Bouncy Castle Testing

Thank you for taking the time to view our inflatable testing page. Over the past 25 years we have gained an enormous wealth of knowledge of how both ourselves and other manufacturers produce bouncy castles and inflatables making us the perfect choice for both repairs & testing of inflatables.

Testing: Our bouncy castle testing facility is based at our lead factory in Leeds, Just a few minutes off the M62 & M1. We believe we are the only company in the UK who has a full time machinest dedicated soley to repairs and testing of inflatables 7 days a week if required and we guarantee never to turn your repairs away.

To book an inflatable in for repair, Please scroll to the bottom of the page & complete our online form

Bouncy Castle & Inflatable Testing (Its the law):When a Company, organisation or individual hires any equipment they become subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

This Act places a duty of care on everyone involved in the transaction. This means that the operator, the operator's employees, the hirer, the hirer's employees and the owner or manager of the premises where the equipment will be used should do everything possible to ensure its safe use at all times.

In addition Provision and Use of Play Equipment Regulations (PUWER) require that all work equipment and that includes inflatable play, must be tested by a "competent person" on a regular basis (usually once per year). Inspection by a "competent person" prior to first use and annually thereafter satisfies the provision that the equipment is suitable and safe for its intended use.

All inflatables manufactured by Betterbounce Direct have been tested prior to its sale and as such you are covered for the first 12 months under our own brand of testing.

After 12 months you should have your equipment tested by a competent person. I would suggest either bringing your inflatables back here to Betterbounce Direct or contact your local manufacturer/ repair person In order to make sure you are complying with the regulations above, you must ensure that your inflatables are taken to a competent manufacturer or repairer.

Betterbounce Direct have been manufacturing, repairing and selling inflatables for over 25 years and offer a comprehensive testing and repair service should you require it or have a look on the internet for someone more local.

In addition to the above, All electrical items that are hired out must also be PAT tested every 6 months.

To book an inflatable in for repair, Please scroll to the bottom of the page & complete our online form

Our testing service:Our testing service is the most comprehensive test on the market, We don't just blow up it, have a quick look and give it a thumbs up, Our highly skilled Inflatable tester uses the same mathematics applied to both structural and mechanical engineering whilst ensuring the inflatable strictly complies with the European standard EN14960

Our inflatable testing reports includes the following tests:

Structure tests

  • The measuring of Trough depths for visual supervision
  • Seam strength security test ensures the inflatable can carry a minimum load of 165kn
  • Stitching measurement & testing to ensure its saftely between 3mm & 8mm
  • Anchor point vs wind loading calculations test to ensure there is a sufficient number in place
  • Secondary anchor strength test to ensure they can exceed a newton load of 160kn or more
  • Anchor accessories test (peg specification, safety & conformity test)
  • Wall & tower height measurement check to ensure max user height calculations are correct
  • Blower tube marking & length test for maximum safety
  • Zip installation and functionality safety test to ensure accidental inflation does not occur
  • Fabric flame retardancy test & or certificate compliance check to ensure the unit is FR
  • Fabric strength test & or certificate compliance check to ensure it meets EU standards
  • Step & ramp size & maximum fall height compliance check to ensure it meets EU standards
  • Weight based grounding test to ensure satisfactory pressure in vulnerable chambers test
  • Visual and touch for sharp corners & or instruments test for general user safety
  • General stability test (height vs width & depth ratio) to ensure the unit is safe and stable
  • Rope test (If ropes are incorporated in the inflatable) to ensure they are not worn or dangerous
  • Artwork compliance test to ensure fragments cannot lead to choking.
  • Air loss points tested to ensure no defects and that they are able to maintain pressure
  • Water Gauge pressure check to ensure inflatable is inflated correct and has safe pressure
  • Maximum fall height measurement test to ensure the inflatable is not dangerously height
  • Thread/ Cotton inspection test to check for rotting or wear and tear
  • Netting measurement test to ensure the hole size is not a danger to small childrens fingers
  • Entrapment test to ensure there are no areas or toys where a child may become trapped
  • Evacuation/ Deflation test to ensure the unit can maintain good pressure without a fan running
  • Window test to ensure materials conform to EN14960 & that no cracks/ breaks are present
  • Visible markings test to ensure all height/ user information and other key areas are identified
  • Manufacturers identification tag & serial number check
  • The brand of test we use is Betterbounce, We do not use the Rpii or Pipa brand

Totally Enclosed Structure tests

  • Exit location and proximity test to ensure adequate evacuation is possible
  • Exit marking and evacuation check
  • Lighting support test to ensure that the structure is free standing and not air supported
  • Emergency lighting test if applicable
  • Deflation & evacuation test to ensure the unit can maintain good pressure without a fan running
  • User area pressure test to ensure it can hold the weight of users it is designed for adequately

