Annual inspection methodology

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Introduction

These notes are intended as a general guide to the basis of RoSPA's annual inspections. It should be appreciated that only an indication of equipment inspection is included as there are considerable variations between individual items and suppliers.

There are specific checks which are made on individual items and these have not been detailed.

1. Site

1.1 General site location safety factors

  • adjacent hazards
    • transport
    • water
    • industry
    • other
  • protection measures
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • barriers
    • suitability
    • condition

1.2 Access and pathways to site

  • type
  • suitability
  • special needs
  • condition

1.3 Signage

  • type
    • road
    • ownership
    • usage
    • dogs
    • stranger danger
    • others
  • location
  • suitability
  • condition

1.4 Fencing and gates

  • type
    • suitability
    • dog access
  • disability access
    • EN 1176 compliance
    • condition

1.5 General surface

  • drainage
  • pathways
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • surface
    • type
    • suitability
    • disability access
  • condition
  • soil analysis if required

1.6 Other structures

  • walls
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • mounds
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • lights
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • planting
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition
  • others
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition

1.7 Minimum Use Zones

  • compliance with
    • EN 1176
    • RoSPA
    • other comments

1.8 Cleanliness

  • condition

2. Ancillary items

2.1 Seats

  • type
  • suitability
  • condition

2.2 Litter bins

  • type
  • suitability
  • condition

2.3 Cycle racks

  • type
  • suitability
  • condition

2.4 Other

  • type
  • suitability
  • condition

3. Equipment

3.1 Item

  • identification
    • supplier
    • date if known, or estimated
    • position
  • compliance
    • EN 1176
    • RoSPA
  • condition
    • support members
  • accesses
    • ramps
    • ladders
    • platforms
    • others
  • safety features
    • handrails
    • guard-rails
    • infill barriers
    • others
  • seats and other position parts
  • chains
  • covers
  • moving parts
    • shackles
    • bushes
    • bearings
    • restrictor devices
    • covers and guards
  • fixings
    • bolts
    • screws
    • covers
    • locking devices
    • finishes

4. Surfacing

4.1 Equipment surfacing

  • suitability
    • type
    • supplier
    • date if known, or estimated
  • area
    • condition
    • depth
    • cleanliness
    • material analysis if required
    • integrity
    • drainage
  • surrounds
    • type
    • suitability
    • condition

Inspections are undertaken according to our terms and conditions.


Contact Us

Playsafety Ltd *
+44 (0)1793 317470
info@rospaplaysafety.co.uk
Unit 78, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TY
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* RoSPA’s activities in the area of play safety are carried out under an exclusive licence arrangement by an independent and highly experienced specialist company, “Playsafety Ltd” which trades under such licence as “RoSPA Play Safety”.