WHAT IS HY-LAND?
Hy-land is a producer of wooden playgrounds: Hy-land Projects. Hy-land Projects are developed and designed for commercial use. Project 1 can accommodate 4 children and Project 8 12 children at the same time!
FROM WHICH AGE ARE HY-LAND PROJECTS SUITABLE?
Hy-land Projects are designed for children over 3 years old.
FOR WHICH LOCATIONS ARE HY-LAND PROJECTS DEVELOPED?
Hy-land Projects are especially designed for commercial use by restaurants, hotels, stores, day care centres, sport clubs, camp sites and controlled community areas.
ARE ALL HY-LAND PROJECTS SUITABLE FOR USAGE ON COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS?
Yes. All Hy-land Projects are type-approved and certified by an independent test organization, TüV Rheinland. When Hy-land Projects are built according to the instructions, then each Project complies with EN 1176 : 2008. This is the European standard for playground equipment for commercial use.
ARE HY-LAND PROJECTS ALSO SUITABLE FOR PRIVATE USE?
Yes. The difference between commercial and private use is the kind of usage and the standard that comes with this. Hy-land Projects are type-approved for commercial use. This is a different standard than the standard for private use (EN 71). A Project approved for commercial use can also be installed in a backyard.
HOW DO I INSTALL A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Every Hy-land Project is a combination of Kits – Kit A, Kit B, Kit C – a standard timber package and an impressive 3-meter-slide – Hy-slide™. You can find the right combinations of Kits for a Hy-land Project in the brochure and on the website www.hy-land.euExample: Project 7 requires 3x Kit A, 2x Kit B, 1x Kit C and 1x Hy-Slide™.
The kits come with instructions to install the projects yourselves (see below), or we can supply a professional installation service.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A WOODEN PLAYGROUND?
The popularity of natural materials is growing. Wooden playgrounds are easy to install, have a robust form, require low maintenance and are attractively priced.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Hy-land Projects are no nonsense, robust and durable. Hy-land Projects are easy to install thanks to the modular character. Hy-land is an affordable solution for a high-quality playground.
CAN I INSTALL THE PLAYGROUND MYSELF?
Yes. Hy-land Projects are smartly designed and easy to install due to the modular character. Hy-land provides a clear step-by-step manual. Anyone with handcraft skills is able to construct a Hy-land Project. Active Garden also provide an assembly service.
DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL MY HY-LAND PROJECT?
Besides normal basic tools like a drill, wrench, and a screwdriver, there are no additional tools required. Furthermore, specific Hy-land bits are included to simplify the installation of your Hy-land Project.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO INSTALL MY HY-LAND PROJECT?
Installation depends on the size of the Project. The building of the smallest Hy-land Project takes ca. 6 hour by 2 persons (without preparation of the ground surface).
HOW DO I DETERMINE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED SPACE FOR A HY-LAND PROJECT?
All of the documentation of Hy-land clearly states exactly what minimum area is required to safely place each Project; this includes the space required around the Project.
CAN I ALTER THE DESIGN OF A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Hy-land Projects are type-approved and certified by an independent test organization, TüV Rheinland. When Hy-land Projects are built exactly according to the instructions, then each Project complies with EN 1176, the European standard for playground equipment for commercial use. When you make alterations to Hy-land configurations, the products are no longer certified as the safety of the product can no longer be guaranteed. As a result, you will have to certify the changed product yourself by a local testing agency.
ON WHAT KIND OF SURFACE CAN I BUILD A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Hy-land Projects can be built on a paved or non-paved surface. The ground surface should be flat, so the Project is not likely to shift or move. For exact specifications we refer to the European standards EN 1176. Active Garden can supply and install any type of safer surface.
HOW DOES A HY-LAND PROJECT NEED TO BE FASTENED TO THE GROUND?
Anchor Sets for placement of a Project on a paved surface (for e.g. rubber tiles) are supplied. For placement of a Hy-land Project on a non-paved ground surface, additional Anchor Sets are available.
WHICH SAFETY REQUIREMENTS MEET HY-LAND PROJECTS?
All Hy-land Projects are type-approved and certified by an independent testing organization, TüV Rheinland. When Hy-land Projects are built according to the instruction manual, every Project meets the EN 1176, the European standard for use on commercial playgrounds.
WHERE DOES THE ABBREVIATION EN 1176 STAND FOR?
EN 1176 is the European standard for playground safety. The standards specify general safety requirements for playgrounds and the playground environment.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT A HY-SLIDE™ CAN CARRY?
The maximum weight a Hy-slide™ can carry is approximately 200 kg. This is equal to 4 children of 50 kg.
HOW ABOUT THE SAFETY OF A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Hy-land Projects are smartly developed so that there is minimal risk of injury. The responsible operator should inspect a Project as specified in the owner manual to keep the Project as safe as possible.
DO I NEED TO HAVE MY HY-LAND PROJECT INSPECTED?
Hy-land Projects do not need inspections from an independent test organization. Not during assembly and not throughout the year. All Hy-land Projects come with a Checklist and Logbook. You can legitimately carry out the inspections yourself, that are mandatory for commercial playgrounds.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IN CASE OF A DEFECT?
In case of a defect, the Project should be considered unsafe and secured against use until repaired.
DO I NEED THE CHECKLIST AND LOGBOOK WHEN THE PROJECT IS BEING USED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY?
It is not an obligation when the Project is used for residential purposes. It is though an extra safety tool.
DO I NEED SPECIAL LICENSES FOR MY HY-LAND PROJECTS?
No, Hy-land Projects can be placed without licenses.
WHAT KIND OF MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED ON MY HY-LAND PROJECT?
As owner or operator it is your legal responsibility to carry out and record regular inspection and maintenance. A Checklist is provided with every Project. This Checklist specifies how a Hy-land Project and the ground surface should be inspected and maintained. Inspection and maintenance should be carried out according to standard EN 1176 and documented in a Logbook.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE WARRANTY ON A HY-LAND PROJECT?
Hy-land will give you a two-years guarantee for defects in materials or manufacturing. When one can justify improper manufacturing and is in the possession of a dated proof of purchase, the item can be returned to the store. The part will be send to Hy-land for inspection and we will replace the part free of charge. Hy-land will replace defective goods within 30 days of acknowledgement of improper fabrication. Any labour and other costs involved in replacing the materials are not covered by the warranty and are not reimbursed. Contact your dealer for the guarantee on the timber package.