Our inflatable’s have had their independent annual safety tests for 2019. This is a requirement under government guidance from HSE (the Health & Safety Executive). The guidance requires that testing should be carried out by a competent person. It is considered best practice if this person is independent. In this blog we demonstrate how we are committed to public safety and how we comply with the guidance.
Two inspectors from the Rundles Inspection Body visited us on a warm Spring March day to fulfil this task. Ten Knockout Challenge staff there as to help. We had a great production-line operation on the day. The testers remarked that our equipment was well maintained. Also, they remarked that testing had gone smoothly and quickly because there were no defaults to log. In five hours 25 inflatable’s to be used in the coming year were tested. The inspectors used the new digital testing software that ADIPS now requests its inspection bodies to use.
All our inflatable’s are made in the UK to BS EN 14960:2013 standard. H.S.E. recognize two testing schemes that are available as being best practice for inflatable testing. Firstly, PIPA, which tends to encompass children’s play inflatable’s but not the more complicated multi-element units such as bungee-runs. Secondly, ADIPS scheme, Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme, which covers inflatable’s, fairground and theme park rides.
The advantage of using an operator that has certificates issued under these two testing schemes is that the documents can be checked independently online, because lets be honest, does the average charity or event organizer know what a safety certificate should look like? Is it real? Did the inflatable get tested correctly to the right standard? Was the test carried out by a qualified person?
Try It For Yourself!
Our clients can visit the ADIPS website, enter one of our inflatable’s ADIPS I.D. number and check the certificate or Declaration of Operational Compliance to see when it expires. Have a try yourself ! Go to ADIPS website’s Check A Doc and then type in the ID for our Bronze Show Bubble Cave inflatable which is: 14566
Please Contact Us for any questions you may have about safety.