Health & Safety

We work with Leisure Centres, Schools, Colleges & Universities across the UK

Indoor & Outdoor Sport Equipment & Sport Facility Inspections

Every Inspection and Maintenance Service Sport & Play undertake are designed to comply with the British Standards Institute (BSEN913.2008) and the Health & Safety at work act (1974), which states:

“It is of the utmost importance that all physical education equipment is maintained in a fully safe condition. General maintenance should take place on a regular basis, with an inspection carried out at least once a year.”

We recommend regular inspections and efficient maintenance, as it is not only necessary to meet safety legislation but is also cost effective, as it allows existing equipment to be maintained and kept in the safest possible condition, which in turn then extends the equipment’s life.

Not only do our health and safety services provide you and your users with peace of mind, but we can also issue you with a certificate proving your equipment and facilities’ safety. These certificates not only prove your compliance with the Health & Safety At Work Act (1974) but will also come in useful if you are inspected by governing bodies.

Inspection & Maintenance Reports

Customers with Inspection Agreements will have pre-booked appointments made for their Annual Inspection. After every inspection, our qualified inspectors will produce an all-inclusive report for you to keep, and will explain its contents in full. These reports detail the equipment inspected, its condition and any remedial work required. This work will be ranked in priority as per the scale below, to help identify areas which need immediate attention.

Book your Health & Safety inspection today

01323 811526 or email us at hello@sportplay.co.uk

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Our priority rating:

  • Not to current standard, low level priority = safe to use but equipment requires maintenance and repair
  • At risk, medium level priority = continued use may lead to further damage to equipment and lead to risk of injury
  • Immediately dangerous, high level priority = equipment constitutes an immediate risk of injury if use is continued

Before any corrective work is carried out on faulty equipment, a written estimate is submitted explaining the defects and the cost of returning the equipment to a safe condition. While it is possible to only sanction some of the quoted repairs, to prioritise certain works, nothing will be carried out until an official confirmation is received

Resulting from the initial inspection, in line with BSI recommendations, equipment which is deemed to be in an unsafe condition would be cordoned off until the repairs are conducted.

If you are an existing customer of ours don’t forget you have access to SportNET our on-line management system.

What’s Included in a Service Inspection?

