Inspection / Audits

Our play inspections reports are unique, both comprehensive, practical and is a solutions focused working document.

We provide play area inspection for Council Parks, Schools, ECE and Commercial Playgrounds

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What we do

Playsafe Consulting Ltd is a professional services provider that specialises in providing playground safety inspections, design consultation and standards training throughout New Zealand. Playsafe's aim is to ensure children enjoy themselves, grow and develop through safe play.

We are internationally accredited to the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII). Playsafe inspects to the NZS:5828 2015 / EN:1176 Playground Safety Standards. We provide inspections, compliance consultancy, HIC surface impact testing and are one of the few approved RPII Level 2 examination centres in New Zealand.





Playground Compliance / Design Reviews

Level 2 - Operational (Wear & Tear) Audits

Level 3 - Outdoor (Compliance) Audits

Level 4 - Indoor Playground Audits

Surface Impact (Fall Height) HIC Testing

Play Area Inspection Training - RPII RoSPA 


Canterbury Playcentre Association

 "The Ministry recommended you to us and I can see by the quality and detail of the report but more importantly a clear indication on what needs to be done urgently that it will help us with not only the centres you have inspected but

with many others."

Auckland City Council

"The course was well worth money.

I will recommend we send all MDC’s and AMIS team on this course.  I literally incorporated what I learned  the very next day when I was out auditing our Playgrounds and open spaces.''

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Entrapment Probes

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Standards Guide

A Guide to the NZS5828:2015 Playground Standard
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Playground injuries are the leading cause of injury to children ages 5 to 14 in schools.

Lack of supervision is associated with 40 percent of playground injuries. A recent study found that children play without adult supervision more often on school playgrounds (32 percent of the time) than playgrounds in parks (22 percent). Approximately 58% of playground injuries requiring medical attention occur in Schools and are most common among children between 5-9 yrs girls and 10-14 yrs boys. Most common injury times occur between 12pm -4pm.


The most common causes of medical attention from playgrounds is injury suffered from falling-Approximately 70 percent of playground equipment-related injuries involve falls to the surface, and 10 percent involve falls onto equipment. Either to inadequate surfacing or onto hard objects. The most common injury Is long-bone fractures (arms & legs) which are most common from
upperbody overhead activities such as monkey bars, monorails etc. This is generally due to the height of the bars and the quality of the surface below.


Protective surfacing under and around playground equipment can reduce the severity of and even prevent playground fall-related injuries. The risk of injury in a fall onto a nonimpact absorbing surface such as asphalt or concrete is more than twice that of falling onto an impact-absorbing surface.


Much emphasis and effort is being placed on increasing physical activity among children as it promotes good health and prevents obesity. Play is also important in the development of social behaviour, enabling children to interact with their peers. However, with this increase in physical activity and play, there is also an increase in the risk of injury. It is therefore necessary to ensure that safety measures are taken to prevent these injuries.

Prevention of

Playground Injuries

Playsafe's aim is to ensure children enjoy themselves, grow and
develop through safe play.
See our 8 Effective Playground Injury Prevention Measures


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Playsafe Consulting Ltd NZBN: 9429046546753

Physical Address: Level 1 - 40 Stonefields Avenue, Stonefields, Auckland 1072 New Zealand

Post Address: Po Box 133-161 Eastridge Auckland 1146 New Zealand

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