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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 inspection report.

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

Grand Affairs Group  provides initial/annual inspections through its Inflatable Testing And Training Service (ITATS) division and all tests are carried out to BS EN 14960 (all parts) by PIPA registered inspectors. ITATS is registered as an inspection body with PIPA and therefore the PIPA Inspection Scheme is used on all inspections that fall within BS EN 14960.

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 inspected
  2. Have all manufacturers paperwork for individual units available
  3. Previous inspection reports 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 inspection will include a PAT test on your electrical fan. Extension leads can be PAT tested at an additional cost.

On completion of the inspection your inspector will inform you if the unit has ‘passed’ or ‘failed’. If it has failed then a inspection report will state this until the repair has been completed. All inspection reports (PIPA and ITATS) are now sent via email in the form of a .pdf after the event. You can view and example of our own inspection reports here

Please note that at the present time we do not offer an on site repair service although some of our preferred repairers do.

In order to get your units inspected and ready for the new season why not get them booked in now? Our diary is always open and dates always fill 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 inspect equipment here are some useful tips to help get your units through first time.


 Bouncy Castles                                                                      Slides                                                                    Disco Domes

    Assault Courses & Fun Runs                                           Slide Combi                                                        Multi Play Unit

All other inflatables will be inspected using relevant parts of BS EN 14960 (all parts),

manufacturers/designers/suppliers instructions and all other

historical data available on the date of the test.

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

The next review is underway and includes Gladiator Joust and Bungee Runs.

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

The Health and Safety Executive issued a statement in 2018 relevant to inflatables

You can view the statement here and also follow the link at the bottom of this page

Grand Affairs Group has been involved in the inflatable industry for over 40 years. With a comprehensive knowledge of the inflatable play industry the Inflatable Testing And Training Service (ITATS) has become one of the leading Inflatable Inspection and Training Companies in the UK.

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

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

All inflatables are inspected under BS EN 14960 (all parts), manufacturers/designers/suppliers guidance and any known historical data.

The inspection 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 support of the Health & Safety Executive (H.S.E.) which is why ITATS highly recommends the use of the PIPA scheme whenever appropriate. As a registered PIPA inspection body HSE also recognises ITATS Inspection Reports as the Operators compliance to the required legal standards.

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

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

ITATS 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, Isle Of Man, Lake District 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.