John-Aris Hirst - RPII Annual Inspector

Areas of Expertise

Indoor Soft Play Areas
Outdoor Play Areas


RPII Registered Annual Outdoor Inspector                                                                                                                                                  RPII Indoor Soft Play Inspector    


Annual and Post Installation Inspections throughout the United Kingdom


John-Aris has a background in farming, RAF Air Cadets, customer service, Environmental Science and Horticulture. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and has a BSc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science from the University of Hull. The degree and various voluntary internships in places such as the Gobabeb Desert Research and Training institute have given John-Aris a first rate field and laboratory data collection technique as well as an eye for detail and accuracy. Having worked as a landscape gardener for ten years John-Aris has a passion for the human environment and loves to be outdoors. John-Aris has also had experience working for local government having held a Graduate Project Officer role and a gardening position within a City and a Borough Council.

Hobbies / Interests

Having lived abroad for years and visited countries on three continents John-Aris loves discovering new places and travelling. John-Aris' passion for the little things in life as well as attention to detail spills over into his hobbies as he is a keen scale miniature modeller who mostly enjoys the painting and creative elements of the hobby. His other interests include a small collection of Bonsai and a slightly larger collection of tropical fish aquaria. Most of the species he keeps are on the small side with the favourites being the pygmy puffer family. John-Aris also enjoys good food and music in the company of friends.

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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