Equipment for children’s playgrounds and playrooms
Draft Order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania ‘On Amendments to the Order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania of 30 October 2015 No. V-1208 ‘On the Approval of the Lithuanian Hygienic Standard HN 131:2015 ‘Children’s Playgrounds and Playrooms. General Health Safety Requirements’’.
The draft establishes requirements for the installation, use and maintenance of children’s playgrounds and playrooms in public places. The draft provides that playgrounds and playrooms’ equipment and crash-absorbing surfacing must be accompanied by a certificate of conformity or a manufacturer’s declaration attesting to the conformity of the equipment and surfacing with the requirements of the applicable standards, and must include instructions in the national language for installation, use and maintenance. Playgrounds and playrooms must be inspected (assessed) for compliance with the relevant standards before they can be used. The inspection (assessment) must be carried out by an accredited Type A inspection body. Operators or owners of playgrounds and playrooms are also obliged to ensure regular maintenance and control of the equipment and surfaces of playgrounds and playrooms. It is established that: