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Health and safety responsibilities always come first

two little girls climbing a wooden climbing wall

Though it’s important for pupils to have fun at school and enjoy themselves, their safety should come first. There will always be that one pupil who runs in the corridor when they’re not supposed to, or who plays a dangerous game on the climbing frames.

The safety of pupils is at the forefront of every headteacher’s mind, and ours too. This is why we do everything we can to assess and minimise the risks of our playground equipment while still allowing them to develop their freedom.

A 6-step plan for safe outdoor equipment

There’s a lot of thought which goes into every product we make here at Red Monkey Play. Though each one is unique and bespoke, we make sure that they go through a detailed risk assessment and are completed in accordance with the national curriculum and safety guidelines.

Safety is a key part of our design process as well. Because we carry out a pre-installation visit ahead of creating our equipment, we can gain a really strong understanding of where the climbing frame or outdoor gym will sit and what we can do to make this space as safe as possible. This includes looking at the height of monkey bars through to choosing a soft playground surface to minimise injury.

Once the equipment has been designed and manufactured, it goes through an extensive inspection and carries a 10-year guarantee. If something doesn’t meet our high safety standards, it doesn’t leave our workshop.

A team trained in health & safety

Our playground equipment creators have one thing in common; their focus and dedication to manufacturing products which are both safe and fun for the pupils who will be using them.

Each member of our team is fully trained and qualified in a host of safety standards. They also have an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of particular areas such as BS EN 176, CHAS, and SMAS. And they always use this knowledge to ensure your pupils can enjoy their playground in complete safety.

To add another string to our health and safety bow, we also have staff members who are qualified and accredited inspectors with The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII). This means that they can spot anything that might cause a safety risk and implement a solution to resolve it before it becomes a more prominent issue. 

Can we make your playground a fun and safe environment?

With safety and risk being monitored and assessed at all stages of our products’ production, you can be assured that we leave no stone unturned in making them as safe as possible. We take pride in being professional and reliable, delivering quality each time.

If you’re looking to make your playground or outdoor space a fun and safe place, our team is here to make that happen. Take a look at some of our previous work or read some of our recent testimonials.

If you are interested in our services you can speak to our playground equipment professionals on 0116 3669922 for more information.

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