Ensure the Safety and Longevity of Your Sports Equipment with Our Inspection and Maintenance Services
Sportsafe has been established for 25 years and we are part of Abeo – one of the largest sport and recreation groups in the world. Sportsafe offers electronic reporting with quotations for remedial work delivered within 48 hours from the point of inspection. We only offer pre-booked and confirmed inspection appointments, which guarantees no unexpected visits ensuring your site security.
A Health & Safety Certificate is provided free of charge when remedial work has been completed to show that equipment is up to standard. Displaying this certificate demonstrates good practice for parents, governors, Ofsted and insurance companies.
Sportsafe uses only DBS registered and uniformed inspectors and engineers with no subcontractors. We hold CHAS and Alcumus SafeContractor health and safety accreditations and we are a member of AFPE and ESPO. We are also the proud UK home of Schelde Sports, Janssen-Fritsen and Spieth Gymnastics.Benefits of Working with Sportsafe
Fill in the form below to book your indoor or outdoor inspection and a member of staff will be in touch within 24 hours. If you are an existing Sportsafe client, then please contact our Service Team or talk to us on LiveChat.
What Our Customers Say:
“I wanted to relay how happy myself and the school is with our inspection from Wayne. He has been doing our inspections for some time now. His level of experience and his advice over the years is commendable. He really takes pride in his job and treats my school like his own. A massive credit to Sportsafe and a really nice guy to have around the school.”
“Can I please comment on the excellent service we received from your Engineer, Wayne Fowler, when he visited our site this morning. He was extremely professional, courteous and thorough, and happy to discuss in detail the recommendations he would be making and explaining the reasons for these. This was much appreciated. Thank you.”
“I would just like to say a huge thanks to the Engineers on site today. They were very friendly and great at keeping me up to date with what was happening.”
Why choose Sportsafe for your remedial work and ongoing maintenance?
Only qualified sports engineers will complete your remedial repair work, ensuring high quality work practices.
All engineers trained to comply with British and European Health and Safety standards, ensuring your equipment conforms to the required safety guidelines again.
An engineer within 90 minutes of your location, ensuring your equipment downtime is kept to a minimum.
Parts and products are sustainably sourced in compliance with ISO 14001:2015.
Stringent quality control systems.
12-month workmanship warranty. *
*All of the above warranties exclude normal wear and tear, improper use and deliberate, accidental and cosmetic damage. All equipment must undergo an annual safety inspection and routine maintenance by a certified inspector for warranties to remain valid.
The Benefits of Working with Sportsafe
Sportsafe has extensive experience in the industry, and being a part of Abeo, which is one of the largest sport and recreation groups in the world, provides clients with a sense of security and trust in the company’s expertise and ability to deliver high-quality services.
We have established three offices and two engineer hubs strategically located throughout the UK, allowing us to keep our Engineers and Inspectors within 90 minutes of our clients. This ensures that we can provide fast and efficient service to help keep your students safe during physical education and sports activities.
We understand that safety and compliance are critical when it comes to sports and recreation equipment. That’s why we take great pride in offering inspection services that meet British and European recognized standards. Our team of certified professionals stays up-to-date with all current legislation and regulations, ensuring that your equipment meets the latest safety standards.
Working to the ISO 9001:2015 standard ensures that we as a company have rigorous quality control processes in place, which means clients can have confidence in the consistency and reliability of the services they receive. The implementation of solid and efficient processes means that we can deliver its services in a timely and cost-effective manner, which can save clients time and money.
By working with us, clients can be assured that they are partnering with a company that is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Our ISO 14001:2015 accreditation demonstrates our dedication to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint. Our controls and measures are designed to ensure that we meet our environmental goals and continuously improve our environmental performance. This means that our clients can be confident that we are taking all necessary steps to reduce our impact on the environment.
By choosing Sportsafe, you are choosing a company that is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy and productive environment for our employees while providing the highest quality services to our clients. With our ISO 45001:2018 accreditation, you can trust that we are always striving to meet and exceed the highest standards of operation in our industry.
