What Is ASTM Compliance?

Woodplay is proud to serve on the board of ASTM International. But what does the organization do? And what does it mean to be ASTM compliant? In short, it all adds up to one important fact: Woodplay puts the safety of your family first.

The American Society for Testing and Materials

The American Society for Testing and Materials, abbreviated and widely known as ASTM, is an organization that focuses on developing standards for material safety. They test various materials and determine what kind of tolerances are considered safe. They are also responsible for vetting the tests that evaluate materials, specifications and guidelines that govern how various materials can be put together, and best practices for industries.

Why Compliance Matters

To say that a company or product is ASTM compliant means that it matches all the organization's guidelines. It might also exceed these guidelines, which means it's even stronger and safer. Something that is ASTM compliant is automatically considered safe for use. This is a mandatory certification for swing sets because it keeps your children safe. However, it can also be applied to other things – virtually any product with component parts and tolerance testing can (and should) meet ASTM standards.

At Woodplay, A Commitment To Safety

We have always put safety first. It's as simple as that. Every playset we construct is safe, designed to provide your child with years of secure, hazard-free fun. That's why we use sustainable redwood, recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for use in outdoor swing sets. As a board member of the ASTM, you can be certain that our products are ASTM compliant and that we are constantly developing new ways to keep you and your family safer. Not just on the playset, but with better products in every sector where ASTM standards apply.