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How are Commercial Playgrounds installed?

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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 execution.

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 ensuring commercial playground safety regulations are compliant.

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The Different Stages of Installing a Playground

We provide commercial playground installation services, and our installation team will take you carefully through the process, regulations, and safety rules.
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1. Pre-installation site visit

In this stage, we will do a site visit to ensure that your area is prepared for installation. This involves ensuring accessibility for trucks, bobcats, or cranes 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.

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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.

post-installation inspection of a playground in Randesr Regnskov

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 assist you professionally with different types of inspection, 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.
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1. Inspection Services

At KOMPAN, we can assist you professionally with different types of inspection, no matter if your playground is delivered by KOMPAN or a third party.

We offer four types of inspection:

  • Safety Inspection

  • Functional inspection

  • Visual inspection

  • Delivery inspection

Please get in touch with your local KOMPAN sales office to get a quote on a specific inspection agreement.

2. Service & Maintenance

To ensure the longevity of the playground equipment, we offer regular maintenance.

Maintenance of playground equipment includes:

  • Tightening loose fasteners

  • Fitting missing parts

  • Replacement of broken or worn parts

  • Leveling and replenishing surfaces

From complete all-inclusive Expert Maintenance agreements, where our KOMPAN-certified technicians carry out maintenance work on all kinds of brands, to much more straightforward Repairs in own Management agreements, where the customer handles repairs in-house, and KOMPAN helps determine, order and deliver the parts.

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3. Aftersales

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

We offer:

  • Functional inspection (three/year recommended)

  • Safety inspection (one/year recommended)

  • Repair readiness

Please get in touch with your local KOMPAN sales office 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’ve with 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 any 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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