Certifications & Standards

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We're proud to lead the way in promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families, a cleaner environment and strong communities. We are certified to both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, which help ensure that all of our products are safe for children and the environment, and that our equipment is consistently manufactured to the highest-quality standards. In our effort to create the most innovative and fun play equipment, we never compromise on our commitment to manufacturing play products that are safe for children as well as the environment.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization

ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. Its purpose is to promote common standards for businesses worldwide. 

We received our ISO 9001 certification in 1996, making us the first U.S. commercial playground equipment manufacturer to achieve this standard. In 1998, we were certified to ISO 14001 as the first U.S. playground equipment manufacturer and seventh company in the state of Minnesota to achieve the highest standard for conservation and recycling process.

We are in compliance with the latest versions of both the 9001 and 14001 standards for both our play and shade divisions:

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA™)

Landscape Structures is a member in good standing of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is a member-driven international trade organization that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of play equipment.

In the interest of public safety, IPEMA provides Third Party Product Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV SÜD America Inc. (TÜV), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the standards referenced below.

  • ASTM F1487, excluding sections 7.1.1, 10, 13.1.1, 13.1.2, 13.2, and 13.3 
  • CAN/CSA-Z614 - Children's Playspaces and Equipment - excluding clauses 10 and 11
  • or both.

A list of current validated products may be viewed at www.ipema.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC is a governmental organization that provides technical safety guidelines for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining public playgrounds.

Additionally, we meet or exceed the CPSC's Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. The CPSIA specifies safe limits on the maximum allowable amount of lead in paints, coatings and other materials used on children's products, and sets limits on certain heavy metals and six different phthalates (plasticizers used to make vinyl and other plastics soft and flexible) used in certain toys and childcare products.

ASTM International

American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standard organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. In 1993, the ASTM published “Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use," designation F1487-93. ASTM is more technical than the CPSC. ASTM revised its old standard and published new standards in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2017, and again in 2021. 

The use zone and fall height requirements included on this website are shown to ASTM standards. The requirements for other standards may be different. According to the CSA, playground maintenance and inspection is a continuous and integral part of budgetary costs. The cost of inspection and maintenance shall be considered and incorporated into the budget at the time of design, purchase of equipment and installation (11.1.1 Budgeting). 

Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)

CSA Group

Nearly all equipment developed by Landscape Structures is certified to meet CAN/CSA Z614-20, the Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standard, through IPEMA.


European Committee for Standardization

The European Standard was developed by the European Committee for Standardization. The majority of our commercial playground products have been designed to be TÜV certified by a third-party validator to EN 1176: 2017, the European Standard for Playground Equipment.

Products covered under the scope of the Standard are certified to ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use and Canadian Standards Association (CS) Standard CAN/CSAZ614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment; or both, except as noted. 

Virtually all of the products displayed on this website have been certified to be in conformance with the European Standard EN 1176, Parts 1-6 and 11. TUV Product Service, Danvers, Mass., is the certifying engineering agency for Landscape Structures’ products. 

American Institute of Steel Construction - Certified Fabricator

AISC Shade Certification

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Certification demonstrates our commitment to building in quality from the beginning. By complying with the rigorous standards established by the most recognized national quality certification program for the structural steel industry, you can feel confident about the superior quality of our SkyWays® shade products. 

SkyWays, our Dallas, Texas-based commercial shade and playground equipment manufacturing facility, has successfully completed its Approved Fabricator Certificate by the IAS-accredited building department of Clark County, Nevada. This certification demonstrates commitment to top-quality manufacturing processes. 

Continuing Education Certifications

Continuing Education certifications

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider of continuing education and training by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) , the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Explore all of our continuing education seminars.


Enterprise Singapore

SPRING Singapore

Enterprise Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. It was formed through the merger of International Enterprise and SPRING Singapore in April 2018. As the national standards and accreditation body, Enterprise Singapore develops and promotes an internationally-recognized standards including safety requirements that are applicable to stationary fitness equipment intended for use by healthy adults, elderly persons and persons with disabilities.