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All inflatable play equipment requires an annual test in order to comply with the

Health and Safety at  Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

This is a legal requirement. It is also a requirement of most insurance companies  

and you could find any claim could be void if there is no current safety certificate.


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This includes bouncy castles, slides, obstacle courses, bungee runs,  and all other inflatable games.


Grand Affairs Group  provides annual tests through its Inflatable Testing Service (ITS) and all tests are carried out to BS EN 14960:2013 by Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) registered inspectors. Grand Affairs Group is registered as an inspection body with PIPA and therefore PIPA certification (highly recommended) is also available.


Our inspectors will visit your premises to carry out the inspections. Alternatively hire a local hall in order that we do not have to combat the weather. Why not get together with other Operators and share the cost?


In order that inspections can be carried out quickly and efficiently you should:

  1. Be prepared to erect and dismantle equipment to be tested
  2. Have all manufacturers paperwork for individual units available
  3. Previous test certificates and reports
  4. Proof of any repairs or modifications
  5. Correct number of ground stakes for unit
  6. Correct fan/s for unit
  7. Any other equipment related to unit being tested


Your test will include a PAT test on your electrical fan. Extension leads can be PAT tested at an additional cost.


On completion of the test your examiner will inform you if the unit has passed or failed. If it has failed then a certificate will not be issued until the repair has been completed. All certificates (PIPA and ITS) are now sent via email in the form of a .pdf after the event. You can view and example of our own test reports by visiting our ‘Check Test’ page and searching ITS000000


Please note that at the present time we do not offer an on site repair service.


In order to get your units tested and ready for the new season why not get them booked in now? Our diary is now open and dates are filling very fast throughout the year.


Why not get together with other hirers in your area and share the cost.


All electrical equipment requires a PAT test including fans, extension leads, all work and office based equipment. If we are testing at your premises why not get your office equipment PAT tested at the same time. It will save you money.


Before we test equipment here are some useful tips to help get your units through first time.






UNITS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PIPA SCHEME















 Bouncy Castles                                                                      Slides                                                                    Disco Domes
















    Assault Courses & Fun Runs                                           Slide Combi                                                        Multi Play Unit



All other inflatables will be tested using relevant parts of EN 14960:2013,

manufacturers/designers/suppliers instructions and all other

historical data available on the date of the test.


EN 14960 will be expanded to cover all inflatable play equipment in the future.


The PIPA scheme is being expanded to include all inflatables (excluding pool inflatables).

Grand Affairs Group has been involved in the inflatable industry for over 25 years. With a comprehensive knowledge of the inflatable play industry the Inflatable Testing Service has become one of the leading Inflatable Testing Companies in the UK.

Inflatable Testing Service (ITS) is headed up by Peter Grand who is a qualified RPII Inspector, RPII Trainer, PIPA Tester and PAT Tester. ITS offers professional and friendly service that is second to none and offers expert advice regarding many aspects of the inflatable industry.

Inflatable Testing Service are an accredited Testing Company for Inflatable Play Equipment including Bouncy Castles, Slides, Obstacle Courses Disco Domes etc. under the PIPA Scheme. ITS also offer certification of all inflatables currently not included in the PIPA scheme. Our certificates always contain full details of the inspection and a number of photographs. A unique service offered by ITS.

All inflatables are tested under BSEN 14960:2013, manufacturers/designers/suppliers guidance and any known historical data.

The testing scheme is designed to cover Inflatables sold and hired for commercial use and not those inflatable play items sold as toys through retail outlets which are governed by separate legislation and European Standards .

PIPA has the full backing of the Health & Safety Executive (H.S.E.) which is why ITS highly recommends the use of the PIPA scheme whenever appropriate. As a registered PIPA inspection body HSE also recognises ITS certification as the Operators compliance to the required legal standards.

Inflatable Testing Services Clients include Operators, Local Authorities, Leisure Providers, Leisure Centres, Community Centres, private individuals and many more.

We are often asked what a test involves and you can get a good idea by looking at our test sheet here

ITS is a completely mobile service, we come to you, and we currently have customers in Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire,  Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Preston, England, Wales, Scotland, London, Hertforshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire, Northamptonshire. Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Penrith, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, Perth, Swindon, Bath, Basingstoke, Oxford, Horley, Leatherhead, Hemel Hempstead. Jersey, Sweden, Holland and many other towns across the UK and Europe. We do not carry out repairs ourselves but have a National network of repairers who carry out expert repairs for our customers at very competitive prices. We do not receive any payment or commission from repairs.

If you would like to know more about our service then give us a call or visit us at INPAS Expo & Trade Show