Keith Dalton - Chairman & CEO

Areas of Expertise

Indoor Soft Play Areas
Outdoor Play Areas


RPII Registered Annual Outdoor Inspector
RPII Indoor Soft Play Inspector
RPII Routine, Operational & Annual Level Trainer & Examiner
RPII Technical Director (Outdoor)
RPII Chairman


Managing Director
Training and Consultancy
Accident Reports
Expert Witness


Keith Dalton has over 30 years experience in the playground industry. He was Managing Director of Hags Play Ltd for over 10 years.

In June 2004 he formed the Play Inspection Company with the prime objective of providing an independent, professional service to the industry in the area of playground inspection, training and related consultancy works.

He is also renowned as one of the most knowledgeable people around the industry with regard to the different types and properties of impact absorbing surfaces.

In May 2003 Keith enrolled with the Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) and is one of a select group who are qualified to examine all levels of inspectors enrolling with the RPII. Keith is also the current RPII Technical Director for Outdoor and RPII Chairman as well as being a registered indoor and outdoor RPII Annual Inspector.

Keith sits on a number of committes responsible for ongoing development of standards for Play & Recreational activities in both the UK and Europe

Hobbies / Interests

Keith is a keen golfer and spends most of his spare time on the golf course.

  • Golf
  • Socialising
  • Family
  • Beer & Wine Tasting!

If you would like to speak or meet with Keith, 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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