As further evidence of our commitment to safety, ForeverLawn voluntarily participates in a third-party product certification program administered by the the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Assocation (IPEMA). The purpose of this certification program is to assure the playground owner/operator, by the presence of a certification logo and listing in a website directory, that representative samples of the products bearing the logo have been tested and are in compliance with the applicable requirements of the current published ASTM F1292 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment.
The ASTM F1292 standard was created by ASTM International, and is based on Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) research data.
The rigorous certification process provides independent validation of ForeverLawn's conformance to the ASTM F1292 standard, and includes review and verification of the following criteria:
- On-site random certified sample testing
- Written quality control assurance program
- Installation instructions clear and concise
- Sufficient customer service discipline
- Multiple supplier inspections performed each year
ForeverLawn has successfully completed the validation process, and has been authorized to display the IPEMA certification seal. IPEMA also publishes a list of certified products on their website, where more information about the certification of Playground Grass can be found.
In order to maintain our IPEMA product certification status, we regularly retest a minimum of 20 percent of our validated surfacing products each calendar year. The use of the IPEMA certification seal is carefully monitored by IPEMA's board of directors and legal counsel to ensure program credibility and to prevent any misuse of the seal. ForeverLawn is a proud participant of the IPEMA program, and welcome any questions our customers may have about the safety of our products.