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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 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 9001:2015 emphasizes processes to aid in continuous improvement in quality and customer service. ISO 14001:2015 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, TÜV SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the ASTM F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, except sections 7.1.1, 10, 13.1.1, 13.1.2, 13.2, and 13.3; to CAN/CSA Z614 Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, except clauses 10 and 11; or both. A list of current validated products may be viewed at www.ipema.org.

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 program whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates a surfacing manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment Performance Criterion, Section 4.2; ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment Performance Criterion (in its entirety); ASTM F3351, Standard Test Method for Impact Testing In Laboratory at Specified Test Height; 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; and for a Loose Fill Rubber manufacturer its certification of conformance, also to ASTM F3012, Standard Specification for Loose Fill Rubber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface under and around Playground Equipment. A list of current validated products, their thickness and critical height may be viewed at www.ipema.org.

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.