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Play area risk assessments

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations recommend that owners and managers of premises should undertake a risk assessment of their facilities - this includes the children's playground.


The purpose of risk assessment is to:

  • undertake a systematic review of the potential for harm
  • evaluate the likelihood of harm occurring.

When this is done the manager has to:

  • decide whether the existing control measures are adequate
  • decide whether more needs to be done

RoSPA risk assessment

By evaluating the frequency of accidents and the consequences, RoSPA has been able to develop a risk assessment system which is based on experience and knowledge of injuries occurring on children's playgrounds. This service is available to operators of outdoor playgrounds as part of their annual inspection or as a separate service.

Contact Us

Playsafety Ltd *
+44 (0)1793 317470
[email protected]
Unit 78, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TY
* 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”.