The compilation working conference for Reading Material about Publicity and Implementation of National Standards for National Fitness Facilities and the international standard seminar for Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Outdoor Fitness Facilities have been recently held in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. The conference was jointly organized and held by the Sports Equipment Center of General Administration of Sport of China and China Sporting Goods Federation with the support from Impulse (Qingdao) Health Technology Co., Ltd. Relevant leaders from the Department of Mass Sports of General Administration of Sport of China, the Sports Equipment Center of General Administration of Sport of China and China Sporting Goods Federation made important speeches at the conference. A total of 32 people from testing institutions, certification bodies and related enterprises attended the conference.
A leader from the Department of Mass Sports pointed out that, at present, the sports' position and role in the national economy and social undertakings is increasingly prominent, and faces both opportunities and challenges. Under the new circumstances, vigorously developing mass sports are basic requirements for strengthening the foundation for sports development, giving full play to the multiple functions and value of sports, implementing national strategies for mass fitness and promoting the construction of healthy China. The mass fitness work, especially the mass fitness facility standardization work is enjoying a favorable policy environment. In recent years, a series of important achievements have been made for the mass fitness facility standardization construction. It is of great significance to promote "outdoor fitness equipment" to become the international standard, which is a concrete action of the sports field to promote Chinese standards and Chinese schemes to the world. The Department of Mass Sports will promote and perfect the relevant standards and specifications about the mass fitness facilities and promote existing standards and specifications to be implemented and deliver results based on the existing achievements. Compilation of Reading Material about Publicity and Implementation of National Standards for National Fitness Facilities shall adhere to high standards, strict demands, careful revision and constant perfection, making the standards easier to understand and implement.
A leader from the Equipment Center pointed out in his speech that, during the six years since the establishment of the National Sports Goods Standardization Technical Committee, under the leadership of Standardization Administration Committee of China and under the support and cooperation of the enterprises, the rapid development and progress have been achieved in the sporting goods standardization work. In particular, as a series of national standards for the national fitness project focusing on GB19272 General Requirements for the Safety of Outdoor Fitness Equipment, etc., were launched, they provide basic guarantee and technical support for the smooth implementation of the mass fitness project. Meanwhile, fruitful attempts have been made in the field of international standards, actively promoting the approval of the international standards for "Martial sword" and "Tai chi clothing" as well as the international standardization work for "outdoor fitness equipment".
In order to further straighten out the sports system standardization work mechanism and improve the work efficiency, the Secretariat of National Sports Goods Standardization Technical Committee will be transferred to Equipment Center in the near future. The Equipment Center will first do research on sports standardization system, select key sports associations, encourage each association to formulate group standards, and assist in the reform of sports associations with standardization.
A leader from China Sporting Goods Federation pointed out in his speech that, as the core work for China Sporting Goods Federation, the sporting goods standardization will continue to actively promote the standardization development, pay attention to the organic combination of standards with the market, carry out the standardization activities around the enterprise needs, and implement the whole process of formulating standards. He also affirmed the positive role played and results achieved by National Sports Goods Standardization Technical Committee in promoting standardization of sporting goods.
In the next stage, the Federation will further promote the construction of sporting goods standard systematization, systematically promote the standardization of sporting goods, solve the problem of scattered standards, and draft and finish the 5-year development plan for sporting goods standardization. Meanwhile, publicity of the sporting goods standardization will be enhanced.
On the conference, all the compilation teams introduced their work on compiling four national standards, respectively General Requirements for the Safety of Cage-type Football Field Fence Facilities, Configuration and Management of Outdoor Fitness Facilities of Public Sports Facilities, Safety Requirements for Outdoor Fitness Facility Application Sites of Public Sports Facilities and Signs and Labels of Safety for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Sites, and also explained the problems occurring in the process of compilation.
They introduced the voting results of the international standards for Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Outdoor Fitness Facilities, analyzed compatibility between such systems and the market if GB/T 19272 General Requirements for the Safety of Outdoor Fitness Equipment is upgraded to the international standards. In addition, they also studied the work concerning international standards for outdoor fitness facilities and the work concerning revision of GB 19272. The delegates agreed unanimously that, at present, revision of the national standards is the primary work, and the original GB 19272 shall be revised according to the standards. Meanwhile, the EN 16630 EU standard terms shall be researched profoundly, and the universal part in GB 19272 shall be re-determined on the basis of summary and absorption of existing experience of EU standards.
During the subsequent days of conference, the delegates sorted out the products involved in GB 19272 and preliminarily confirmed the categories of the existing outdoor fitness equipment. They finalized the chapters in the four national standards involved in Reading Material about Publicity and Implementation of National Standards for National Fitness Facilities, and discussed the contents very carefully.
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