Slide tests

  • Wall height measurement and containment of user compliance check
  • Run out measurement and compliance check
  • Clamber net measurement and compliance check
  • slide sheet measurement and security method check

Blower tests

  • Type & size of blower check again inflatable manufactures specification sheet or tag
  • Inlet and outlet mesh check with probe to ensure finger length distance is safe
  • Cable & plug visual inspection and power test to ensure maximum safety
  • Pat test document inspection
  • Anti, air return flap securely in place and operation test

Price list for testing service:. This can vary depending on who manufactured the inflatable but is generally very accurate.Our prices are compiled according to general size and weight of the inflatables

  • 8x8ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 10x10ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 12x12ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £45 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 11x15ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £45 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 15x15ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £50 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 18x18ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £60 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 20x20ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £75 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 25x25ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £90 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 30x30ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £150 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 35x35ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - starting from £150 (Including PAT test certificate)

Combos, activity castles, fun runs, assault courses

  • 6ft up n over slide - starting from £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 6ft platform slide - starting from £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 8ft platform slide - starting from £60 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 10ft platform slide - starting from £70 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 12ft platform slide - starting from £80 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 15ft platform slide - starting from £35,000 : ) (Includes free flights & 5* accommodation in Dubai whilst you wait)
  • 20ft platform slide - starting from £35,000 : ) (Includes free flights & 5* accommodation in Dubai whilst you wait)
  • 25ft platform slide - starting from £35,000 : ) (Includes free flights & 5* accommodation in Dubai whilst you wait)
  • 30ft platform slide - starting from£35,000 : ) (Includes free flights & 5* accommodation in Dubai whilst you wait)

Price list for Simple Re-testing service:. This can vary depending on who manufactured the inflatable but is generally very accurate.This option is available if you bring along your existing bouncy castle or inflatable test certificate weather it be current or expired. This makes our job a little bit easier so we pass that saving onto you direct. The prices are again compiled according to general size and weight of the inflatables

  • 8x8ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 10x10ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 12x12ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 11x15ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 15x15ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 18x18ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 20x20ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 25x25ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 30x30ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 35x35ft Bouncy Castle or Dome - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 6ft up n over slide - £35 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 6ft platform slide - £35 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 8ft platform slide - £35 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 10ft platform slide - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 12ft platform slide - £40 (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 15ft platform slide - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 20ft platform slide - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 25ft platform slide - £POA (Including PAT test certificate)
  • 30ft platform slide - £35,000 : ) (Includes free flights & 5* accommodation in Dubai whilst you wait)

All prices above are quoted based on a plain bedded inflatable. If toys are present n the bed

Please note: In order for the inflatable test to be conducted correctly you must bring along your pegs, blower & extension able sed to inflate your inflatable as this also needs testing under EN:14960 - AS OF 17.07.2016 ALL TEST CERTIFICATED WILL BE EMAILED ELECTRONICALLY.

Our Promise to you; The legal document requiring your inflatables to be tested is the PUWER regulations outlined by the HSE. This document states that all inflatables must be tested at suitable intervals by a competent person.

The ONLY test available for compliance is the British/ European standard EN14960

There is many misguidance about who and what is a competent person & what test are available. The HSE WILL NOT define what a competent person is so I'm afraid we are left to our own devices, However the defined test is the compliance with EN14960.

There are a number of testing schemes available from private companies such as The RPII & PIPA, However it must be pointed out that these are private companies and NOT government run and that the certificates issued are indeed an alternative brand such as our own.

Our promise to you is that we have extensive knowledge in the design and manufacture of bouncy castles and inflatables. Our promise is that Our brand of certificate offers a full 12 months safety test and compliance certification to en14960. Should this or our competency disputed, we will be happy to deal with any correspondence for you.

knowledge from responsibility. Please bear this in mind when comparing testing companies.Should you be unfortunate enough end up in court over such an issue, Our promise to you is that we will stand up in court in your defence and absolve you to the best of our

To book a test today, by emailing or calling us via the details listed on our Contact Us page.

Please Note; All inflatables arriving for repair & tests must be delivered in a Dry, Hygienic & Satisfactory condition. Failure to adhere will result in cleaning or drying charges.​

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*Most of the products on this website have been drafted as a concept product and purely as a marketing exercise. The artwork used may require a licensee fee to be paid in order to allow us to reproduce it for commercial gain.

This will be discussed at time or order and the license acquisition may take upto 4 weeks unless a license is already held. The products shown above will have been reworked and have new artwork sewn into for sale.