Inflatables Safety Checklist

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Top Tips to Help You Prepare for Your PIPA Inspection

If you have inflatable toys and bouncy castles on your premises, you’ll know that they fall within the scope of the PIPA inspection scheme, which was set up to ensure that children’s inflatable play equipment conforms to recognised standards and remains safe.

Inflatables Safety Checklist

1. Blower fan

1.1 Check the blower fan has no exposed wires or loose screws or bolts etc.

1.2 Check air inlet and outlet mesh guards are secure and intact.

1.3 Check that no associated plugs, sockets or switches are damaged.

1.4 Check that electrical cables are not chaffed or worn.

1.5 Check that blower and inflation tube are correctly connected and positioned.

1.6 Check that blower is connected via a suitable RCD Circuit breaker.

2. Anchor Points

2.1 Check that all anchor points on the inflatable are intact and not damaged.

2.2 Check that anchor ropes are attached and not chaffed or worn.

2.3 Check that ground anchor fixings are secure and correctly positioned.

2.4 Check that inflatable is securely attached at all anchor points.

3. Inflatable Structure

3.1 Check that the inflatable is clear of all rubbish especially sharp objects.

3.2 Check that structure is clean and free from any mould or surface damage.

3.3 Check that wall to tower fixings are not damaged.

3.4 Check that all deflation zips are fully closed.

3.5 Thoroughly check that the surface seams of the bed, step and front apron are free from rips or holes.

3.6 Check that, when fully inflated, the bed, step and front apron are correctly inflated and, where fitted, walls and towers are firm and upright.

4. Plus for Location and Operation

4.1 Check that location of inflatable remains suitable.

4.2 Check that a groundsheet is installed and anchored where required.

4.3 Check that safety mats are in place and in good order.

4.4 Check that, for external use, the inflatable is not used outside recommended weather conditions.

4.5 Check that operators have received effective training including use and safety.

4.6 Check that limits of age and number of users is enforced.

To download this checklist of inflatable safety inspection top tips please click here.

For further guidance and advice on installing a new inflatable toy or bouncy castle, or to book a PIPA safety inspection or service visit , please contact us and we will be pleased to assist.

Inflatables Safety Checklist

Annual testing of inflatables is a must – so make sure you are prepared for your next PIPA inspection with some Top Tips on how to keep your inflatable play equipment up to scratch.

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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

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

‘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