  • Cricket Netting
    Inspect, check trolleys, netting, canvas, storage envelopes and fittings. Check compliance dimensions.
  • Division Netting
    Inspect, check trolleys, netting, canvas, storage bags and fittings.
  • Basketball
    Inspect, tighten fixings, re-hang nets, check compliance dimensions.
  • Benches
    Inspect, tighten fixings, replace screws.
  • Mats
    Inspect, check for wear/cuts/splits and integrity of foam.
  • Soft Play Shapes
    Inspect, check for wear/cuts/splits and integrity of foam.
  • Floor Sockets
    Inspect, clean where possible, tighten, surrounding flooring and dimensions for compliance.
  • Games Posts
    Inspect, check wheels, check welds, check rubber feet, lubricate.
  • Storage
    Inspect, tighten brackets, replace screws.
  • Trolleys
    Inspect, tighten, lubricate.
  • Mini Tramps
    Inspect, tighten, check rubber feet, lubricate.
  • Gymnastics Equipment
    Inspect, tighten, check rubber feet, check trim, lubricate. At higher competition levels check compliances.
  • Asymmetric Bars
    Inspect, tighten, check cables & floor sockets. At higher competition levels check compliances.
  • Trampoline Spotting Rig
    Inspect, visually check pulleys, check rope work & harness.
  • All Portable Equipment
    Inspect, tighten, check rubber feet, lubricate, check storage and stability.
  • Trackway
    Inspect, check trolleys, brackets, track alignment & re-hang any netting that has come off the trolley hooks.
  • Cricket Netting
    Inspect, check trolleys, brackets, track alignment, re-hang any netting that has come off the trolley hooks and remove any debris/balls from the roof the netting.
  • Divisional Netting
    Inspect, check trolleys, brackets, track alignment & re-hang any netting that has come off the trolley hooks.
  • Basketball
    Inspect, tighten fixings, re-hang un-damaged nets, check winch motors/drums, check cables, check pulleys & lubricate, check fail safe device.
  • Trampoline Spotting Rig
    Inspect, check pulleys, check brackets check rope work & harness.
  • Fixings to Building
    Inspect from trackway height by visual inspection and maneuvering bracketry to identify any excessive movement at higher level. Further investigation is to be undertaken if any suspicions are detected.
  • Leg Sections
    Inspect, check welds, check collars.
  • Side Rails
    Inspect, tighten bushes, level.
  • End Rails
    Inspect, check angles, check welds.
  • Leg Braces
    Inspect, adjust grub screws, check fittings.
  • Bed
    Inspect, check anchor bars, check webbing, check stitching.
  • Coverall Pads
    Inspect, check ties, condition of pads & correct fitting.
  • Springs/Cables
    Inspect cables/springs for wear.
  • Adjusters/Chains
    Inspect, tighten & adjust.
  • Roller Stands
    Inspect, tighten castors, check hooks, lubricate.
  • Spotting End Decks
    Inspect, tighten castors, check pads, check welds, lubricate.
  • Woodwork
    Inspect, minor repairs, tighten fixings, replace screws.
  • Metalwork
    Inspect, minor repairs, tighten fixings.
  • Beam Units
    Inspect, level beams, tighten fixings,
    adjust ropes, remove covers, check wires, check pulleys.
  • Wall Bars
    Inspect, tighten fixings, check wheels.
  • Rope Tracks
    Inspect ropes, check fixings, check track.
  • Basketball
    Inspect, tighten fixings, re-hang nets.
  • Mats
    Inspect, check for wear/cuts/splits and integrity of foam.
  • Benches
    Inspect, tighten fixings, replace screws.
  • Vaulting Equipment
    Inspect, check covers, tighten.
  • Gymnastics Equipment
    Inspect, tighten, check rubber feet, check trim, lubricate.
  • Asymmetric Bars
    (Note: must be assembled prior to arrival at site.)
    Insect, tighten, check cables & floor sockets. At higher competition levels check compliances
  • Netting
    Inspect, check trolleys.
  • All Portable Equipment
    Inspect, tighten, check rubber feet, lubricate, check storage and stability
  • Football goals (non-socketed)
    Inspect, check welds/metal work, tighten fixings, check wheels, Check correct anchorage/ weight/ stability, check nets and net supports
  • Football Goals (socketed)
    Inspect, check welds/metal work, tighten fixings, check wheels, Check sockets and foundation, stability, check nets and net supports
  • Rugby goals and Gaelic Football
    Inspect, check welds/metal work, tighten fixings at ladder height only, check wheels, Check sockets, foundation and stability, check nets and net supports gaelic football
  • Divider Nets
    Inspect, check fixings, check cable & winch.
  • Football Goals
    Inspect, check welds, check fixings and stability & tighten.
  • Hockey Goals
    Inspect, check welds, check fixings and stability & tighten.
  • Sports Posts
    Inspect, check welds, check fixings and stability & tighten.
  • Safety Anchors
    Inspect, check they are in use, check & re-fix chains.
  • Surround Fencing
    Visual check of fencing.
  • Gates
    Visual check of gates.

(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
  • Starting Blocks & Sockets
    Inspect, check fiberglass, check feet, check fixings, check sockets.
  • Backstroke Turn Markers & Sockets
    Inspect, check sockets degrease & lubricate rods.
  • Lane Ropes
    Inspect, check for wear, check cables, check tensioner, adjust, check floats.
  • Lane Rope Storage Reels
    Inspect, check welds/metal work, tighten fixings, check wheels & hubs.
  • Life Guard Chairs
    Inspect, check welds/metal work, tighten fixings, check steps & seat.
  • Frame
    Inspect, check welds, tighten fixings, lubricate.
  • Guide Rods
    Inspect, degrease & lubricate rods.
  • Wires/Belts
    Inspect, check for wear, adjust, lubricate, replace worn shackles/karabina hooks.
  • Upholstery
    Inspect, check for wear, tighten fixings
  • Plungers
    Inspect, re-tap threads if required, adjust springs.
  • Rubbers
    Inspect, check for damage, replace if worn.
  • Weight Stacks
    Inspect, adjust, check for damage, replace spacer rubbers.
  • Pulleys
    Inspect, check bearing, tighten, lubricate.
  • Handles/Clips
    Inspect, check for wear & operation.
  • Selector Keys
    Inspect, check for wear.

