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Ferriston Play Area, Banbury

Ferriston Play Area in Banbury is a lovely hub for the local children. Its equipment had stood the test of time, so the council allocated funds to refurbish and improve the local play space. HAGS' proposal was chosen by the local community in consultation as the preferred design.

18/05/2021 13:05:00

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Broadgate Meadows, Grasmere, Cumbria

With our experience in designing inclusive play areas, this previously inaccessible playground has been transformed into a vibrant, challenging and exciting accessible destination for children aged 0-14.

18/05/2021 13:05:00

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Pools Playground, Tower Hamlets, London

Part of a two-site tender (the other being V&A Playground), this inclusive playground in London’s oldest purpose-built park attracts children of all ages and abilities from miles around.

15/02/2021 13:05:00

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Playground safety requirements

The standard for playground equipment is EN 1176, which should be referenced along with national laws and local regulations.

Those responsible for safety inspection of play equipment must have an in-depth understanding of the standards to ensure compliance is fully considered. This leaflet covers the most critical areas of the EN 1176 standard. Although for full detailed information, it recommended that actual standard publications are referenced.

guide to european standard EN 1176

Guide to European Standards EN 1176

guide to european standard EN 1176

Playground operating guidelines

How to implement an inspection and maintenance regime

All play equipment installed in public areas should be inspected and maintained in accordance with European Standards recommendations for the routine and operational inspection and maintenance of playground equipment: EN1176-7.

The HAGS product warranties are only valid if the inspections and maintenance in this document are followed.

The frequency of inspection will vary with the type of equipment/materials used and other factors e.g.: heavy use, levels of vandalism, climate conditions, air pollution, age of equipment.

The document below provides a detailed checklist for each type of inspection and equipment.

Inspection and maintenance checklists for playgrounds