The Association of Play Industries (API) is the lead trade body in the play sector; it represents the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing. The API promotes best practice and high quality play provision within the play industry.
Our aims and objectives are:
To promote good play space design, installation and workmanship within the industry
To promote an understanding of play and risk
To maintain and assist the development of British, European and other Standards for play
To liaise closely with governing bodies of play, nationally and internationally
To ensure members comply with standards and good practice
To provide a united voice for the play industry
Working together through the various steering groups and committees, members separate themselves from commercial interests for the good of the industry, customer and suppliers.
Founded in 1984 the API originally covered outdoor play equipment and surfacing manufacturers. It has expanded to incorporate indoor play and companies specialising in construction and installation. An Associate section was introduced in 2005. The API is run by its members who form the various committees and are experts in specific aspects of their industry. The API is one of 18 trade associations with the Federation of Sports and Play Associations umbrella. The FSPA has was formed in 1919, formally incorporated in 1926 and has a long history of serving the industry and providing secretariat services. The API currently represents over 75% of the annual UK market demand of over c.£125Million.
Association of Play Industries
, Federation House, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2RF
T 024 7641 4999 | F 024 7641 4990 | email@example.com