At the beginning of October 2018, the revised version of EN1176, the European playground equipment standard, came into force. The Playground Builders Association Austria, SBVA for short, of which OBRA-Design is a member, has taken this as an opportunity, together with TÜV Austria, to clarify unclear norms and to define common guidelines for Austria.

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OBRA-Design thinks sustainably in production

By producing play equipment, we make our contribution to good child development and thus to the growing up of new generations. Our children are the skilled workers, teachers, politicians, artists, employers of tomorrow and therefore the most important asset of our society. We want to move society through play with our products. This mission is anchored in our company strategy and expresses what we stand for.

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Generation park in Schiefling am Wörthersee officially opened!

State-of-the-art playground equipment and workout equipment is available on 2.200 square meters. There's something for everyone. Fall protection plates, gravel and perforated mats ensure safety. The project was planned by Leo Meier, Spiel-Raum-Creativ Neuhofen, and OBRA-Design was entrusted with the implementation with the regional partner E-Norm. Many thanks to the children and parents who attended and participated in the opening in large numbers. Special thanks also to those responsible in the community for the excellent cooperation!

Looking back 50 years celebration

An exciting and important year lies behind OBRA-Design. The highlight of 2018 was our 50th company anniversary, which we celebrated in September together with our employees, customers and partners as well as representatives from politics and business as part of a two-day celebration.

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Play equipment made of pine - larch - robinia

The natural raw material wood has always been one of the most popular building materials for playground equipment. Pine, larch and robinia are very sustainable because they are renewable and therefore biogenic building materials. They are characterized both by a very pleasant, warm surface and by their durability.

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The small playground 1x1

In this article we have summarized useful tips for you on planning, operating and maintaining play areas. Because a functioning playground needs more than a swing, slide and seesaw. In addition, operators are responsible for the operational safety of their play areas, although there are a few things to consider.

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Half a century - our story

“Moving our society playfully” is the claim that can be found again and again in our advertising materials. It describes what we stand for, what we embody and what we do. At OBRA-Design everything revolves around moving! But that was not always the case, because our company began with completely different products.

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The new playground equipment standard

Interesting facts about the revised parts of EN 1176

At the end of 2017, the long-awaited revision of the play equipment standard EN 1176 was published. Here you can find out which new features have been incorporated and what you as a playground operator should be aware of due to the changes.

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