‘The Performance Inflatable Play Accreditation (PIPA) scheme is designed to provide a system whereby inflatable play equipment can conform to the testing and inspection requirements of HSE guidelines detailed in EIS7.’

Inflatable Blower Inspection Specification

Size and type – is this the correct blower for the inflatable?
Inlet & outlet mesh – are they there? are they intact? are they the correct mesh size?

Cable & plug – these should be checked on the PAT test – typical faults I find are plug pins bent, cable outer sheath pulled out of cable gland, cable worn, cracked, cut or split and showing inner wires.

Casing & Impellor – are there cracks in the casing? are there feet missing or loose? Is the outlet nozzle sound and fixed properly onto the casing? are there any rivets or screws missing? are there any nasty sharp bits sticking out?
PAT test – is the PAT test sticker legible? does it show a valid date?

Return flap – is a return flap fitted? if so, is it working correctly? if not, is one necessary?

This last check has to do with deflation/evacuation time. There has to be enough time for the children to evacuate the inflatable, in

  • Floor & Deck Pads
    Inspect, check PVC, check foam, check security.
  • Netting
    Inspect, check tension, check for holes, check attachment.
  • Ramps
    Inspect, check PVC, check foam, check security.
  • Cargo Nets & Rope Bridges
    Inspect, check for wear, check tension, check attachment, check backing net, check any stepping stones.
  • Slides
    Inspect, check access point, check sliding surface, check joints, check external flanges, check fixings, check run off.
  • Crawl Tubes
    Inspect, check access points, check surface, check joints, check external flanges, check fixings.
  • Rope Swings
    Inspect, check rope & shackles for wear.
  • Roller Squeeze
    Inspect, check bearing, check rotation, check PVC, check foam, check security.
  • Bash Bags / Hanging Snakes
    Inspect, check attachment & straps, check PVC, check foam.
  • Sky Glide
    Inspect, check trolley, check chain/shackle, check shackle pad, check rope for wear, check buoy is inflated.
  • Ball Pool
    Check the ball pool is the appropriate depth.
    Check it is free from foreign objects & damaged balls – if ball wash is also completed.
  • Vinyl Panels
    Inspect, check eyelets, check PVC, check attachment.
  • Soft Play
    Inspect, check PVC, check foam, check zips/velcro.

Hoist LOLER Testing

LIFTING DEVICE

LIFTING DEVICE ATTACHMENTS

Chains/Cables/LinKages

Chains/Cables/LinKages

Scissor Mechanism

Scissor Mechanism

Lift Actuator/Ram

Scissor Mechanism

Attachments

Hand Controls

Mast/Boom

Wiring

Sacral Section – Frame Connector Bolts

Power Supply

Straps Fixings

Castors

Hydraulics

Functional Test

Side Rail Gaps

Back-up Batteries

Wiring

Lubricate

Hand Controls

Condition

Operation/Functional Test

Frame Defects

PAT Test

PAT Test

LIFTING DEVICE

SAFETY SYSTEMS

Arm Rests

Audible/Visual Warning

Frame

Operation of Interlocks

Castors/Wheels

Safety Rails

Brakes

Safety Switches

Back Rest

Safety Stop Switches

Seat

Security Capacity Data Plates

Commode

Security Control Data Plates

Arm Rests

Back-up Batteries

Foot Rests

Charger

Battery Condition

Wiring

Charger

Hand Controls

Hand Controls

Frame Defects

Functional Test

Functional Test

PAT Test

Weight Test – Max Load

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.

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Sports Flooring Repair & Relining

Sport & Play can provide a range of sports, dance and squash court flooring systems. Including Pulastic sports flooring.

Polyurethane Sports Hall Flooring

Supply, installation and maintenance of the hard wearing and very versatile Pulastic synthetic sports floorings.

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.

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