BS EN 15330-4. Surfaces for sports areas. Synthetic turf and needle-punched surfaces primarily designed for outdoor use Part 4. Specification for shockpads used with synthetic turf, needle-punch and textile sports surfaces
|Standard number:||20/30420939 DC|
|Status:||Draft for Comment|
This standard 20/30420939 DC BS EN 15330-4. Surfaces for sports areas. Synthetic turf and needle-punched surfaces primarily designed for outdoor use is classified in these ICS categories:
- 97.220.10 Sports facilities
This document specifies minimum performance and durability requirements for shockpads within sports surfacing systems. It applies to any type shockpad used as an elastic component in sports surfacing system.
The document also specifies appropriate performance tolerance for production and on-site quality control procedures.
This document does not cover structural or drainage properties of shockpads. Where appropriate compliance with other European or national standards and guidelines for these aspects, should be followed.
The sports performance characteristics of a sports surfacing system are provided by the combined characteristics of the playing surface, any infill within the playing surface and the shockpad. The selection of the correct combination of each is complex and the responsibility of the sports surface system designer. It is important to take this into account when considering the performance of a shockpad. A shockpad alone is not be expected to satisfy the performance requirements of the complete sports surfacing system as specified in EN 15330‑1, EN 15330‑2, EN 14877 or EN 14904, etc.
This document only refers to the shockpad. It makes no recommendations on sub-base constructions or the different synthetic turf for needle-punch textile sports surface designs.
Annex E is used in those countries where national guidance or regulations are not available. If such guidance or regulations are available, they supersede Annex E.1