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Certifications

International Environmental Management Certification

NSF-ISR attests that BCI Burke Company, LLC is in compliance with the International Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008.

ISO 9001:2008 emphasizes processes to aid in continuous improvement in quality and customer service. ISO 14001:2004 ensures Burke follows strict environmental controls in manufacturing processes.

For more information please visit http://www.nsf.org.

IPEMA Certification

BCI Burke Company, LLC, is a member in good standing of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is a member-driven international trade organization which represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of play equipment and surfacing.

In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory, with TÜV America (TÜV), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, except sections 7.1.1, 10 & 12.6.1; to CAN/CSA Z614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, except clauses 9.8, 10 & 11; or both. The use of the corresponding logo in Burke’s Catalog signifies that Burke has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the logo conforms to the requirements of the indicated standard.

Check the IPEMA website. www.ipema.org to confirm product validation.

In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory, with TÜV America (TÜV), validates a surfacing manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment, and for an engineered wood fiber manufacturer its certification of conformance, also to ASTM F2075, Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment, Section 4.4, for testing Sieve Analysis and Section 4.6, for testing the presence of Tramp Metal. The use corresponding logo in Burke’s Catalog signifies that Burke has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the logo conforms to the requirements of the indicated standard.

Check the IPEMA website. www.ipema.org to confirm product validation.

The space requirements shown in this website are shown to ASTM Standards. Requirements for other standards may be different.

TUV Certification and the European Standard, EN 1176

The TUV Certification mark indicates that the Intensity products and production processes have been tested and certified by a third party verifier. TUV America Product Service has fulfilled all necessary German and European Union accreditation requirements and has received authorization to issue certification marks and certificates. The Intensity products along with the Burke production facility have passed a comprehensive testing procedure and are regularly monitored by TUV to assure compliance with EN 1176, the European Standard for Playground equipment.