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About us 

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

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.

Our story is one of passion, dedication, and a commitment to making a difference. We look forward to continuing this journey and making even more significant contributions to the playground industry in the years to come.

Our Team

​Adam Stride

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 Winchester

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 a inspector at Playsafe. Daniel's practical and solution-oriented approach to issues enhances the expertise of the Playsafe team.

Core Services

Our core services include play safety inspections/audits to meet EN 1176, NZS5828, and AS 4685 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 and the Pacific Islands. Playsafe specialises 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

  • Skatepark Audits

  • 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:

  • Playground Equipment & Surfacing – BS EN 1176 & 1177 / NZS 5828:2015

  • 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

Nationwide Service

Playsafe HQ is located at 35/3 Pacific Rise, Sylvia Park, Auckland, however our services extend nationwide. Our team travels regularly to all parts of New Zealand with established monthly schedules in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch and Southland and everywhere in-between intermittently. Get in touch  to find out when we will be in your area next!


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


​We are fully insured with comprehensive Professional Services Indemnity Insurance ($1,000,000 coverage) and Public Liability Insurance ($20,000,000 coverage).


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 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 NZS5828:2015/EN1176/EN1177 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.

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