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Association of Play Industries (API)

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“The Association of Play Industries (API) is the lead trade body within the UK play sector representing the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both indoor and outdoor children's play equipment and play area surfacing.”

Founded in 1984, The Association of Play Industries (API) is the lead trade body for the UK play sector and is known as the “voice of the play industry”.

Play delivers well-documented physical, developmental, emotional, behavioural, social and environmental benefits and the API campaigns at the highest levels for policy recognition of the value of play.

API member companies are the UK’s leading experts in play provision. They design, create and install high-quality play equipment using certificated products and provide advice on inspection, maintenance and repair. They operate to the highest standards, abide by a strict Professional Code of Conduct, comply with BSEN 1176 and other relevant safety standards, and are rigorously and regularly monitored and credit-checked for financial security and stability.

The API membership represents approximately 85 per cent of UK play industry companies with a £166.8 million turnover in 2014. It operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA), the national trade body responsible for representing 14 Associations in the UK’s sport and play industries.

The API is an active member of wide-ranging organisations which campaign to improve the health and well-being of children including the All Party Political Group for a Fit and Healthy Childhood Children’s Play Policy Forum, Children’s Play Safety Forum, Sport and Recreation Alliance, The Register of Play Inspectors International Ltd (RPII) and the Federation of European Play Industry (FEPI)

Contact details

Office 8, Rural Innovation Centre
Stoneleigh Park

Tel: +44 2476 414999
Fax: +44 2476 414990
Email: api@api-play.org
Web: www.api-play.org
Federation of the European Play Industry, Rural Innovation Centre, Unit 169 - Avenue H, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire  CV8 2LG
T 024 7641 4999 Ext 204 | F 024 7641 4990 | info@fepi-play.com
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