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Case Studies | Project Portfolio

See some of our most favourite projects we are proud to have been involved with below!

And checkout what our clients have to say Client Reviews

Karori Park Playground
Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and CREO Space turned to Playsafe for support in ensuring compliance with the NZS5828:2015 standards during the playground design process.


Our role included conducting a design review of the concept plan, reviewing any revisions, performing a post-installation inspection, and finally issuing a certificate of compliance upon completion of the project.

Tongariro Domain Playspace

Taupo District Council + Bespoke Architects

Right in the heart of the town center is Taupō's newest family destination – Tongariro Domain Playground! The beautiful new colours and artwork were composed by local Tūwharetoa artist, Kingi, Pitiroi in collaboration with Hawira Karaitiana from the Taupō Museum to reflect Taupō's story of the mountains and waterways.


In partnership with Bespoke Landscape Architects, Playsafe helped deliver a compliant playspace to Taupo District Council. Our main focus was to verify the equipment and surfacing for conformity with relevant standards, and then conduct a post-installation inspection to ensure compliance with NZS5828/EN1176 requirements. Upon completion of the project, we issued a certificate of compliance.

New Shoots Children's Centres

The skilled team at New Shoots has designed and built breathtaking outdoor spaces that merge nature-inspired play areas with safety and compliance in accordance with the NZS5828. Playsafe has been proud to support their efforts by providing design review and post-installation compliance reporting at 15 of their locations throughout Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Northland, and Waikato.

Summerland School
Sky Playground

The talented Michael Davies from Daedal Architecture brought in Playsafe to review and help create the design for the innovative and imaginative 'Sky' playground project at Summerland School. Our expertise in risk assessment and post-installation audit compliance was utilized throughout the project, ensuring full compliance with the NZS5828:2015 standards.

This one-of-a-kind design utilized seven concrete culvert pipe units to create unique play areas and featured a stunning timber climbing structure that elevated, intertwined, and intersected the units to offer a variety of challenging climbing, balancing, and sliding experiences.

'Working with Playsafe we have found their input to be invaluable. Working on this highly bespoke playground design with a lot of intricacies and Adam has been instrumental in assisting us to get the design across the line and to fully understand the compliance risks. We look forward to working with Adam and the Playsafe team to successfully deliver this project.

Scooter Track

Yaldhurst Model School

In collaboration with Chris Owen from Xteriorscapes, Playsafe played a crucial role in the creation of a unique scooter track and landscaping project. Our support included conducting a design review, providing developmental design assistance during the construction phase, and finally carrying out a post-installation inspection.


This project presented challenges in the areas of materials, finishes, surfacing, and landscaping and required careful consideration of both the NZS5828 standard and independent risk assessments. The final result of this project is a stunning and unique achievement for the school and the Yaldhurst community.

Westfield Newmarket

Scentre Group + Hello Space Interiors

The Hello Space Studio hired Playsafe to conduct a design review and ensure compliance during construction. The outcome was an exceptional indoor play area constructed from premium, one-of-a-kind materials such as leather, wet pour rubber, stainless steel, and custom designed activity panel games.

Henderson Primary School

Henderson Primary’s three playgrounds are just one of the hundreds of Schools that Playsafe provides annual certified safety and compliance audits on yearly. “Great service provided. Accurate and easy to follow the report, which can be easily actioned, to keep our tamariki safe.”  Tony Biddock Principal

Natural Steps Albany Early Childhood Service

Natural Steps engaged Playsafe to provide a comprehensive safety and compliance audit and report for their Early Childhood Centre.

“What a great service Playsafe has provided. The report was well structured and informative. It provided fact-based evidence with photos and citing the regs. ''Playsafe was available to answer all our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend this service to all ECE services that wish to provide a safe playground and peace of mind to parents, teachers, and owners.” Maria Natural Steps ELC

Giraffe ELC

Wiles Read Architects + Natural Habitats

Playsafe was commissioned by Wiles Read + Natural Habitats to perform a design review and comply with the NZS5828:2015 standards through a post-installation audit process.


This engagement included an evaluation of the concept plans for the outdoor play areas at the Huapai and Three Kings Early Childhood Centers, a review of any revisions, and a final inspection after installation. Upon completion, Playsafe provided certificates of compliance for each project.

McDonald's Restaurants

Multiple Sites

Playsafe is frequently sought after to perform thorough safety assessments and compliance evaluations for their Playlands located in various McDonald's locations. These audits and reporting processes are essential for ensuring that all Playlands meet the highest standards of safety and comply with relevant regulations.

