Playground Inspection Training
Playground Inspection training
We have a highly experienced Trainer to deliver this absolutely essential course in keeping children safe in the playground.
The next course will be on Wednesday 28th January 2015
Exact venue to be confirmed.
Typical Delegate rates:
£60 for Members
£120 for Non-members
Please get in touch if you would like more information or to express interest.
Play area Health and Safety
Every year 40,000 injuries to children occur on or around playgrounds.
Compensation claims are on the rise year on year.
Are you doing enough to make sure your are compliant?
Compliance of play areas to the European Standards EN1176 and EN1177
Is not a legal requirement but represents good practice in the event of an accident claim. Although compliance with these standards will not automatically create a safe playground, compliance is considered good practice and shows that providers are exercising their legal ‘duty of care’.
The Government Code of Good Practice for Play Safety states that play areas shall be inspected weekly by a competent person, preferably by someone with some basic training. The Health & Safety at Work Act also requires those responsible for safety to be competent to carry out their role. Insurance companies are increasingly requiring that playground inspections are carried out by a competent person as this may influence the liability and/or value of any potential claims.
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations1999 also states that health and safety training should be repeated periodically where appropriate and be adapted to take account of any new or changed risks to the healthand safety of those concerned.
RoSPA recommend conducting a regime of weekly recorded routine visual inspections of the play area, looking for very obvious faults, and a monthly, more detailed operational inspection. It is important that the fact that these inspections have taken place is recorded and the records kept.