Dr. Jody Chilton - RPII Annual Inspector

Areas of Expertise

Indoor Soft Play Areas
Outdoor Play Areas


RPII Registered Annual Outdoor Inspector                                                                                              RPII Indoor Soft Play Inspector                                                                                                                  RPII Routine & Operational Level Trainer & Examiner  


Training of Routine & Operational Inspectors


Jody graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 2000 with a BEng in engineering geology and remained at the university for a further 5 years, extending his studies into a PhD concerning material deformation and geotechnical engineering. On completion of his thesis, Jody entered the construction industry where he worked as a site engineer and civil engineering designer both within the private sector and latterly for Cornwall Council.

It was during his time with Cornwall Council that Jody became involved in the play sector, initially dealing with operational inspections, ongoing maintenance and the management of service teams dealing with approximately 80 sites. Responding to a lack of specialist contractors locally, Jody expanded the play service within the council to provide maintenance services to other local authorities before branching out fully into the installation of new sites where he successfully won and completed a number of contracts worth up to £100,000.

Having worked both as a contractor dealing with new site installations and as a client managing the ongoing maintenance of existing sites, Jody is in a unique position to fully understand the needs of all parties when considering the provision and management of a play site through the full cycle of its life from design through to decommissioning.

Hobbies / Interests

Jody's main passion outside of work is music and he spends countless hours writing songs and playing on his much loved guitars. He also has a great affinity with the outdoors and nature and can often be found in his camper van in a quiet corner of Dartmoor or Exmoor (with a guitar in the back of course). When feeling extravagant, Jody likes to travel to old places around Europe to admire the art and architecture and sample fine local grape juices!

If you would like to speak or meet with Jody, then please call us on the Head Office telephone number at the top of this page or post an enquiry through the Contact page.

News & Events

Jon Dalton appointed Managing Director of the Play Inspection Company

The Play Inspection Company are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Dalton as Managing Director with immediate effect. Keith Dalton has immensely enjoyed his 30-year career within the play industry and will now step aside to become Chairman & CEO.

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Parents fury as councils close playgrounds

Councils have been accused of heavy-handed approach to lockdown measures by closing playgrounds...

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RPII Routine Inspector Course - October 2020

The Play Inspection Company will be running a Routine Inspectors one day Training Course at our Head Office in Poole, Dorset on the Thursday 22nd October 2020

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