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Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Inspecting bodies to undertake inspections of compliance against PAS 5000:2017 – Specification for the construction and operation of a fixed indoor trampoline park

Expressions of Interest and supporting documentation must be submitted to Kate Lodge by post or email by 5pm Thursday 31st January 2019. Find the application here.


 

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Address: Kate Lodge, International Association of Trampoline Parks, PO BOX 3859, Chester, CH1 9JA


Background

In April 2017 the British Standards Institute published the Publically Available Standard (PAS) 5000: 2017 Specification for the construction and operation of a fixed indoor trampoline park. This document sets out the minimum standards for the design, construction, and operation of trampoline parks. The PAS was sponsored by the IATP and written by a working group that included RoSPA, British Gymnastics, The Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health Officers, Constructors, Insurers, and Operators. This Document is now being used as the base document for the new CEN/ISO standard that is currently being written.


The IATP believes that the PAS is a very positive step forward in making the Trampoline Park Industry in the UK safer for users and in providing guidance for those involved in the industry. The IATP recommends that all those involved in trampoline parks should be working to these standards as a minimum and from August 2018 has required all members to commit to working to these standards and demonstrating compliance through an inspection by an approved IATP inspector.


IATP PAS 5000:2017 implementation

Park Members

From August 2018 All IATP UK Park Members are required to hold a certificate of compliance to PAS 5000:2017 (parts 4 and 5). The certificate should be issued from an inspecting body from the IATP approved list of independent and competent inspecting bodies that have successfully displayed that they are qualified, independent inspectors and this document establishes the necessary qualifications for those interested in becoming an approved inspector. This certificate should also be accepted by insurers who require compliance to PAS 5000:2017 including Allianz for the Rebound scheme available to IATP members through Independents Insurers. Each park is responsible for booking their inspection with an approved inspector and the price of the compliance inspection is to be agreed with the inspector appointed.


The IATP is welcoming applications from suitably qualified and experienced inspectors who wish to be considered as an IATP Approved Inspecting Body and who can inspect against PAS 5000:2017 trampoline parks in the UK. It is believed that there are approximately 200 parks across the UK.


The list of IATP competent inspectors is available on the IATP website and for public distribution and individual parks are responsible for arranging an inspection with an IATP inspecting body of their choice.

How the inspection regime works

IATP member parks are required to hold a certificate of compliance to BSI PAS 5000:2017 specification not older than 36 months.


It is expected that persons on the IATP competent inaugural inspector list will undertake a comprehensive inspection and audit of section 4 of the PAS 5000:2017. Inspectors will also be expected to undertake an audit of matters of evident concern against section 5 of the PAS 5000:2017.


At the end of the inaugural inspection, inspectors will be expected to provide a detailed report to the park management along with a certificate of compliance where appropriate. A copy of the certificate should be sent to the IATP.


Inspectors will be required to follow up any non-conformities, either in person or by the validation of evidence from the park, in order to ensure that the requirements of the PAS 5000:2017 are adhered to.


Persons on the IATP approved inspectors list will be expected to attend regular standardisation and review meetings with the IATP and IATP invited guests.


How to apply to be an IATP approved inspector

To be considered, all applicants must complete the below expression of interest form and provide evidence to demonstrate how they meet the following IATP competent inspector requirements.


The expression of interest form and all supporting evidence must be submitted by email or post to Kate Lodge no later than 5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.


Email:


Address: Kate Lodge, International Association of Trampoline Parks, PO BOX 3859, Chester, CH1 9JA


All successful persons will be notified by email.

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