Inflateable Play

Inflatable Play

Inflatable play safety inspections

Using RPII inspectors for inflatable play inspections provides owners and managers of this type of equipment the peace of mind to offer their facilities knowing that the appropriate safety measures have been taken.

The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) provides accreditation in courses to the competence level required by the Pertexa Inflatable Play Accreditation (PIPA) scheme. By using a RPII inspector, you can be sure that the inflatable play equipment in question has been inspected and tested for compliance in accordance with the HSE guidelines as detailed in BSEN14960:2013.

We work alongside several other organisations who are also involved in the PIPA scheme to ensure that all inflatable safety standards are met. These organisations are:

  • The Inflatable Play Manufacturers Association (IPMA)
  • Association of Inflatable Manufacturers, Operators, Designers & Suppliers (AIMODS)
  • The National Association of Inflatable Hirers (NAIH)
  • British Inflatable Hirers Association (BIHA)

Types of Inspector

Annual Inspectors

Check the ongoing state of repair of inflatable equipment. 

If you’re responsible for the management or maintenance of inflatable play equipment and you’re looking for a competent individual or company to carry out an annual inspection, you can find your nearest local Annual Inflatables RPII Inspector by following the link.

Operator / Attendants

These inspector types cover the following:

For CONTROLLERS (those who have overall control of the equipment and who are responsible for its inspection & maintenance e.g. Hirers)

For OPERATORS (those persons, over 18 years, appointed by the controller to be in charge of the day to day operation of the equipment)

For ATTENDANTS (those persons, over 16 years, working under the direction of the operator to assist in the operation of the equipment)

The course and exam contains the following-:

Conformity and Standards

  • Safe Handling
  • Setting up outdoors on Grass / Earth
  • Positioning of perimeter fence
  • Clear area around inflatable
  • How to construct the bouncy correctly
  • Setting up indoors
  • Routine Inspections
  • Attendants duties
  • Operators duties
  • Emergencies and accidents procedures
  • Putting equipment away.

You can find operator / attendant inspectors by following this link.