, vertical planes at heights between: 1,20 and 1,60 m (Before: 1,25 and 1,75 m)

Art. 46 For crosses or decision points in IPA's: Pieces of Tactile Pavement Indicator that form parallelogram of 0,8 To 1,2m side, in the intersection space of the crossing of the routing strips or in changes of direction ≥45º or, in changes direction to <45º: Miter parts

Art. 47 Interactive communication: In case of computerized communication elements with screen: must ensure visibility per person seated at height between: 0,8 and 1.2m. (Before 1 and 1.4m)

 

We hope you find these points of current regulations useful. The professionals who make up AFAMOUR, we are always up to date to offer our customers the latest developments in the sector of urban furniture manufacturers.

What are the essential criteria for designing a playground??

19 Nov 2021 present, Afamour

Play is an inherent activity of the human being through which we have learned to relate in different areas of our social life, familiar, etc. It is considered as part of the human experience and is present in all cultures.. Playing outdoors provides different benefits to children that favor their body development, mental and social.

To achieve these goals, it is necessary to establish a set of basic guidelines with which to start planning the playground, starting with the design of the outdoor area of the play space, which must include:

– Accessibility in the area, in game elements and services.

– Do not create differences between games or areas, to promote integration.

– Delimited and safe spaces, friendly and suggestive landscape.

– Elimination of unevenness by adapting the terrain to make it accessible.

– Relationship zones for parents and companions.

 

 

On the other hand, in the playground must be included:

– Game elements selected for versatility in terms of possible use.

– Care in the choice of pavement.

– Dimensions for access with a companion.

– Incorporation of protection elements.

– Manipulation games with sensory experiences.

– Informative signs and braille language integration.

Before building the park, we must study different aspects of the area where it will be located. Care must be taken to ensure that the play areas have as many hours of sunshine as possible during the winter months, and shaded areas during the summer months, taking advantage of nearby buildings that can cast shade on the park, as well as the existing vegetation in the area.

In addition, it will be necessary to know the prevailing winds, to try to avoid them in cold months and to be able to dispose of them in warm months. The situation in relation to the environment is also important, looking for the best views for the areas of stay and trying to avoid inconvenient relationships (noise, visual pollution, etc.), in the living areas and in the game elements themselves.

When choosing the game elements that we will include in the park, we will take into account the following criteria:

– Choosing fun elements that any child could play with.

– Take into account the importance of choosing elements that favor physical and social activity.

– Give all children equal opportunities (to swing, swing, play and interact)

– Getting rid of prejudices such as that a child with a disability can, You can't, or don't want to do certain things.

From Afamour we work in the work of promoting playgrounds, where all users can fully enjoy the play and entertainment spaces of the cities, and, above all, so you can learn, develop and grow by playing.

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