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 Australasia.

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.


The following are our core services:

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

  • Level 3 Play Inspection -  Annual Outdoor (Compliance)

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

  • Surface Impact Testing (HIC)

  • Training - RPII RoSPA Op Playground Inspector Training

  • Design Review

  • Compliance assessment

  • Risk Assessment

  • Playground Accident / Injury Investigation

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Adam is the Principal Inspector 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 NZ's largest design and manufacturing playground companies. Adam also has an extensive design, engineering, construction and compliance background. 

Adam is a certified Level 3 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 provider and Examination Centre in New Zealand. 

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


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

Playsafe takes professionalism VERY seriously, in fact we sign and abide by a strict code of conduct set by the Register of Playground Inspectors International which includes the following:


  • Ensure that the health and safety of children using the play facility is the primary purpose for any inspection

  • To not misuse their authority or office for personal or other gain

  • To exercise proper and professional judgement & transparency of the inspection process

  • That all inspections are separate and are not influenced by any form of spare parts or maintenance services.


Adam Stride

  • Level 3 Outdoor Annual Inspector
  • Indoor Play Inspector
  • Compliance Consultant
  • Surface Impact Specialist
  • Level 2 Training Facilitator

Playsafe Consulting Ltd is internationally certified and is a suitably qualified test and certification provider as per the requirements of the EN1176, NZS5828:2015 Appendix C2, requirements for Individuals undertaking testing and certification.


Our professional services specialise in compliance review and advice, inspections auditing, training and surface impact testing.  We have extensive background experience in the area of playground projects, design and project management.


Playsafe IS NOT an agency or test laboratory nor are we a chartered professional engineer and we do not provide structural calculations. If this is a requirement, please seek independent professional engineering certification for this through a IPENZ engineer. Playsafe conducts its services on the basis our clients understand and acknowledge this.


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

Playsafe's administration is based in Auckland, but we work nationwide and travel periodically to all ends and corners of New Zealand.


Contact us today to see when were next in your neck of the woods!