Playground Inspection Checklist

Playground Inspection

Regularly inspecting both the equipment and the grounds of a playground installation ensures it remains a safe place for children to play and have fun. It helps to plan and follow a timetable of regular playground inspections, which then results in any required maintenance work or preventative actions being detected and implemented as soon as possible.

In an educational setting, playgrounds should be inspected by a responsible member of staff on a daily basis, or before less regular use, to ensure that the playing space remains safe. However, a more detailed, scheduled, regular maintenance inspection should always take place. This can be easily set up and carried out in-house by your establishment and then any advice sought regarding any maintenance work required.


See Our New Freestanding EYFS Range

Our Freestanding EYFS Little Movers Range

Daily, Unique EYFS Outdoor Provision, without Breaking your Back!

Children at Lanivet Under Fives Pre-School are now enjoying and benefitting from a new, varied and stimulating outdoor environment, which alters every day! The dedicated staff are still smiling and relaxed, the children are happy and excited. So how are they achieving this amazing balance between maintaining a manageable workload for the staff, but still providing inspirational, quality play experiences for their little ones? What’s their secret?


Portreath Surf Life Savers Nippers’ Success

Portreath Surf Lifesavers

Portreath Surf Life Saving Club has a well-deserved, enviable reputation for its admirable work in educating young people in valuable, life-saving and beach-safety skills. Its talented coaches support children on their pathway to becoming confident lifesavers, with many of the Nippers going on to become successful youth lifesavers and often even competing for Team GB or becoming Life Guards for the RNLI. Children can join the club and get involved in learning about beach safety through fun activities, by becoming Sand-hoppers from age 6 and going on to enter Surf Life Saving competitions when they are ready from age 8.

At the beginning of March, we were proud to sponsor the Nippers at Portreath Life Saving Club by providing all 130 Nippers and their dedicated coaches with smart team T-shirts to support them during their competitions.

Since then, the enthusiastic Nippers have gone on to prove that they are just as effective in the still waters of the pool as in the open ocean, by competing successfully in the Nipper National Pool Competition in Cardiff. This national competition, set in a stunning 50-metre pool, consisted of a variety of very challenging events such as the Flipper Race, Manikin Carry and Board Rescue and Relays.


Our Initiative to Support Beach Safety in Cornwall

Portreath Surf Lifesaving Club Sponsor

Why We Care

Schoolscapes are a well-known manufacturer in the UK education sector for our innovative play and learning environments. As members of RoSPA, our playgrounds are designed to be fun and educational without any sacrifice to safety. Schoolscapes, based in Wadebridge, is close to the beautiful beaches of the north coast of Cornwall where many of our staff enjoy surfing and other ocean sports. Recently, we established a new partnership to promote children’s well being linked to beach safety.

Holiday visitors flock to the area every year, but many are unaware that the sea can present hidden dangers. Even playing and swimming at the edge of the surf has its risks and inexperienced swimmers and surfers can get into difficulties due to rip currents or big waves. Fortunately, beach safety is continuously under the watchful eye of the RNLI lifeguards who are supported by the many Surf Lifesaving Clubs in Cornwall and around the country’s coastline. We greatly admire what they do, and to show our support we wanted to contribute to the cause.