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Whether it's the replacement of a complete element or a tiny portion of your course, keeping up with routine maintenance is an important component of owning and operating a ropes course. Skywalker offers a comprehensive package of inspection and maintenance agreements that not only ensure that your climbing park, high ropes activity courses, and forest playgrounds meet all necessary safety standards, but also that wear and tear as well as mechanical fatigue, which is inevitably caused by continuous operation, will be detected and the affected equipment will be replaced.
 
Because of the strong public attractiveness of our climbing parks and activity courses, as well as the resulting large number of visitors, a well-structured inspection and maintenance plan is required. Our notions include the creation of a comprehensive user handbook that includes the inspection frequency advised by Skywalker and its suppliers, as well as the necessary maintenance instructions for all of our activity courses.

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 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.

Maintenance

Inspection and maintenance are inextricably linked. Furthermore, this is the most cost-effective solution to assure your climbing park's continued user safety. More minor faults, such as the replacement of biners, clamps, joints and connectors, as well as lines and ropes, are addressed during bimonthly inspections. During annual inspections, more extensive maintenance is performed on platforms, poles, and other structural parts.

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.