About Us

The IPEMA Safety Academy provides safety knowledge and important relevant information related to the play industry. This online education program is an initiative of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).

IPEMA is a non-profit, membership, trade association that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of playground equipment and surfacing. By serving its members, IPEMA provides information on key economic and governmental issues affecting the play equipment industry and promotes relationships among related organizations. In the interest of public safety, IPEMA provides third-party product certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment as well as U.S. public play surfacing materials. IPEMA membership includes over 200 playground equipment and surfacing manufacturers across the world.  For more information about IPEMA, visit ipema.org.

Learn More About the Benefits of Play


IPEMA’s Voice of Play initiative promotes growth in the quality and quantity of children’s free play and the use of playgrounds. By providing information and resources, the Voice of Play’s goal is to increase education and awareness about the many benefits of children’s play, including the development of critical physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. For more information, visit voiceofplay.org.