Playsafe Consulting Ltd is New Zealand's leading provider of playground professional services, including safety inspections of Playgrounds and Skateparks, surface impact testing, design reviews, and inspection training. We serve Council Parks, Schools, and Early Childhood centers across the country.
As a holder of international accreditation from the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII), our services are highly recommended by the Ministry of Education and the Education Review Office. Our inspectors are independent, impartial, confidential, police vetted, and insured with professional indemnity.
With over 30 years of experience in the commercial park and recreation industry, our team has a deep understanding of playground design, construction, project management, compliance, and maintenance.
Our story at Playsafe began with a passion for playground safety and a dedication to making a difference in the lives of children. Our founders, brought together their expertise in playground compliance, project management, engineering, and construction of playgrounds to create a company that could provide a unique level of safety and operational support to the playground industry.
We look forward to continuing this journey and making even more significant contributions to the playground industry in the years to come.
Meet the Team
Founder and Director
Adam Stride is the founder and director of Playsafe and has over two decades of expertise in the playground industry as a former managing director of a leading NZ playground manufacturing company. With a strong background in design, compliance, manufacturing, construction, and project management, Adam is widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry when it comes to playground maintenance and compliance matters.
He is a certified RPII Level 3 Outdoor Play Inspector and the only accredited RPII Level 4 Indoor Enclosed Play Inspector in New Zealand. Adam is also an expert in conducting surface impact tests on various types of impact-absorbing playground surfaces, which is one of his specialties.
Daniel is a qualified RPII L3 Outdoor Play Inspector with a strong background in playground engineering and production. With over a decade of experience managing production for one of New Zealand's largest manufacturers, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his role as an inspector at Playsafe.
Daniel's practical and solution-oriented approach to issues enhances the expertise of the Playsafe team.
Dale Hartog (SA)
Business Development / Play Inspector
Dale Hartog is the founder and Business Development director of IHSS Group, a subsidiary of the Veers Group and has over 15 years of expertise in the Health & Safety industry. With a strong background in Health & Safety and understanding the lack of compliance in the Playground environment in the South Africa, this created the opportunity for IHSS Group to joined forces with international experts Playsafe Ltd and with that Playsafe Africa was established, and with its main objective to create safer play environments for the children of South Africa.
He is a Outdoor Play Inspector as well as is a SABS Technical Committee member for Safety of Playgrounds and Playground Equipment - SABS/TC 1090.
Carrie-Ann Jubber (SA)
Carrie-Ann has been involved in the corporate environment for over 20 years and specializes in Business Administration & Project Coordination. Her administrative approach and attention to detail enhances the expertise of the Playsafe team allowing internal processes to operate effectively.
With over a decade of experience in engaging with various manufacturers and suppliers across different sectors, she brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on client requirements of manufacturers and suppliers.
She is a Outdoor Play Inspector and oversees key accounts of the business.
Our core services include play safety inspections/audits to meet EN 1176, NZS5828, AS 4685 and SANS S1176 playground equipment and surfacing standards, as well as compliance consultancy and HIC surface impact testing.
We are also proud to be one of the largest RPII Playground Inspector training providers and examination centers in New Zealand, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Playsafe specializes in playground safety services as follows:
Level 2 Play Inspection - Operational (Wear & Tear)
Level 3 Play Inspection - Annual, Comprehensive & Post-install audits (Compliance)
Level 4 Play Inspection - Enclosed Play Indoor
Surface Impact Testing - Site in-situ testing & Product CFH Testing
Training - RPII RoSPA Inspector
Design evaluations/Plan Review
Timber / Wood Condition Test (micro-drilling)
Expert Witness - Playground Injury Investigation
Project Management, Consultancy, support.
We inspect and assess to a number of different standards, including:
Play Equipment & Surfacing – BS EN 1176 & 1177 / NZS 5828 / SANS 51176
MUGA’s (Multi Use Games Areas) – BS EN 15312 – Free Access Multi Sports
Skate Parks – BS EN 14974 – Roller Sports Equipment
Outdoor Fitness Equipment – BS EN 16630
Parkour Equipment – BS EN 16899
Playsafe Head office is located in Auckland, New Zealand. Our South Africa partner is located in Johannesburg. Our services extend Internationally.
Our qualified inspectors travel regularly throughout New Zealand, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Get in touch to find out when we are next in your area!
Playsafe Consulting Ltd is an incorporated New Zealand owned and operated Limited liability company NZBN: 9429046546753
Playsafe South Africa is operated as an affiliate partner of Playsafe NZ IHSS Group, a subsidiary of the Veers Group.
NZ - We are fully insured with comprehensive Professional Services Indemnity Insurance ($1,000,000 coverage) and Public Liability Insurance ($20,000,000 coverage).
SA - Coming Soon
Our inspectors at Playsafe are certified by the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII) at the international level. They hold accreditation for Level 3 Outdoor Play Inspection, Indoor/Enclosed Play Inspection, Operational Inspection, and HIC Impact Testing, and are experts in providing compliance services to the NZS5828 Playground Safety Standards. Additionally, Playsafe is the leading registered and accredited training and examination center for the RPII in New Zealand.
Health & Safety
At Playsafe Consulting Ltd, our top priority is health and safety management. We aim to continuously improve our performance in this area by making safety a key part of all our operations. Our commitment to the health and safety of our staff, clients, and colleagues is unwavering. We are proud to hold a Site Wise GREEN designation, which reflects our strong commitment to health and safety and demonstrates the high quality of our health and safety systems.
Confidentiality is a key aspect of our inspection services. To preserve the credibility and integrity of the risk assessment process and to protect all involved parties, our assessors will not disclose any information obtained during the risk assessment to unauthorized individuals, unless legally required to do so.
At Playsafe, we take pride in delivering professional services that are certified, impartial, confidential, and independent. We are committed to maintaining an unbiased and unprejudiced approach to ensure the health and safety of all those who use playground equipment and surfaces.
Our team operates under the highest standards of professionalism and strictly adheres to the code of conduct established by the Register of Playground Inspectors International. We take our professional responsibilities seriously and always strive to provide the best possible service.
Playsafe provides its services on the basis and understanding that clients are aware of the following: As a certified provider of RPII Playground Compliance services, we specialize in inspecting, training, and conducting impact tests on playground equipment and surfaces in accordance with relevant standards.
Please note that Playsafe Consulting Ltd is not an AS/ISO agency or a testing laboratory. Our expertise lies in being a suitable and recognized testing facility for playground compliance and surface impact testing. We are not structural engineers and do not provide structural calculations. For any structural advice, we recommend seeking the services of a chartered professional engineer.