The PIPA scheme is a national system for ensuring that bouncy castles, inflatable slides and similar devices are safe for children to play on.
Inflatable play is a great way for children to get active and have fun in a safe environment, and no family event would be complete without it. To prevent accidents and give parents peace of mind there are strict standards that govern the design, manufacture and maintenance of inflatable play equipment.
The PIPA scheme's nationwide network of inspectors is qualified to inspect inflatable play equipment to these standards. If an individual item of equipment is found to meet industry standards, it is issued with a PIPA tag and PIPA certificate, and is recorded on a central database which can be checked on this website.
Inflatable play equipment is required by law to be inspected every year - a valid PIPA certificate is normally sufficient to demonstrate compliance with the law. PIPA is the only national scheme dedicated to the safety of inflatable play equipment.
The scheme is operated by the trade association MUTA with the support of the Health and Safety Executive and other industry bodies listed below.
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