The scheme involves some 52 separate safety checks and is effectively an annual "MOT" for inflatable play equipment. This will continue to be the means through which poorly designed, poorly maintained or badly worn equipment is removed from the market, thereby improving safety for all concerned.
Question - What tests are actually performed?
Answer - There are so many - but here is a condensed checklist:
Height of walls in relation to user height.
Measurement of the pressure of air inside the inflatable whilst the fan is running.
Measurement of fall off height.
Depth and height of step in relation to the bouncing surface.
Blower size and suitability and electrical PAT Test.
Suitability of anchorage and state of repair.
Air loss points.
Every inspector carries a set of specifically designed instruments to assist with the inspection process.
These tools are essential and unique to the process of inspection.