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Chinley Play Area, Derbyshire

HAGS have recently created a play area in the leafy village of Chinley in the UK. Our play designers managed to include a lot of play activities in a narrow space owing to a well thought out layout.

26/10/2018 14:47:00

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Low Bentham Village Play Area, Lancaster

HAGS have recently completed a recreational park to create an active play and social space for children. The play area has been named the Phillip Harvey Playing Field after the generous donation of land for a park by Philip Harvey around 70 years ago.

01/10/2018 16:04:00

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Perdiswell Play Area, Worcester

We have created a spitfire-themed play area boasting its own runway and varied play opportunities. Both the client and the community were thrilled!

24/09/2018 16:45:00

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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