At Sportsafe, we value our inspection clients and are always looking for ways to show our appreciation. That’s why we are excited to offer our inspection clients an exclusive discount for all online purchases made on our website.
When you become an inspection client with us, not only do you get the peace of mind of knowing your sports equipment is safe and compliant with industry standards, but you also get to enjoy special savings on all your online purchases. Whether you need new sports equipment, accessories, or PE equipment, you can enjoy a discounted price by simply logging into your account on our website.
Our electronic reporting system enables us to quickly identify any issues with your equipment during inspections, and our team of certified professionals will promptly provide you with a quotation for repairs. With a turnaround time of just 48 hours from the point of inspection, you can be sure that your equipment will be back up and running in no time.
At Sportsafe, we take the safety of your facility seriously. That’s why we only employ DBS-registered and uniformed engineers, ensuring that your site is in safe hands. Unlike some of our competitors, we do not subcontract our work, so you can be assured that you will receive a consistent and professional service each time.
Our streamlined booking process allows you to schedule inspections at your convenience, and our team will confirm the date and time in advance, so you can plan accordingly. With our fully pre-booked and confirmed inspection system, you can be sure that there will be no interruptions to your day-to-day operations.
By choosing Sportsafe for your equipment inspections, you can be confident that your facility is compliant with the latest health and safety regulations. Our accreditations demonstrate our commitment to providing a safe environment for your staff and customers. You can trust that your equipment is in the hands of professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality service.
We offer all our clients a Health and Safety Newsletter, packed with essential updates and advice on maintaining compliance with health and safety regulations. By staying informed, you can make sure your sports & PE facilities are always safe and ready to use, providing peace of mind for your staff and users alike.
Does school sports equipment have to be inspected?
“afPE wants to ensure that every school is aware of their statutory duty to undertake an annual inspection of their PE and sports equipment…” Sue Wilkinson MBE, Association for Physical Education Chief Executive Officer.
In light of this, Sportsafe is proud to be an afPE Approved Partner for the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of PE and Sports Equipment in Schools. We are one of the “endorsed, reputable contractors whom we (afPE) are delighted to be working in partnership with”.
What do you look for when checking gym equipment?
Safety should be your key focus when checking gym equipment – whether it be looking for damage that could cause an accident or injury, or ensuring the hygiene of shared areas and resources. Even apparently minor equipment flaws can be dangerous in an active gym environment.
Keep an eye on splinters in wall bars; tears in mats; weakened joints in frames and benches; misalignment of treadmill tracks; cleanliness of bars and weights. Daily visual checks are essential, backed up by full professional inspections on a regular basis.
View our PE and Sports Equipment Checklist.
Our partners in the health and safety of sport equipment
ESPO is a customer-focused, public sector owned professional buying organisation. Established in 1981, ESPO has the purchasing power to achieve savings to pass on to customers. ESPO is jointly owned by its six-member authorities: Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Norfolk County Council, Warwickshire County Council, and Peterborough City Council.
The ESPO 107 Framework offers the inspection and maintenance of indoor gymnasium, fitness and sports equipment, outdoor play and sports equipment, and minor repairs.
Sportsafe have sole delivery of the ESPO 107 Framework for the inspection and maintenance of fixed and portable play and sports equipment. This framework is available for use by any public-sector body including Schools and Academies.The benefits of using the ESPO 107 Framework are listed below:
- Quick and easy to use – simply complete and return the enclosed form and we do the rest
- Sportsafe have already been assessed during the procurement process for financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability, before being awarded a place on the framework
- There is no charge for using this framework
- Pre-agreed conditions – no need to worry about what terms & conditions to use, they’ve been pre-agreed under the framework and underpin all orders
The Association for Physical Education says “an inspection should be carried out at least once a year”. This guidance has been produced by The Association for Physical Education (afPE) to support schools in ensuring appropriate standards are met when Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) equipment is inspected and maintained.
Do schools have to annually inspect and maintain their PESSPA equipment?
Maintaining PESSPA equipment prolongs its life, use and helps to ensure that safe standards are met.