PE and sports equipment should be inspected on a yearly basis to provide the required ‘duty of care’ and compliance with BS 1892-4-2003, as well as the documentation to comply with OFSTED inspections.
All school safety inspections are carried out by our fully trained engineers who have all completed an enhanced DBS. We cover indoor and outdoor play areas, sports equipment and sports hall inspections.
Each item of fixed and portable equipment is logged, all components are inspected for wear and function, lubrication and tightening of all fixings as required, with replacement of minor components such as nuts, bolts and rubber feet, with any faults flagged on the day of inspection and a repair plan can be offered.
Examples of the types of equipment we inspect are:
- High level sports hall equipment – minimum 2-man team required using a Genie AWP30s vertical lift, operated by IPAF trained engineers
- Folding trampoline equipment – minimum 2-man inspection team required
- Climbing ropes, cricket nets, dividing nets, basketball boards and netball frames
- Outdoor play equipment – including wooden trim trail and rope components.
Can I carry out a playground inspection myself?
Operational and Annual inspections must be carried out by a RPII certified engineer. You can carry out visual level inspections yourself – but we recommend you attend a training course before you do so.
Can you inspect and/or repair any manufacturer’s equipment?
We are qualified to inspect and repair any manufacturer’s equipment.
Can you undertake the repairs and/or supply parts?
Yes, all our Operational Inspection reports are followed by a no-obligation quotation for the works identified. This work can be undertaken on a supply and install, or parts only, basis.
Can you supply a quotation for repairs following an inspection by another company?
Yes we can, provided the report contains good quality photographs and detail regarding the repairs required. If this information is unavailable, we can arrange for a Maintenance Technician to attend the site and identify parts which need repair and/or replacing.