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Seclusion Room Padding Regulations, Standards & Specifications.


We are going to outline the main Specifications & Standards, which we have been consistently requested to meet or exceed, in relation to installing seclusion rooms with the Gold Medal safety padding product. There are 3 sections which relate to the a) potential supplier/installer, b) the materials/products and c) the actual installation.

a) Seclusion Room Padding Supplier – General Conditions:


1. Provide all labor and material required to fit protective safety padding (walls, floors, doors and frames) in seclusion rooms and time-out rooms as indicated in the drawings and specified herein.
2. Submit typical shop drawings showing details, thickness of materials and typical requirements.
3. Submit three (3) samples – minimum of 3”x3” in size – for approval and acceptance of protective padding system for use in safety cells, seclusion rooms and time-out rooms.
4. Submit two (2) copies of the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.


1. The Safety Protective Padding Contractor shall agree to repair or replace any defective material or work for a period of one (1) year from the date of project completion. The guarantee shall also include any loss of adhesion, resiliency or delaminating. This guarantee does not cover the damage caused by sharp or burning objects.

2. The seclusion room, safety cell or time-out room padding product is not intended to replace established management practices, but to supplement them in order to provide a safe environment for the end user, owner and client. Guarantee for this work shall be signed by both the Sub-Contractor and the General Contractor.


1. Due to the specialist nature of the work specified, companies desiring to bid on this type of work must meet the following requirements:
(1) Have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the fabrication & installation of protective safety padding or similar work.
(2) Have ten (10) successful installations of protective safety padding.

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b) Materials and Products – General Conditions


1. Protective safety padding material shall be a synthetic resinous material. Substitutions of a closed cell polyvinyl chloride or types of polyvinyl chloride surfacing material will not be acceptable.
2. All vertical panels shall be prefabricated. The panels are to be 25mm nominal thickness bonded *seclusion room padding product* on oriented strand board 12mm thickness, making the wall panels a total of 40mm thick.
3. The door jambs shall be 12mm thickness *seclusion room padding product* for a total of 25mm thickness on door jambs.
4. All floor panels shall be prefabricated. The panels are to be 19mm *seclusion room padding product* bonded on Oriented Strand Board 12mm thickness, for a nominal thickness of 30mm (tolerance of +/- 5mm).


1. In addition to meeting the minimum physical properties when cured, protective safety padding must contain a flame spread and smoke index which when tested in accordance with ASTM E84 is given a CLASS A FIRE RATING.
(1) Flame Spread: 5
(2) Smoke Development: ≤ 20
(B) Padding must also conform to the following criteria:
(1) Weight is approximately 5 pounds per square foot
(2) Tensile strength range 300 P.S.I. minimum ASTM D412
(3) Temperature stability – unaffected from 20 degrees F to 120 degrees F
(4) Moisture absorption 0.8% to 1.05% by weight
(5) Compression set 90% recovery after 72 hours
(6) Compression properties 30 PSI to 70 PSI at 50% modulus
(7) Elongation at break ASTM D412: 150% typical
(8) Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems ASTEM E684: >0.99 (W/cm²) (Class I)
(9) Acute Oral Toxicity Test: Non Toxic
(10) Hardness: Durometer reading shall be 60 (plus or minus 5).
(11) Fungus Resistance MIL-I-531-D – Completely Resistant Rating (0.0.0)
(C) Fasteners for use in attachment of vertical panels shall be recommended by manufacturer.

c) Installation of Protective Safety Padding

1. Inspect surface(s), notify the architect in writing if surface(s) is not satisfactory for application of materials. Commencement of work constitutes acceptance of surface.
2. All vertical panels will be mechanically fastened to walls.
3. The number of fasteners per panel will be determined by the installers and is based on type of substrate.
4. A gap of 3mm ± 2mm will be left between panels. They will then be filled with specialised compound. When fully cured, it will be sanded to meet adjacent edges.
5. All fastener holes will be filled with specialised compound and sanded. Upon completion of sanding of all surfaces (walls, doors, ceiling and floor), all surfaces will receive a topcoat.

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