Inspection Services

Inspection Services

In the UK our safety standards of EN1176, EN1177 and 16630 are not mandatory and therefore you are not breaking the law by not undertaking area inspections.

HOWEVER, by undertaking regular inspections from visual to operational and combining these with an independent Annual inspection, if there was ever an accident it is easier to prove you have had a sound regime in place for managing a safe play environment.

Types of Inspection Explained!

Post Installation Inspections

BS EN 1176: 2008 states that every new playground should be subjected to a Post Installation Inspection by an Independent RPII Annual Inspector to ensure that the playground has been built and installed correctly and that it meets with the requirements of the standards.

Whether you are a local authority, parish council, school, housing developer or community group, you need to ensure that this inspection is carried out. The post installation playground inspection and risk assessment will form a vital part of your overall site risk assessment that is legally required.

The simplest way to achieve this is to specify that the assessment is carried out by an Independently Registered RPII Annual Inspector on the purchase order or in the tender documents for the playground.

As part of our commitment to delivering quality products and services to the correct standards FLP provides FREE independent post installation inspections on all orders over £15,000.00 providing customers with peace of mind their new play area complies with the latest standards.

Visual Routine Inspections

This is carried out by our grounds maintenance member of staff and consists of a simple visual check to ensure equipment is safe to use. These types of inspections should be recorded with all found hazards being reported for further action. A form to assist with these inspections can be downloaded by following the link –  Routine visual playground inspections.

Operational Inspections

Looking in more detail at the condition of the equipment; providing a quality control check on the more regular inspections and identifying wear and tear on the equipment.

Such inspections should be carried out by an appropriately trained member of staff or alternatively by a suitably qualified specialist and should be recorded. These inspections should be carried out on a quarterly basis as a minimum. Fenland Leisure Products can carry out these playground inspections for you.

All reporting is managed via our unique web-based playground inspection software, providing you with easy access to all relevant site information.

Annual Inspections

To be carried out by an independent specialist not connected with the playground operator or owner. Essentially we are looking at vandalism, wear and tear, long term structural problems, standards compliance and design, along with risk assessment etc. This report essentially covers the overall safety of the playground.

If required we can arrange for these inspections to be carried out through our network of  independent RPII Annual Inspectors.


Call us today to book your inspection on 01354 638 359