26 May : Bouncy castle safety warning as 1.5 million due to be inflated next week for private parties

10 million adults in England planning garden party this half-term

14 November : Playground usage surges during second lockdown

One in 3 parents and carers visited a playground with their children last weekend

7 Aug : Tower Hamlets council charged over girl killed by rotting swing.

A council has been charged with health and safety breaches over the death of a five-year-old girl in a playground and faces a potential £2 million legal bill, the Standard has learned.

4 July : RPII Media Statement on Playgrounds Re-opening

The RPII is delighted that the government have said that playgrounds and outdoor gyms can open from the 4th July, however they are today issuing important advice to parents and carers planning on visiting outdoor playgrounds with their children.

3 July : National bodies meet to discuss government guidance on the opening of playgrounds

A number of national bodies with interests in play, including The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) met with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to discuss the current government guidance and clarify it’s practical application as playgrounds prepare to open.

24 June 2020 : Statement on the Government’s announcement on the reopening of outdoor playgrounds on July 4th 2020

The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) is today calling for all playground owners to carry out an in-depth inspection prior to the reopening of any facility and ensure that all inspection schedules are brought fully up to date.

19 Oct : BSEN 14960 Part 1 has been issued

The new standard for inflatable play has been issued.

21 DEC : New standards November 2017

With the introduction of new standards on the 30th November it is crucial that we all start applying these consistently and to avoid any misunderstandings going forward the attached statement sets out the current position and withdrawal date for the current standard.

The RPII is the official body for examining, accrediting and certificating indoor, outdoor and inflatable play inspectors.

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