Project Completion Assessment & Certificate
Certified two-part post installation assessment and certification process ideal for
New School, Early Childhood and Council Play Areas
Why certify Play areas?
In the event of a serious playground injury, fundamental and baseline compliance with the NZS5828 is the first evidence requirement. Manufacturers, owners and operators of play areas bear the burden of proof in the event of a life changing injury or death, failure to identify risk and comply with standards may be cause for negligence, blame and ultimately fault.
Playsafe's comprehensive inspection services is designed for identifying and reporting hazards in any play area. It provides verification and assurance that all hazards and non-compliance's are identified to the NZS5828:2015 by a independent certified third-party. We provide inspection directly for Schools, Councils, Early Childhood, Manufacturers, Builders, Landscape Architects, Interior designers and Installers.
Our inspection services are independent, certified, confidential, police vetted and we carry professional indemnity insurance for professional services. Our play area reporting services are recommended by MoE, ERO and Local Government throughout New Zealand.
Project Completion Certificate
Playsafe offers a unique and exclusive two-part compliance process for new play area projects:
The Certified Playground Compliance Audit & Certificate provides verification and assurance that your playground meets the requirements of the NZS5828:2015 safety standard. This includes a comprehensive compliance assessment of your play area followed by a Compliance & Acceptable Risk Assessment Certificate. (*provided once any remaining hazards are identified and deemed or reduced to, no greater than acceptable 'Low' risk)
Part 1: Assessment
Our L3 Certified RPII Play Inspector will visit and assess your play area for compliance to NZS5828:2015. Consideration within the inspection is given to structural stability, non-compliance due to body entrapment's, falling spaces, impact areas, freespace, materials and finishes. The inspection also includes product quality control, construction workmanship and general hazards assessed to NZS5828:2015 Standard. A comprehensive digital report document is issued.
Comprehensive hazard inspection
Structural stability check
Compliance audit to NZS:5828;2015 / Appendix A Supervised ECE if applicable
Dimensional Entrapment - Probe & gauge check (head, neck, torso, leg & fingers + chain, dim gap and projections)
Fallzone / falling spaces, impact areas and freespace
Free height of fall and Critical Fall height check
Inspection of all play equipment, landscaping features within play area
Inspection of all materials & finishing
Inspection of play safety surface (depth check for loosefill / visual for synthetic)
Risk assessment and recommendations
*Surface Impact Fall height testing (additional if required)
The report includes photos, risk assessment and recommendations for every finding identified. Our play inspections reports are unique, both comprehensive, practical and are a solution focused working document.
Part 2: Certification
Issue 'Certificate of Compliance & Acceptable Risk'. The final certificate is issued on the basis that the play area meets a technical compliance and/or acceptable risk assessment.
Should unacceptable hazards be identified during assessment, the client can then undertake all practicable action to resolve or reduce the hazard to acceptable 'Low"risk. Any non-compliance identified within the physical inspection report will include an individual risk value. Playsafe will issue the final Certificate only once evidence of any remaining hazards within the report are deemed no greater than acceptable 'Low' risk.
Note: Playsafe does not require second inspection to verify this, but must receive photo evidence of hazard resolution or risk reduction to issue the certificate. (reduction of risk assessment and certificate issue subject to the final satisfaction of Playsafe).