Inflatable/Bouncy Castle Inspections.

We Have:

Business has Public Liability Insurance for 5 million Pounds.

Professional Indemnity Insurance 500,000 Pounds.

RPII Registered Inspector. Andy Dunham

RPII Inspections.

Best Practise BS EN 14960:2013.

PAT Testing. Andy Dunham

Our aim to to ensure that operators can gain as much knowledge and advice whilst still be able to have the trust in the testing of their equipment. If we do not know the answer to a question we will find out through our network of trusted operators and organisations we trust.

When you employ me to test your equipment, I am responsible to ensure your equipment is tested correctly,I am classed as the 'competent person' having attended a written and theory exam on testing of equipment,for your safety,I am required to have Personal Liability Insurance,to cover if a mistake is made.

Our customers and your customers have more confidence in us as hirer's, knowing we have given the proper care and attention to our equipment.

We at Burnham on Sea Bouncy Castles can provide an on site inspection,at your convenience,and a time of your choosing.

We are able to offer a Yearly Inflatable test, whereby inflatable play equipment is inspected and tested for compliance with the HSE guidelines as detailed in BS EN 14960:2013

The Yearly Inflatable test is exactly the same as a PIPA test except that with the Yearly test you will be issued with a certificate, whereas the PIPA test gives you a PIPA tag, a certificate and entry on the national database.

We are available at the end of a phone for any advice or questions involved in Inflatable testing,we are not a turn up and leave organisation,we take our duties very seriously,and you will be 100% involved in the testing process.

Below are a few examples of the thing's that will be inspected.

Blower tube length

Anchor point strength

Wall Height

Grounding test

Step Height

Step Width

Our Prices




Yearly Test







6 - 8


£40.00 each


Day Rate

Day Rate

Day Rate £450.00 £400

PIPA have now dropped their prices to make it more cost effective,when announced a new Data base will be introduced and developed by the BCN (Bouncy Castle Network) the site will be continually updated and test certificates are emailed once completed,the test can also be amended and updated.

All PIPA prices are dependant if your unit has a PIPA Tag, the price include either IYT or PIPA certificate (providing already PIPA tagged). PIPA tags for complying units are available for a 5 Pound Charge per unit.

So please take into account of cost of PIPA Tag when working out your unit test charges.

The price includes PAT Testing of 1 Blower and Blower Lead,any additional Blowers or leads to be tested are £2.50 per Item

All additional costs (travelling and accommodation) will be charged at cost as agreed.

WE believe our prices are fair because we understand that operating costs are high when including tests on equipment,and we hope this will encourage more operators to ensure equipment is Yearly tested.their

When a company, organisation or individual makes available any equipment in return for payment they become subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.This act places a duty of care on everyone involved in the transaction.

This means that the operator, the operator's employees, the hirer, the hirer's employees and the owner or manager of the premises should do everything possible to ensure the safe use of the equipment.In addition, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998(PUWER) require that all work equipment, and that includes inflatable play, must be tested by a competent person regularly (usually once a year).

A yearly Inspection helps operators conform with the law by defining a 'competent person' as one who has passed a specialised examination and is registered with the RPII.

Inspection by a 'competent person', prior to first use and annually thereafter, provides fundamental confidence in the equipment itself.

PIPA / Yearly Testing are two inspection schemes recognised by the HSE (the other is ADIPS)

Operators using other testing schemes or methods may be required to demonstrate how such procedures equal or better the accepted best practice.

Testers with no formal qualifications, however well experienced, would probably not be able to satisfy a court of their competence to the BS EN 14960:2013,which replacesBS EN 14960:2006.