BS EN 14877:2013
This standard BS EN 14877:2013 Synthetic surfaces for outdoor sports areas. Specification is classified in these ICS categories:
- 97.220.10 Sports facilities
- 97.150 Non-textile floor coverings
This European Standard specifies the requirements for synthetic (polymeric) surfaces (installed in situ and prefabricated) for outdoor sports facilities. It covers synthetic surfaces for the following applications: - athletics, track and field; - tennis; - multi-sports. The European Standard has two parts. The first describes the requirements for the testing of products in the laboratory to ensure they are capable of providing the required levels of sports performance and player/surface interaction required for their intended use and that they are manufactured from materials of acceptable quality. The second section describes the requirements for installed surfaces to ensure that the sports performance and player/surface interaction properties are suitable for the intended use. When independent third party testing of synthetic sports surfaces is required to assess compliance with this standard, it is recommended the laboratory is certified to EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the relevant test methods specified in this standard. NOTE 1 Examples of types of surface and their fields of application are given in Annex A. NOTE 2 'Multi-sports' will be defined by appropriate national provisions. NOTE 3 Minimum requirements for the thickness of the synthetic sports surface are specified which means that this European Standard is not applicable to certain coatings used for sports surfaces. This European Standard is not designed to cover the performance requirements of top-level athletics facilities; these should follow the requirements of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). NOTE 4 This European Standard does not include requirements for synthetic turf surfaces; these are specified in EN 15330–1 .