Athletics Track & Equipment
Inspections & Maintenance

We inspect and maintain athletics equipment for Sports Grounds, Leisure Centres, Schools, Colleges & Universities across the UK

Ensure That Your Athletics Facility is Well Maintained & Safe

To make sure your athletics facility is well maintained and safe, UKA (UK Athletics) recommends that an annual service and maintenance inspection is conducted by a reputable company. Sport & Play is approved by the UKA to carry out athletics equipment inspections and maintenance on both field and track equipment.

All athletic equipment inspections include an engineer’s report highlighting any defects. We will then send you a quotation for any repair recommendations, along with a Service Inspection Completion Certificate.

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Download our leaflet with full details defining our athletic maintenance inspections and their inclusions.

Our Athletics Equipment:

All athletics equipment inspections and maintenance that we undertake complies with the British Standards Institute (BS EN 913.2008) and the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).

UKAs Facility accreditation scheme: “TrackMark”, was launched in October 2018 and from the 1st April 2020 ALL venues seeking to host track and field competitions at ANY level must have either achieved TrackMark accreditation or be actively working towards it¹. Our in-house inspectors are approved to carry out TrackMark Unit 2 inspections (Field facilities and equipment)

Athletics Track Maintenance – Deep Cleans

Using our state-of-the-art track cleaning machine, the Horger, we can offer deep cleaning of all polymeric surfaces. This removes contaminates and restores the appearance of the track, to improve traction and drainage.

The Horger is an innovative high-pressure cleaner that efficiently uses cold water to deep clean surfaces, with no need for chemicals. The process reinforces your commitment to the health and safety of the end user as well as having environmental benefits.

Our professional team of cleaning experts will complete the work in just a few days, reducing your downtime and minimising any loss of revenue.

What’s Included in an Athletics Service Inspection?

(UKA Trackmark Unit 2 inspection)

  • Indoor Throws Area
    Inspect Netting – check fit for purpose, any defects, check hanging of net and operation, check supports can take loadings.
  • Long Jump/ Triple Jump
    Check take-off boards, filler boards and troughs; Check landing area for appropriate depth and dimensions.
  • High Jump
    Check posts, height adjustments and all moving components including casters. Check stability and also wear on components; Check landing areas for breaks in material and integrity of internal foam, check wear-mat
    and all attachments.
  • Sports Netting
    Inspect netting, check hanging of net and operation, check supports can take loadings
  • Pole-vault area
    Inspect Posts – appropriate padding, height adjustment mechanism operational, bar sits level, horizontal adjustments operate correctly, stability, tapes visible, winder mechanisms, anchoring sufficient and safe.
    Landing Areas – for breaks in material and integrity of internal foam, check wear-mat and all attachments.
  • Trolleys, Carts and Storage
    Check operational, all moving parts and fit for purpose
  • Hurdles
    Check counterbalances operational, check hurdle tops secure, check rubber bungs and feet, check stability
  • Umpires stands
    Check stability, all parts present, wheeling mechanisms
  • Plyometric boxes
    Stability and surfaces intact
  • Floor anchors
    Stable, not causing trip hazard and fit for purpose
  • Starting blocks
    Length adjustments operate, foot-blocks wear & stability
  • Hammer cage
    Check netting Is it fit for purpose, any defects, check hanging of net and operation, check supports can take loadings, check all pulley mechanisms, check ropes, check 1m distance requirements for implements hitting uprights, check all anchors, where collapsible check this is safely secured upright and operational, check gate dimensions and operation, check all uprights, check high
    level bracings. Check compliances to UKA and/or specifications
  • Steeple chase
    Check wooden beam, check anchorage of uprights, check height adjustment
  • Track Surface
    Check of track surface to identify any repairs required, resurfacing or deep cleaning.
  • General Inclusions
    All nuts and bolts tightened in required, and low level adjustments undertaken if easily accessible, low level lubrication undertaken where necessary, identify compliance with BS EN 1892. Check compliance where
    indicated with UK Athletics and Sport England/ Scotland/ Wales Guidelines

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Sport & Play Service & Maintenance

At Sport & Play the safety of your clients, and hence the peace of mind that this provides, is our number one priority. Dependent on your type of operation and facilities, our services include:

Health & Safety Inspections

Health & Safety Inspections

Sport & Play are able to undertake a total health & safety inspection of your facility. This provides an independent review of all your equipment with the provision of an in-depth report as to its status and safety.

Sports Hall Servicing, Repair & Installation

Sports Hall Servicing, Repair & Installation

We provide servicing, repair, installation, and replacement, either as a one-off or as part of a contract.

Trampoline Servicing, Maintenance & Inspection

Trampoline Servicing, Maintenance & Inspection

Safety servicing with reports, plus repair and supply when necessary for new parts.

Sports Floor Repairs & Installation

Sports Floor Repairs & Installation

We can provide surveys/assessments/quotations available for resealing, relining, refurbishment, repairs or simply installation of a new floor, for most types of indoor flooring. We also offer similar services for Outdoor Artificial Sports Surfacing.

Indoor Play Servicing & Inspections

Indoor Soft Play Servicing & Inspections

We know that safety checks are very important where young children are concerned, so we have can service, maintain and repair your indoor play area, plus supply new parts or equipment. We can also help you design and create a brand new play area in your existing space.

Inflatables & PIPA

Inflatables & PIPA Testing

Inspection, repairs and certification, including the PIPA tagging service, with loan inflatables available, plus supplying any replacements.

Pool Hoists & LOLER Inspections

Pool Hoists & LOLER Inspections

LOLER testing and repairs to swimming pools and changing facility hoists, in addition to Hoists supply and installation.

Outdoor Sports Equipment

Outdoor Sports Equipment

Provision of scheduled service and maintenance checks & repairs, available for all play, field sports and athletics equipment.

Athletics Equipment

Athletics Equipment

We carry out athletics maintenance inspections on both field and track equipment. Using our state-of-the-art track cleaning machine, we can also deep clean all polymeric surfaces.

Fitness & Gym Equipment

Fitness & Gym Equipment

For both cardiovascular and resistance equipment, plus Spin Bikes. We provide safety audits, regular lubrication and maintenance, servicing plus relevant repairs.

What People Say About Sport & Play

We are very pleased with the floor lines and will happily use Sport & Play’s services again in the future.

Joe, Phoenix Boxing Club

‘We are increasingly reliant on Sport & Play to deliver our maintenance needs and their wide ranging expertise means that they can meet all of our requirements, including even highly specialised work such as this floor refurbishment. As ever, the quality of their work is first class and was carried out quickly and efficiently with a minimum of disruption to the centre users.’

Fred Furner , Centre Manager, Wave’s Downs Leisure Centre

When Sport & Play came in to quote for this project, I was especially impressed with how knowledgeable they were and the hints and tips they were happy to give. They were very flexible in their approach and nothing proved a problem for them.

LS, Radley College Sports Centre

Sport and Play have provided us with an excellent service, undertaking both the design and installation of our improved indoor play area.

Mr. Tate, Managing Director, Paradise Park