We offer a full and comprehensive maintenance service including the supply and installation of parts and spares.
We offer competitive rates as well as expertise and experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on our personalised service. We offer a quick response in an emergency and prioritise urgent cases in the interests of safety often available as soon as we can get the required parts.
Equipment and Part Identification
Because of our experience in all areas of the industry specialising in design, we are often asked to help identify old multiplay units or items of equipment, including a few play equipment manufacturers. We offer this service free of charge….
After identification we can contact the manufacturer on your behalf to get the required parts and arrange for installation or advice on the best course of action for your item of equipment.
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If at all possible we advise to refurbish, recycle and repair – both in the interest of reducing waste and to preserve over-stretched budgets or lack of funds.
From our experience and understanding gathered over the years, equipment can often be restored to elongate its life. Our installers skills in prolonging the life of existing products are not confined to the play equipment itself, we can also improve or repair surfacing, fencing and any other items.
From initial design and equipment selection all the way through to routine maintenance and ongoing assessment, any organisation or business that installs or manages a children’s play area must take responsibility for the overall safety of the equipment in place.
Whether you need a Post Installation, Annual or Operational play area inspection, our network of safety experts and RPII registered inspectors can help.
They provide an efficient, nationwide service at competitive rates, reducing potential risks and giving you and your visitors the peace of mind that the equipment is safe to use and can be freely enjoyed.
Our network of inspectors will ensure that your equipment is inspected and assessed to a number of different standards, including:
- Playground Equipment & Surfacing: BS EN 1176 & 1177: 2008
- MUGA’s (Multi Use Games Areas): BS EN 15312
- Wheeled Sports Facilities Parks: BS EN 14974
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment: BS EN 16639: 2015
- Parkour Training Facilities: BS EN 16899: 2016 (Formerly BS 10075: 2013)
All of our network of outdoor play area inspectors are fully qualified to the necessary levels by the RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International) and DBS checked, and as with our Post Installation Inspections, our Annual Playground Inspections are only carried out by experts who are trained to the highest possible Annual Level by the RPII.
Post Installation Inspections
BS EN 1176: 2008 states that every new playground should be subjected to a Post Installation Inspection by an Independent RPII Annual Inspector to ensure that the playground has been built and installed correctly and that it meets with the requirements of the standards.
Whether you are a local authority, parish council, school, housing developer or community group, you need to ensure that this inspection is carried out. The post installation playground inspection and risk assessment will form a vital part of your overall site risk assessment that is legally required.
The simplest way to achieve this is to specify that the assessment is carried out by an Independently Registered RPII Annual Inspector on the purchase order or in the tender documents for the playground.
Annual Playground Inspections
To be carried out by an independent specialist not connected with the playground operator or owner. Essentially they would be looking at vandalism, wear and tear, long term structural problems, standards compliance and design, along with risk assessment etc. This report essentially covers the overall safety of the playground.
Operational Playground Inspections
Looking in more detail at the condition of the equipment; providing a quality control check on the more regular inspections and identifying wear and tear on the equipment.
Such inspections should be carried out by an appropriately trained member of staff or alternatively by a suitably qualified specialist and should be recorded. These inspections should be carried out on a quarterly basis as a minimum. We can arrange in-house training courses for your own inspectors.
Risk assessment is an important part of playground safety management if used correctly. The Inspector would look at highlighting any hazards that users cannot expect to see and therefore require remedial action; rather than remove the challenge provided by the design of the equipment.
Other Additional Reporting
At times it can be beneficial to extend the area of playground reporting to assess for example: Play Value, DDA Accessibility, Equipment Life etc.
Our network of playground inspectors are always happy to offer their support and advice and we aim to provide a competitively priced service with inspections tailored to your individual requirements; to discuss any element of school playground safety, or equipment and site assessments, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.