‘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