Bouncy Castle Testing

DMK Leisure are an accredited Bouncy Castle PIPA Testing Company for Inflatable Play Equipment such as Bouncy Castles, Slides, Obstacle Courses etc. under the PIPA Scheme. According to the Health and Safety at work act, PUWER and BS EN 14960-1:2019 an Inflatable that is used for play such as a bouncy castle needs to be tested annually by a competent person. PIPA is an inspection scheme set up by the inflatable play industry to ensure that inflatable play equipment conforms to recognised safety standards.

The scheme is supported by the HSE who were consulted at every stage of its development. The other HSE supported scheme is the Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS). To see the HSE’s guidance on inflatables, click here.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require that all work equipment, including inflatable play, must be tested suitable intervals (usually once a year).

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) and subsequent regulations require all inflatable play equipment “that is designed to be used by a member of the public for entertainment purposes either as a slide or for bouncing upon” to be tested by a competent person.

BS EN 14960 is the only standard for design, manufacture and testing of inflatable play equipment. Following the standard is regarded as “best practice” and would usually be sufficient to demonstrate compliance with HASAWA. The published standard is subject to copyright so cannot be made available from this website. 

PIPA only covers inflatable play equipment within the scope of BS EN 14960. To find out more go to PIPA.org.uk

Operators using other testing schemes or methods may be required to demonstrate how such procedures equal or better the accepted “best practice”. Testers with no formal qualifications, however well experienced, would probably not be able to satisfy a court of their competence.

The PIPA scheme delivers improved safety for users, quality assurance and certified initial and annual testing.

 All of our staff have been trained and examined by the RPII
(Register of Play Inspectors International LTD).

PIPA has expanded its scope (at the request of HSE) to include ‘Non Ride On’ games. eg Basketball Shootout, Football Shootout, Football Darts, etc Any game that participants do not get onto, inside or into the game to participate

We also carry out the annual inspection of Inflatable Games, Jumping Pillows, Pool inflatables etc.

We operate mobile inflatable testing throughout the U.K. hence whether you are in Cheshire, Manchester, Shropshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Stoke on Trent, Yorkshire, Leeds, County Durham, Merseyside, Staffordshire, West Midlands or even Wales, DMK Leisure can make sure your inflatable are safe to use.

To Book Your Inflatables in for a PIPA Test CALL: 0161 705 2282 NOW!!!

Bouncy Castle PIPA Testing

Bouncing Pillow Inspection

Inflatable Bouncing Pillows are covered by Part Two of BS EN 14960-2:2019 standard. Inflatable bouncing pillows have been around for over thirty years and are becoming increasingly popular in recent years and have been popping up at many attractions including Adventure Farms throughout the U.K.

Inflatable bouncing pillows can have a rather long life expectancy depending on various factors of course and it is important that they are annually tested to ensure their continued safe use.

As qualified RPII Inspectors, DMK Leisure are able to conduct the annual safety checks on inflatable bouncing pillows. We are based in Nantwich in Cheshire but can cover the whole of England and Wales subject to an additional mileage cost. So if you’re looking for an inflatable bouncing pillow tester please get in touch; we will be happy to provide a quote or answer assist with any questions you may have.

Inflatable bouncing pillow testing is an in-depth job that requires both time and technique. There are a lot of things that we look for:

  • This is a check of at least 35 points!
  • The internal air pressure is checked;
  • The perimeter fencing is checked;
  • The height and distance of surrounding items are assessed;
  • And full risk assessments and health and safety investigations are performed. 

Understanding the safety implications and requirements of static bouncy pillow examinations is a specialist subject that requires a lot of knowledge and as firm commitment to performing a comprehensive job.

Our team will examine your bouncy pillow meticulously to make certain that none of your clients experience any problems through use of it. This ensures the continued wellbeing of your service users and helps you to avoid any of the pitfalls improper testing could lead to.

So why not get in touch and have a chat with us.

Bouncing Pillow Inspection

Out Of Scope Inspections

DMK Leisure carry out the inspection of all inflatable products that are used for commercial leisure activities. Unfortunately not all inflatable are in the scope of BS EN 14960. (BS EN 14960 applies to inflatable play equipment intended for use by children fourteen years and under both individually and collectively).

With a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the inflatable industry, DMK Leisure are able to conduct the annual safety checks on all inflatable devices. We inspect Jump Bags, Pool Inflatables and Inflatable Games and issue a Annual Conditions Report.

Jump Bag inspection

Pool Inflatable Inspections

Many Leisure Centres and Holiday Parks use pool inflatables in there swimming pools and like all other commercial inflatable products the need to be inspected on an annual basis.

DMK Leisure have many years experience working with pool inflatables and are able to conduct the annual safety checks on your pool inflatable and electric blower. Once we have inspected your pool inflatable we will issue a Annual Conditions Report and make any recommendations to ensure your inflatable is safe to use.

Pool Inflatable Inspection