Over time, playground equipment can start posing a risk to the users due to wear and tear, aging or even vandalism. As an owner or operator, you have a management obligation. This means you have to make sure the equipment stays in proper condition during its entire lifespan. The NEN-EN 1176 standards stipulates that yearly in-service inspections are necessary to ascertain the equipment's safety for daily use.
Our specialized inspectors evaluate the state of your playground equipment and safety surfaces according to the applicable standards. If shortcomings are found, our detailed report gives you an overview of the issues you need to address to keep the equipment compliant. By contracting MME Group for these in-service inspections you fulfill your management obilgation as an owner or operator.
According to the Dutch law, playground equiment is any equipment or installation that is meant for entertainment or recreation that exclusively uses gravity and/or human muscle power. This includes swings, slides, seesaws, carousels, cableways, water slides, inflatable play equipment, skate parks, etc.
All playground equipment that was in use before 26 March 1997 (water slides before 21 April 2000) doesn't have to be certified by an appointed inspection body. The equipment has to be safe for use nonetheless. This can be determined through an inspection.
Playground equipment that was produced and / or put in operation after these dates must be certified for compliance with the Dutch Commodities Act on Attractions and Playground Equipment (Warenwetbesluit Attractie- en Speeltoestellen) by an appointed inspection body such as MME Group.
If you as an owner have the certificate of approval that was provided by the manufacturer or supplier, you partly comply with the Dutch law. In addition, the equipment has to be installed according to the manual and inspections have to be carried out. You should keep and up-to-date- logbook with information about inspections and maintenance. MME Group can take care of the operational and yearly inspections for you.