Australian Standards

Certification = Reduced Risk = Peace of Mind

Australia’s trusted range of tested & compliant products for Government, Clubs & Schools.

What are Standards?

Standards are intended to provide users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability and structural adequacy of products. They are developed in a consensus-based process organised by a recognised standards body. In Australia this is Standards Australia (AS/NZS). In summary, standards:

  • Describe the means of evaluating products
  • Define the specific tests
  • Define the test equipment that may be used
  • Define the minimum acceptable levels
  • Define how products should be tested

What are Tests?

In order to certify our products to the relevant standards, tests endeavour to simulate the normal use of the product by mechanical apparatus using accelerated simulation. We conduct these test’s in the following areas:


  • Endurance / Durability
  • Fatigue / Deficiencies
  • Strength / Impact / Load
  • Stability / Tipping / Overturn
  • Dimensions / Specifications

What are Benefits?

Product certification confirms that a product meets the necessary local, national or international quality standards relevant to a particular market or product set. It demonstrates to current and prospective customers that the product has undergone a rigorous audit and testing process.

  • Assures the product meets a high standard of safety.
  • Provides insight into a product’s structural adequacy, strength & durability.
  • Identifies any issues prior to the product being released for sale.
  • Reduces risk relating to workplace injuries or accidents.
  • Assures purchasing decisions are based on documented evidence.

This can only be achieved through certification.


PILA has tested products to 9 separate Australian Standards. Each product is put through an extensive series of tests which determine the product’s strength, durability and stability.

  • AS4100-1998 : Steel Structures
  • AS/NZS 1554.1:2011 : Structural Steel Welding
  • AS/NZS 1664.2-1997 : Aluminium Structures
  • AS/NZS 1665-2004 : Welding of Aluminium Structures
  • AS/NZS 1170.1-2002 : Structural Design Actions
  • AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 : Structural Design Actions – Wind
  • AS4506-2005 : Metal Finishing – Powder Coatings
  • AS/NZS 4680-2006 : Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings
  • AS EN 16579:2020 Playing field equipment (supersedes AS4866.1-2007)