Indoor Soft Play Inspections

Our play inspectors believe that children should be free to enjoy your indoor equipment with minimal hazard, and our high quality indoor play area inspections make this a reality – while simultaneously helping to protect you if an accident should happen and a claim is made against you.

The Play Inspection Company has been conducting indoor (fully enclosed) soft play inspections since our formation and our professional service and competitive pricing has led to us being regarded as one of the leading providers in the industry.

If you’re in charge of an indoor play area you have an obligation to ensure that an Annual Inspection is carried out once every 12 months. This allows for timely identification of any damage or maintenance issues that may arise and present a risk to your users.

Our play inspectors are all qualified to an Annual Level by the RPII and our play area inspections are conducted in line with essential safety standards, including:

• BS EN 1176; Parts 1-10
• BS 8409: Code of Practice

Annual Inspections

Soft play inspections

Annual Safety Inspections should be undertaken on a regular basis to ensure that the play area remains as safe as it can be; these inspections include a review of your current systems & procedures to help ensure maximum protection for your business in the unfortunate event of a claim being made against you.

In our experience, successful defence of claims can often come down to being able to supply adequate records of systems and inspections taking place.

We also include Risk Assessments as part of our inspection service free of charge. Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, it is a legal requirement to undertake a Risk Assessment on an Annual basis to ensure the continuing safety of the facility.

Staff Training is also available at the time of the inspection.

Post-Installation Inspections

Soft play installation inspections

When a new play area is installed, it is recommended in BS EN 1176:2008 to have an independent Post Installation Inspection by an RPII Accredited Annual Inspector, to ensure that the new play area meets with the safety guidelines currently in force.

The Play Inspection Company can provide a detailed report for each new play area whether you are a new operator looking for confirmation that your play area has been built to the correct standard, or a manufacturer of the equipment.

Staff Training is also available at the time of the inspection.

More than just play inspectors...

Our play inspectors offer more than just Annual Indoor Play Area Inspections; we can also provide staff training tailored to your individual needs if required.

With our vast experience in indoor play areas and the Health & Safety requirements that surround them, we can also offer bespoke advice and consultation for the development of new installations and carry out the necessary Post Installation Play Area Inspections too.

No matter where in the UK or further afield you’re located, our play inspectors are ready and willing to help – we’ve even carried out inspections as far afield as Bangkok, Turkey and Scandinavia; so no matter where you are, all enquiries are welcome!

Our detailed reports are clear and easy to understand, and we’re happy to guide you through the inspection process and offer our support any time you need us.

Our 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.

News & Events

March 2017 RPII Operational Inspectors Course - Dorset

The Play Inspection Company are planning a two day RPII accredited Operational Inspection Course on the 29th & 30th March 2017. To register an interest in the course please contact Linda Dominey on 01202 590675 (

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Tragic School Playground Accident and Prosecution

A tragic incident at a Hertfordshire school has once again highlighted the importance of play equipment owners and operators maintaining their equipment in safe working order.

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Toxic paint levels at playgrounds, research suggests

A study has found that paint used on playground equipment contains high amounts of lead - up to 40 times recommended levels - posing a significant risk to young children.

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