Inspection / Audits

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

We provide play area inspection for Council Parks, Schools, Early Childhood and Commercial Playgrounds.

Playsafe Inspection Services


What we do

Playsafe Consulting Ltd is a professional services provider that specialises in providing playground safety inspections, surface impact testing, design review and inspection 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) and inspect to the NZS:5828 2015 / EN:1176 Playground Safety Standard.



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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Standards Guide

Playground injuries are the leading cause of injury to children ages five 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 percent of playground injuries requiring medical attention occur in schools and are most common among girls between five and nine, and boys between 10 and 14.

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, this is either onto inadequate surfacing or onto hard objects. The most common injury is  a long-bone fracture (involving arms and legs) and these are most common from upper body, overhead activities like  monkey bars and monorails.

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.

The aim should be to make sure that children enjoy themselves, grow and develop through safe play. See Playsafe's 8 effective playground injury prevention measures:

Prevention of

Playground Injuries


Standards Guide

A Guide to the NZS5828:2015 Playground Standard

Have questions about playground safety? Want to learn more about the New Zealand Playground Standard or would you like to easily search answers when you have a question? Get your copy of the Unofficial Playsafe Standards Guide today!

The Playsafe essential Guide to NZS 5828:2015 Playground Equipment & Surfacing Standard. (Electronic pdf copy). This standards guide contains the main requirements of the NZS 5828:2015 and is Ideal for any interested person including Schools, Early Childhood, Councils and any owners or operators of playgrounds and play areas and surfacing.

Get yours today - Only $34.95+gst for a pdf download digital copy. Click the link to purchase:

Playsafe Playground Standards Guide NZS 5828:2015
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Playsafe Consulting Ltd  |  Phone  021720490 (+64 21 720 490) NZBN: 9429046546753 

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

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

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