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PIPA Inspectors

Make sure your inflatables are PIPA tested by one of our registered PIPA Inspectors

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PIPA is an inspection scheme set up by the inflatable play industry to ensure that inflatable equipment conforms to recognised safety standards.

It is coordinated by The Performance Textiles Association (trading as MUTA), the UK's only Trade Association dedicated to marquees, tents and structures, whose members include manufacturers and operators of inflatable equipment.

The scheme is supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who were consulted at every stage of its development.

Tagging and testing for bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment

All inflatable play equipment that falls within the scope of the PIPA scheme should be tagged and entered onto the database.


The PIPA scheme currently only covers equipment within the scope of BS EN 14960


Statement on Woking Incident - 4 November 2018

The authorities are currently investigating a case at Working Park (Surrey) where eight children fell from an inflatable slide that reportedly collapsed on 3 November 2018.

The mode of failure has not been identified but PIPA can confirm the slide itself has an in-date test report.

It is estimated there are 23 million uses of inflatable equipment every year in the UK and PIPA are committed to improving standards in the industry and ensuring inflatable play continues to be safe and enjoyable.

PIPA urge all in the industry to ensure compliance with the standard BS EN 14960 and to operate all inflatable play equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and by suitably trained persons.

Further information regarding the safety of inflatables can be found on this website.

Statement on Gorleston Incident - 1 July 2018

Click here to read a statement from the HSE regarding the Gorleston incident.

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