Once you have purchased suitable equipment, installed it to meet European Standards, it is advisable to get an independent (unrelated to the installing company) Qualified Inspector.
We recommend the following Qualified Playground Inspectors.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
RoSPA are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. More than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year. There are millions of other injuries. Accidents cause loss and suffering to the victims and their loved ones, employers and UK society as a whole. RoSPA promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
The Register of Play Inspectors (RPII)
The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) is the official UK body for examining, accrediting and certificating inflatable, indoor and outdoor play inspectors. The RPII also accredits courses for the training of inspectors to ensure that playground safety standards are met and adhered to for a complete peace of mind.
Ensuring play safety is essential – both for the protection of the children using the equipment and to mitigate risk for the councils, schools and organisations in charge of these play areas. By using accredited playground inspectors, providers can be sure that they meet the strict criteria set by the RPII and that they’ve been fully trained to conduct inspections to the required levels of competence.
Fields in Trust
Fields in Trust were founded back in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. Their mission is the same today and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development.
Fields in Trust are a national charity and operate throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.