NZS5828 / BS EN1176 2D Playground Inspection Probes & Gauges
2D Inspection Probes
This set of 2D inspection probes are designed for playground inspectors as a lightweight alternative to a large cumbersome 3D probe set.In addition to the standard probes the 2D set incorporates a number of other useful gauges that allow an inspector to record all of the information required on the site.
NB: Before using 2D probes it is vital that the inspector be fully competent in the use of 3D probes.
INCLUDED IN THE SET:
1. HEAD AND NECK ENTRAPMENT PROBE C
• Completely bound opening
• All situations
• Easily accessible to under 36 months (all ages)
2. PARTIALLY BOUND AND V SHAPED OPENINGS
• B - Accessibility
• A - Head and neck entrapment
3. HEAD AND NECK ENTRAPMENT LARGE PROBE D & E AND OTHERS
• 16mm minimum grip size
• 30 mm maximum grip size for items intended for under 36 month ages children
• 45mm maximum grip size for items intended for over 36 month aged children
• 60mm Maximum grasp size
• 130mm dia Probe E circular bound openings – head and neck entrapment
• 230mm dia Head probe D
• 89 mm maximum barrier infill gap
• 30mm foot / leg entrapment
4. FINGER ENTRAPMENT PROBES
• 12mm Rod – variable gaps and chain connectors
• 8.6mm chain links only
• >25mm Finger test
• <8mm Finger test – constant size gap
5. PROJECTING PARTS GAUGE
• 3mm radius gauge - general materials edges/corners
• 20mm radius gauge – rocker profile shapes / protrusions
• 8mm protrusion tester- bolt threads etc
6. TOGGLE TESTER
• Toggle probe with handle and ball chain
7. USER GUIDE AND PROCEDURES BOOKLET
Probes and gauges - Notes
This set of entrapment probes differs from those contained in the Annex D of BS EN 1176 Part 1, the intention behind the Annex D – BS EN 1176 – 1 design was not only to provide a test method but also to replicate for example a child’s head shape.
The latter feature is not required for the ‘test method’. All dimensions required for the test method are present.
Those aspects of the Annex D – BS EN 1176-1 design that are not required for application of the ‘test method’ have been modified to provide a lighter and less cumbersome set of entrapment probes, a brief explanation of each probe and its application is set up below. This should be read in conjunction with BS EN 1176 Part 1.
In addition to the entrapment probes other useful gauges are also included, an appropriate EN reference is included and this should also be read in conjunction with the notes set out below.
The toggle provided does not have the collar and pole as specified in BS EN. Instead it has a simple handle.