The British Standards Institution (BSI) published BS EN16899:2016 the European Standard for Parkour Equipment – Safety requirements and test methods on the 1st February 2017.
BSI, as a member of CEN, is obliged to publish EN 16899 as a British Standard. This is the UK implementation of EN 16899:2016, which supersedes the British Standard BS 10075:2013 which is now withdrawn.
Parkour UK, along with various European partners & experts from various fields for over the past 3 years, utilising BS10075:2013 as the base document have collaboratively developed the European Standard EN16899:2016 . This is a significant achievement for Parkour/Freerunning, as this European standard will continue to aide the marked increase in new Parkour/Freerunning training facilities being developed, not just in the UK but now across Europe.
Following publication it will continue to have a direct and beneficial impact enabling local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, sports centres, land owners, manufacturers and installers to build and/or install Parkour/Freerunning facilities and equipment that are fit-for-purpose, safe and to the recognised European standard.
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If you would like further information on BS EN16899:2016 the European Standard for Parkour Equipment – Safety requirements and test methods please do contact British Standards Institution (BSI) and/or Parkour UK.