Keeping on top of routine maintenance is an essential part of owning and running a ropes course, whether it's the replacement of an entire element or a small part of your course. Skywalker offers a comprehensive package of inspection and maintenance agreements which not only ensures that your climbing park, high ropes activity courses and forest playgorunds meet all the necessary safety standards but also guarantees that wear and tear as well as mechanical fatigue inevitably caused by continuous operation will be detected and the affected equipment will be replaced.
The high public appeal of our climbing parks and activity courses and the resulting large number of visitors therefore require an appropriate and well-structured inspection and maintenance plan. The compilation of a detailed user manual, including the inspection frequency recommended by Skywalker and its suppliers as well as the relevant maintenance instructions for all our activity courses, is part of our concepts.
Regular site inspections
Our maintenance service portfolio also contains bimonthly and annual type C inspections (EN ISO/IEC 17020). These assessments are performed by certified Skywalker employees fully qualified to carry out these inspections.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is an essential part of our industry, so you need to ensure that your equipment is safe for all your customers and users.
Under the requirements of EN 15567 and the European PPE Regulations all of the equipment used on your course needs to be checked on an annual basis by a competent person.
Inspection and maintenance go hand in hand. Besides, this is the most cost-effective way to ensure the continuous user safety of your climbing park. Maintenance work during the bimonthly inspections includes more minor issues, such as the replacement of biners, clamps, joints and connectors as well as lines and ropes. More extensive maintenance takes place during the annual inspections and involves platforms, poles and other structural elements.
If you'd like further information about ropes course inspections, training and maintenance, please contact us.
Skywalker. Experts in tree health care.
Prior to the installation of any forest climbing park or high ropes activity course any trees serving as a part of the main structural elements of a climbing facility should be carefully examined by a qualified arbologist. Moreover, tree examination and health care in regular intervals after your climbing park went into operation is strongly recommended by all industry regulators. The frequency of these inspections varies depending on the species, location and the general health of your trees. And additional tree assessments are highly advisable after a period of severe weather conditions.
Site acceptance testing prior to full operation.
When a new ropes course or adventure park is built, and before it is used, an inaugural inspection is recommended to be done by a completely independent inspection body (Type A) with no commercial interest in the ropes course or other conflict of interest (EN 155567:2015). They must also have their own public liability insurance for such work and, crucially, operators should make sure an inspector is competent.
The inaugural inspection is carried out in accordance with ISO/IEC17020 - and all processes prior to and after the inspection are managed by the inspection body. They will ensure that the full report is completed and the client receives its Inaugural Certification (EN:15567).
With regard to these necessary site acceptance tests, Skywalker has an exclusive agreement with TÜV, one of Europe's leading independent testing and certification bodies.