The Play Inspection Company Limited


The Play Inspection Company Limited

Stand No. RB122

Playground and recreational safety consultants and inspectors

The Play Inspection Company was formed in 2004 by some of the most experienced and respected professionals in the play industry and is managed by playground industry specialist Jon Dalton.

Our RPII registered Annual Playground Inspectors and mobile application developers offer a comprehensive service to ensure that your organisation can mitigate the potential risks associated with children’s play areas and recreational equipment.

Recreational Facilities Inspection Services

Whether you need a Post Installation, Annual or Operational play area inspection, our safety experts and RPII registered inspectors are here to help. We’re committed to providing 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 playground inspection team will ensure that your equipment is inspected and assessed to a number of different standards, including: Playground Equipment & Surfacing – BS EN 1176 & 1177 MUGA’s (Multi Use Games Areas) – BS EN 15312 – Free Access Multi Sports Skate Parks – BS EN 14974 – Roller Sports Equipment Outdoor Fitness Equipment – BS EN 16630 Parkour Equipment – BS EN 16899 All of our 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.

Playground Inspection Training

The Play Inspection Company can provide tailored training solutions or RPII playground inspection training courses for Routine & Operational Inspectors. We offer RPII Certification where required, or alternatively we can issue our own Certificates of Attendance should you decide against taking the RPII Exams. All of our trainers have a vast wealth of industry experience and are used to training a diverse range of people; from those that are completely new to the industry, to those that just require a refresher course. More and more playground operators are now encouraging playground inspectors to become RPII registered to demonstrate a measurable level of competence and this can be included as part of the course if required. Specific training courses are available to Routine and Operational Levels. The Play Inspection Company recognise that due to job commitments these courses can be inconvenient and sometimes expensive; we therefore provide training courses which are flexible and can be tailored to meet with your specific requirements. We offer a number of courses at set locations around the UK for single delegates or will travel to your place of work to avoid the unnecessary expense of sending employees away for training if you have a number of delegates. Please check the news pages of our website for details of courses we run at our Head Office. Please note that we do not provide training for Annual Level Inspectors. Due to the amount of standards knowledge and experience required for this level of inspector, it is impossible to provide a specific time-frame or set course format. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be pleased to provide you with further information and a fixed fee quotation.

The Playground Inspection App

Designed for play and recreational maintenance operators, local authorities and their contractors, this reliable and robust piece of software will help you to ensure compliance while boosting efficiency. A simple, intuitive interface guides you seamlessly through the process of creating and maintaining your play inspection records. The Play Inspection App streamlines the entire routine and operational inspection procedure, from site visit through to secure data storage. Whether it’s a new or regular inspection, you can work through every item efficiently and effectively, using the easy and intuitive step-by-step on-screen prompts. It’s not just made for playground inspections either – if you have other assets that require compliance inspections, we can adapt the platform to suit your needs. Features and functions of the app include: Offline mode – use the software even when you’re not online Select site function – retrieve information quickly Create new report – easily add new sites as required Inspection screen – work through each item that needs assessing Bespoke or standard findings from our library of the most common issues found on site can be input easily Take photos or choose from gallery Update details as you go Instantly create inspection reports at end of process Publish report and save straight to the secure server The Play Inspection App will simplify your compliance processes and allow you to meet work demands much more efficiently. It’s the most modern, functional and user-friendly software of its kind available on the market today.


Accident Reports & Expert Witness Service Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen, and this may or may not be down to equipment defects, failure to inspect, or inadequate remedial works. Both Jon and Keith Dalton have more experience than most in assisting with play related accidents and can provide comprehensive reports to help establish the root cause of the problem, backed up with years of experience and knowledge, should the need arise. Keith and Jon are available to help substantiate or defend any type of claim. Playground Consultancy With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience at our disposal, we can guarantee that we will be able to help with any aspect of playground design, installation and management. Previous clients for our Playground Consultancy work have included Local Authorities, Parish Councils and Manufacturers. Whether you are looking for site specific playground inspection checklists, full site risk assessments, help with equipment selection or just some general play area advice we will provide you with a fixed fee quotation for any areas of work that may interest you. Project Management Not enough time to manage your Playground Project? Why not call on the Play Inspection Company for some assistance? Initially working with you to develop a detailed specification of your requirements, we will then obtain quotations on your behalf, whilst at the same time following your normal tender procedures. Once we have obtained quotes, we will meet again to discuss the suitability, and once you are completely happy with the design we will manage your project through to completion, efficiently managing the contracting side to ensure a smooth and painless transition from start to finish. And just to make sure, we’ll carry out a Post Installation Inspection and issue a report to add to your records for the play area! Thanks to our contacts within the industry, you can rest assured that we will be able to deliver competitive rates and excellent service to undertake your projects Site Plan Checking Service Getting it wrong when constructing a play area can lead to some expensive remedial works being required. For this reason, more and more people are asking the Play Inspection Company to check their site plans before commencement on site. By having your plans checked in advance, costly mistakes can be avoided. It is much easier, and cheaper, to amend site plans than it would be to amend problems picked up at the time of a Post Installation Inspection. Often, the check can also disclose cheaper or more effective ways of achieving the desired result. The Play Inspection Company also offer reduced rate Post Installation Inspections to any client who utilises our site plan service in the first instance.