Safety Inspections.

Landscape Services is a very safety-conscious company, ensuring all our equipment, staff and undertakings are compliant and within the perimeters outlined by key industry and governmental legislation.

Working alongside our corporate Health and Safety and Procurement divisions, we extend this safety-focused approach to our customers. Whether it’s a routine check, an ad-hoc query or an annual inspection, our qualified technicians, advisors and inspectors can ensure your property, trees or equipment is compliant, with detailed reports on our findings and expert advice and recommendations where remedial work is required.

The importance of health and safety inspection services

Health and safety inspections are essential to identify potential hazards and ensure that you are complying with legal requirements and industry standards. We prioritise health and safety within our operations for two reasons;

  • To keep you, your staff and visitors safe: First and foremost, if your equipment, tree or property is not safe, neither are those who work at or visit your organisation or green space.
  • To keep you compliant and legal: If your equipment, tree or property is not safe and secure you could be putting more at risk than just your health. Breaches of health and safety legislation are a criminal offence and you can be hit with fines and prison sentences as a result.

Landscape Services make it our business to know your business, and to understand the various legislations and precautions required within your industry. Paired with our own unique understanding of the legislative requirements of the work we do – particularly within the outdoor space – we give our customers peace of mind that we have your health and safety at the core of what we do.


Why choose Landscape Services for your safety inspections?

At Landscape Services, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional safety inspection services that are tailored to the needs of your business. With over 80 years of experience in the industry, we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality services to commercial customers in various sectors, including local authority, schools and academies, and business centres.

Our three key safety inspection services – Outdoor play and gym equipment inspections; gymnastics, sports hall, fixed play and fitness equipment inspections; and tree safety inspections - have been developed to help you to identify potential risks within your trees or play and gym equipment, and take corrective action before accidents occur.

We offer a free, no obligation site visit prior to any works being completed, to allow for an opportunity to understand your business, and the individual requirements your equipment or trees may need, taking into consideration age, location, condition and use. We will then recommend a schedule of inspection services bespoke to your situation, offering the best cover to keep you compliant and safe. 

Following each inspection we provide detailed reports on our findings, as well as expert advice and recommendations for remedial work, if required.

  • Play and Gym Equipment Inspections

    Regular inspections are the key to ensuring your playground & gym equipment remains in good condition and safe to use.

    Play and Gym Equipment Inspections
  • Arboricultural Tree Inspections

    The risk posed by damaged, unhealthy or unstable trees is not always easily visible to the untrained eye.

    Arboricultural Tree Inspections

Types of health and safety inspection services we provide

At Landscape Services, we specialise in the maintenance and development of your open spaces, so it makes sense that our safety inspection services follow that same line of thinking. We prioritise the health and safety of your open spaces, focusing on two important areas of compliance;

  • Playground and gym equipment inspections: Our team of experts will inspect all play equipment and gym facilities to ensure that they are safe and compliant with industry standards and regulations. This in-depth report will include all surrounding flooring and street furniture as required, and a visual sweep of the area may highlight additional points which will be raised, such as damaged nearby walls or evidence of vermin. All inspections are carried out to EN1176 and EN1177 safety standards as appropriate.

    Landscape Services also follow standards BS1892-1, for indoor gym equipment specifically, and BS EN 14974 safety standards in inspecting skate parks. All staff are fully DBS registered, with ID and company uniform.

  • Arboricultural tree safety inspections: Our arboricultural tree inspections cover all aspects of tree care, including full annual tree inspections, in and out of leaf inspections and ad-hoc or emergency tree inspections. At Landscape Services, our customers enjoy the advantages of an adept in-house arboricultural team, who carry out all works in adherence to the British and European Safety Standard BS 3998. Our inspectors and arboricultural team are extensively trained, registered with Enhanced DBS and possess a wealth of expertise to guarantee that your trees are effectively managed and maintained.

Landscape Services has over 80 years of outdoor care experience; whilst we specialise in play and gym equipment and inspections, and arboricultural inspections, we do have the knowledge, capacity and a fully vetted and trusted supply chain to assist with and advise upon a number of compliance-based queries should you need us. Contact us today to discuss your outdoor health and safety requirements and find out how we can help you ensure the safety of your property, employees, and customers.

How often should inspections be scheduled?

The frequency on which you should schedule your inspections will be dependent on your individual requirements. However, there are base guidelines for how often an inspection should take place to keep your equipment compliant at a base level.

  • For play and gym equipment it is advised that routine inspections are carried out weekly – particularly over months which see an increase in use - to identify any changes to the equipment and keep it functioning. A quarterly operational inspection should take place every few months, and an annual expert inspection should be completed once a year by a different company to those completing your routine and operational inspections.

  • For the trees on your property we recommend both annual and seasonal inspections. Trees can often fall victim to disease, vandalism and, most commonly, the weather. For this reason we like to see the trees we care for on a predetermined maintenance schedule to allow us to highlight a change of circumstance – such as a loose branch or structurally unsafe tree - before it becomes a risk. Find out more about the importance of frequent tree inspection visits.

We cannot stress enough that each customer is different and that when it comes to compliance, it is important to get it right. With a free site visit from a Landscape Services arborist or inspector we’ll be able to give you a much better idea of your bespoke requirements. Contact us to book today.


Our experienced health and safety professionals. 

At Landscape Services, we take great pride in the expertise of the health and safety professionals who carry out safety inspections on your behalf. Our team members are qualified and knowledgeable, with years of experience in the industry.

All of our health and safety professionals have the necessary certifications required by law to carry out detailed inspections, ensuring that our customers are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and standards. Our team members are also trained to provide exceptional customer service, ensuring that you are fully supported throughout the inspection process.

Landscape Services are qualified to RoSPA and RPII Level Two in Play Equipment Inspections. We are qualified in chainsaw operations, basic tree inspections and visual tree assessments, tree felling and branch removal. We also work with a small number of vetted, trusted subcontractor partners who provide additional support to ensure that we are able to fulfil our commitments to our customers in the safest, most compliant and efficient way.

Related services.

Sports Facilities Maintenance.

Sports facilities management is the overseeing and ongoing maintenance of outdoor sports facilities.

Arboricultural Services.

Arboriculture is the name given to services which relate to the health and maintenance of trees.

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