Schools

Sports equipment and school playground safety inspections

With so many children in your care, school playground safety and the assessment and maintenance of play and sports equipment is an essential factor in keeping those in your charge safe from harm. While the number of children attending a school can vary, there’s no doubt about it that your facilities will be well and regularly used – which in turn can lead to damage and wear that can put users at risk should these issues go unidentified.

In addition to your responsibilities for pupils’ safety, headteachers, governors and site managers also need to satisfy the requirements of their insurers, while also adhering to legislation surrounding risk assessments and the ‘best practice’ advice of the Health and Safety Executive.


Our comprehensive sports, play areas, equipment and school playground safety services give you the confidence to let children enjoy these vital aspects of their education, knowing that you’ve done everything you can to protect them from potential hazards.

DBS checked and RPII registered playground inspectors

Here at the Play Inspection Company, we guarantee that all of our playground inspectors have been accredited by the RPII (Register of Play Inspectors) and DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Scheme). Trained to an exceptional level of competence, they work hard to provide you with high quality school playground safety inspections and much more, including thorough inspections and reports of all your facilities and equipment, such as:

• Games halls
• Gymnasiums
• Gymnastic equipment
• Table tennis tables
• Multi-sport courts
• Outdoor play equipment
• Indoor soft play
• Crèche and nursery equipment

All reporting is managed via our unique web-based playground inspection software, providing you with easy access to all relevant site information. Your inspections are securely stored with all authorised personnel allocated their own individual usernames and passwords.

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 (linda.dominey@playinspections.co.uk)

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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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