Health & Safety
Health and Safety Legislation requires that all inflatable play equipment (including bouncy castles, ball pools and inflatable games) is tested annually by a competent person. The HSE recognises a qualified PIPA inspector as being a suitably competent person for inspecting bouncy castles.
By hiring an inflatable for your party in Louth and the surrounding area from a company that only uses PIPA/RPII tested equipment, you can be assured that the equipment you hire is of the highest standard.
Without a valid test certificate, any public liability insurance policy held by the company would be invalid. Always ask to see the test certificate - at Grand Castles we always carry all documents on our vans and are happy to show these to you upon arrival.
All of our inflatables are manufactured in the UK to our requirements, and comply with the relevant sections of BSEN 14960:2013 which is the European standard for UK inflatable play equipment.
When we arrive to install your selected equipment we also follow the relevant sections of the above standard.
HSE = The UK Health and Safety Executive
PIPA = Pertexa Inflatable Play Accreditation Scheme - The testing scheme and online database of tested inflatables, which is supported by the HSE and required by many schools and councils.
RPII = Register of Play Inspectors International - The official UK body for examining, accrediting and certifying inflatable play equipment, including those tested under the PIPA scheme. The RPII are also responsible for training, examining and accrediting inflatable operators and attendants.
- We hold £5 million Public Liability Insurance and a copy of our certificate is available on request.
- We are members of BIHA (British Inflatable Hirers Alliance) and TIPE (The Inflatable Play Enterprise) and abide by their codes of conduct and safety standards at all times.
- Our staff are fully trained and certified by RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International).
- Our electrical equipment is regularly PAT tested.
Risk assessments are available for all of our products and can be viewed by following these links. Others are available on request.