Playsafe's extensive experience and expertise in this field enable them to thoroughly review and evaluate all aspects of the play areas, including equipment, surfaces, and surrounding areas, to ensure they are safe and suitable for children to play in. The resulting reports provide McDonald's with detailed recommendations for any necessary improvements, giving them the confidence that their Playlands are providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Auckland Hospital + Grafton Mews RMHC

For several years, Playsafe has been committed to ensuring the hazard and risk management of Auckland Hospital RMHC three play areas. To achieve this, we provide annual inspection and surface impact testing to maintain the playgrounds in good working order and ensure they are safe.

These inspections involve a comprehensive review of all aspects of the play areas, including the equipment, surfaces, and surrounding areas, to identify any potential hazards or risks. By providing these services, Playsafe is able to proactively address any safety concerns and ensure that their play areas are always in compliance with relevant standards and regulations. This enables RMHC to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children to play in and gives peace of mind to parents and guardians.

Westfield Shopping Centres NZ

Scentre Group

Playsafe takes great pride in being responsible for the play areas at Westfield shopping centers across New Zealand. They are committed to ensuring that these play areas provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children to play in. To achieve this, we provide regular quarterly safety inspections and yearly surface impact testing services.

These inspections are designed to identify any potential hazards or risks in the play areas and ensure that the equipment, surfaces, and surrounding areas are all in good working order. The surface impact testing is performed to determine that the ground beneath the equipment can absorb impact, reducing the risk of injury in the event of a fall.

By performing these inspections and tests on a regular basis, Playsafe can proactively address any safety concerns and ensure that their play areas are always in compliance with relevant standards and regulations. This allows Westfield shopping centers to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children and gives parents and guardians the peace of mind that their children are playing in a well-maintained, safe, and fun play area.

Hauraki Primary School + Tiger Turf Ltd

Junior Playground Relocation

Playsafe was tasked with a challenging project to relocate a pre-existing Junior Playground, originally constructed to ASTM standards, and bring it up to the current NZS5828 standards during the reinstallation process. The project involved a comprehensive audit of the playground equipment by Playsafe to identify any compliance differences that needed to be addressed during the upgrade.

Tiger Turf, with the support of their contractor, then meticulously removed the equipment and reinstalled it with new posts, impact platforms, and modernized components. To resolve any potential body entrapment issues, several steel components were also modified to eliminate dimensional gaps.

Throughout the entire process, Playsafe worked closely with the school, Tiger Turf, and the installation contractor to ensure that the final result was fully compliant with the NZS5828 standards. From start to finish, Playsafe provided support and guidance, ensuring that the playground was upgraded to meet the highest standards of safety and compliance.

Te Manawa Museum

Westpac Rescue Play-space

The Play area at Te Manawa Museum is a one-of-a-kind, interactive space designed and built by the talented Tim Stephenson of Tim Stephenson Design, Exhibition Display Specialists. Throughout the entire process, from concept to installation, Playsafe provided expert consultation and guidance to ensure that the final result was fully compliant with Standards NZS5828.

The Play area boasts a Westpac Helicopter equipped with interactive features, such as a joystick, spinning rotor blades, and dashboard buttons. Additionally, the play area includes a rescue vehicle that features an interactive charger, dashboard buttons, lights, and removable/changeable wheels.


Playsafe worked closely with Tim Stephenson at every step of the journey, from the initial concept and preliminary design to the manufacture and installation of the Play area. This collaboration ensured that the final result was not only visually stunning but also fully compliant with the highest standards of safety and compliance. The result is a Play area that provides a unique and interactive experience for children to explore and enjoy.

Te Pā Harakeke Playspace Tahunanui

Nelson City Council + Nelmac

The Pā Harakeke at Tahunanui in Nelson is a gathering place for families and people of all ages to come together, relax, and spend time in each other's company. It is a place where children can grow and develop in the presence and guidance of older, more experienced generations.

Playsafe worked closely with Richard and the skilled team at Nelmac and NCC to create a truly unique play-space that is both fun and safe for children of all ages. The play-space was constructed using natural play elements and landscaping features, and was designed with the NZS5828 playground standard in mind throughout the entire process.

The vast array of play elements, such as bridges, pathways, stepping stones, and landscaping, are all interconnected, creating an exciting "floor is lava" activity for children to enjoy. The result is a play-space that encourages children to be active and have fun in a safe and protected environment.

Playsafe helped us with a natural play playground that we are designing and installing, they have a great can-do attitude and instead of putting obstacles in the way he comes up with solutions, ultimately meaning that children have a far more enjoyable play experience. Richard - Nelmac.

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