Bouncy Castle Hire Checklist
Posted By: Its In The Party Bag | Posted Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
So everyone loves to have a bouncy castle at a child’s birthday party or special event but do you really know what your booking and how safe they are! Cheapest is not always the Best!
The following points will make sure your events have memories for all the right reasons!!
- It’s so easy from companies to be insured but unless that company has there equipment annually tested then insurance will be voided if there is an accident.
- RPII and PIPA are test organisations that test equipment to uk standards.
- RPII The Register of Play Inspectors International is the official UK body for examining, accrediting and certificating inflatable, indoor and outdoor play inspectors. The RPII also accredits courses for the training of inspectors to ensure that playground safety standards are met and adhered to for your complete peace of mind
- PIPA is an inspection scheme set up by the inflatable play industry to ensure that children’s inflatable play equipment conforms to recognised standards.The scheme is supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who were consulted at every stage of its development.
- Every company should provide you with a current test certificate of each inflatable you book so that it’s up to standards and fit for hire .
- Staff are RPII trained. RPII provide courses which companies can send employees on to learn how to saftely install an inflatable.
- All electrical items should be PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) tested and hold a current certificate. Most venues will ask to see this when booking their venue.
- No castle should be set up on concrete unless there is 164kg of weight on each anchor point.
- No castles should be running in winds or gusts of 24mph or above.
- Rain it’s a hard one as it depends on the unit but ideally all inflatables should be switched off.
- First Aid Trained (For Events)