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10 Dec 2018

The Importance of Inspections


You may have recently seen an article in the news whereby a potential disaster was avoided thanks to the commitment and professionalism of the Local Council.

Aughton Parish Council undertook a routine, yet comprehensive, inspection of their playground equipment when razor blades were found taped to the sides of a children’s slide. It goes without saying that the potential consequences would have been unthinkable should the playground inspection not taken place.

Fortunately a case such as this is rare, but it once again highlights the importance of the role that the Local Council plays within the community.

Where the Council is responsible for a playground, they have a duty of care to ensure that the equipment is in a good state of repair and fit for purpose. This is why BHIB Councils Insurance requires frequent inspections as a policy condition.

Playground Guidance

The following can be undertaken to reduce the risk of potential injury to those that use the equipment:
If you need help with your inspection plan, then please feel free to contact us today or call us on 0330 013 0036.

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