About us 

Having over 20 years experience in the commercial park and recreation industry specialising in playgrounds with an extensive history in design, construction, project management, compliance and maintenance of playgrounds.

Playsafe's specialist professional services are certified, independent, impartial, and confidential. We provide certified inspection, design review and surface impact testing and inspection training directly for Schools, Councils, Early Childhood, Suppliers, Landscape Architects and Commercial Interiors. We are internationally accredited to the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII).

Our core services include play safety inspections/audits to the EN 1176, NZS5828 and AS 4685 Playground equipment and surfacing standards., compliance consultancy, HIC surface impact testing and we are proud to be one of the largest training providers and examination centres for RPII Playground Inspectors in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Our inspectors are police vetted, COVID-19 vaccinated and carry both public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Our play area reporting services are recommended by MoE, ERO and Local Government throughout New Zealand.



​Playsafe specialises in playground safety services as follows:

  • Level 2 Play Inspection -  Operational (Wear & Tear)

  • Level 3 Play Inspection -  Annual Outdoor (Compliance)

  • Level 4 Play Inspection -  Enclosed Play Indoor (enclosed play areas)

  • Post-Installation Inspection / Audit

  • Surface Impact Testing (HIC Drop Testing)

  • Training - RPII RoSPA L2 Playground Inspector Training

  • Design Reviews

  • Timber / Wood Condition Test

  • Expert Witness - Playground Injury Investigation


Adam is the Founder and Director of Playsafe and has over 20 years of playground design, manufacturing and project management experience as the former Managing Director of one of the largest NZ playground manufacturing suppliers. Adam has an extensive background in design, engineering, construction, business management and compliance standards.

Adam is a L3 Outdoor Playground Inspector and Surface Impact testing specialist and is the only accredited indoor enclosed play inspector in NZ as well as being the largest recognized playground inspector training examiner in New Zealand.

Adam is one of the most knowledgeable in the industry with regard to playground maintenance issues, compliance and testing different types and properties of impact absorbing playground surfaces.


Playsafe Consulting Ltd is an incorporated New Zealand owned and operated Limited liability company NZBN: 9429046546753

We carry comprehensive Professional Services Indemnity Insurance ($1,000,000 Cover) and Public Liability Insurance ($5,000,000 Cover)


Playsafe inspectors are internationally accredited to the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII). We are accredited to Level 3 Outdoor Play Inspection, Indoor / Enclosed Play inspection, Operational inspection and HIC Impact testing and specialise in compliance services to the NZS5828 Playground Safety Standards.

Playsafe is also the largest registered and accredited training and examination centre for the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII) in New Zealand.

Health & Safety

Playsafe Consulting Ltd is committed to striving for excellence in Health and Safety Management.


We will take all practicable steps to provide a safe working environment for employee’s, sub-contractors and any other persons within the vicinity of our work site. In doing so, we will comply with relevant health & safety legislation,codes of practice and best practice standards.

Our focus is on sustainable, continuous improvement in health & safety performance through making safety a part of everything we do. Playsafe Consulting is committed to the Health & Safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.


We are proud to carry a Site Wise GOLD status that demonstrates a high quality health and safety system in place.


Our inspection services are confidential. In order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the risk assessment processes and to protect the parties involved, it is understood that the assessors will not divulge to unauthorized persons any information obtained during this risk assessment unless legally obligated to do so.


Our professional services are certified, independent, impartial, and confidential.

Playsafe is unprejudiced and unbiased, we are PROFESSIONALS and will only ever conduct ourselves to ensure our services are for the primary purpose of health and safety.

Playsafe takes professionalism VERY seriously and abide by the strict code of conduct set by the Register of Playground Inspectors International.


Playsafe conducts its services on the basis our clients understand and acknowledge the following: Playsafe is an approved & certified RPII Level 3 Playground inspection and training provider, specialising in training, compliance and surface testing professional services with competence in the area of playground compliance services to NZS5828:2015.

Playsafe IS NOT an agency or ISO accredited test laboratory nor are we a chartered professional engineer and we do not provide structural calculations. Our testing and certification for compliance is based on being a suitably qualified and recognised testing facility. Should you require a chartered professional engineer please seek independent professional engineering certification for this through a IPENZ engineer.

Nationwide Service

Playsafe's administration is based in Auckland, but we work nationwide and travel periodically to all ends and corners of New Zealand. (We have monthly schedules in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch). Contact us today to see when we are next in your area!

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