playground planning

How are Commercial Playgrounds installed?

How long does it take to install a Commercial Playground?

Building a playground can be a complex and complicated process. Rest assured, we are ready to take the burden off your shoulders and be your partner in the planning and building stage.

As a rule a thumb a commercial playground installation takes approx. 2-8 weeks. It consists of several stages where the parties involved decide upon installation type, preparation of the site, safety surfacing, landscaping and it is important to ensure all equipment is compliant with safety regulations.

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The Different Stages of Installing a Playground

We provide commercial playground installation services and our installation team will take you through the process, regulations and safety standards

1. Pre-installation site visit

In this stage, we will do a site visit to ensure that your area is ready for installation. This involves ensuring accessibility for trucks and machinery and removing existing surfacing or equipment. The inspection also covers mapping underground water, gas, power and drainage issues. We also ensure the area is free from roots, trees or plants and remove excess soil; however, these factors can affect the installation process* and costs.

*Local permits are vital to process before installation; please note that a license’s processing time and validation may vary from state to state.

2. Installation Process

The next stage in the process is the actual installation. A KOMPAN playground installation process includes project supervision, safety surfacing, landscaping and core installation.

Playgrounds are only safe when all items and equipment are correctly installed. Therefore, assembly and installation need to be carried out by professionals. Our KOMPAN technicians work according to all local safety standards, regulations and stringent KOMPAN guidelines and installation manuals.

3. Post-installation inspection

Our commercial playground installation service will take you carefully through the regulations before construction. Once your public playground is installed, we will do a full delivery inspection to ensure that all the details are ideally in place and that all safety requirements are compliant.

At KOMPAN, we can advise you about different types of inspections, no matter if your playground is delivered by KOMPAN or a third party.

Why use a Professional Commercial Company?

KOMPAN installation teams worldwide have years of experience in the playground industry and offer customers high-quality repair services and maintenance agreements to ensure playgrounds are maintained to the highest standards.

1. Inspection Services

At KOMPAN Ireland we have a dedicated spare parts and maintenance team who have years of experience in the playground industry - we can arrange maintenance contracts and we provide detailed quotes for any repairs needed. On completion of your playground inspection we will provide a report and photos from our inspection.

Get in touch with our maintenance team in our Galway office to arrange a maintenance contract or to arrange a quote for repairs.

2. Service & Maintenance

To ensure the longevity of your playground equipment it is important to regularly inspect and carry out any maintenance required.

The maintenance of your playground could include -

  • Tightening loose nuts and bolts

  • Fitting missing parts

  • Repairing safety surfacing

We can provide a maintenance contract for inspections and we can carry out repairs to your equipment and surfacing. We can also supply and deliver spare parts for the customer to carry out the equipment repair - our maintenance team is happy to help you get the best solution for your play area.

3. Aftersales

To meet all customer needs, we offer different types of service and repair agreements: Even though our playground equipment is designed to withstand the test of time and hours of play, regular inspections of the overall facilities are required.

Please get in touch with our Galway office on 091 704 844 for a free quote on your specific service and repair agreement.

What to expect?

Being a global company, KOMPAN operates all around the globe together with hundreds of partners. Over the last 50 years, we have worked with both the public and private sectors, installing playgrounds all around the world. It is therefore safe to assume that our professional installers have worked with virtually all playground equipment, landscape, and situation imaginable.

  1. Depending on the size of your playground project, you can expect lots of knocked-down parts and pieces of equipment. Knocked down indicates that the equipment is not assembled*.

  2. If you have decided to install the playground yourself, unloading the truck is a big task, and you need several people to help unload the truck. Your responsibility is also to store the order in a safe, dry space.

  3. We only employ experienced and certified technicians and provide regular training in the latest safety standards. This way, we contribute to a safe playing environment.

*It will take approximately one month to install a commercial playground; however, lead times are only estimates and may fluctuate.

To learn more about the rules and best practices for playground safety, read the playground safety handbook provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additionally, you can read the CPSC’s checklist of recommendations here.

Our team of experts is here to help whether you have decided on a full KOMPAN installation or have decided to handle the installation on your own. Need a little more help to understand the process better? Get in touch with your local consultant below!

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