Top industry certification adds to Open Spaces expertise

Open Spaces can offer valuable safety knowledge to new and existing clients following successful completion of new industry-leading qualifications.

The team of Estate Managers have gained Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents accreditation allowing them to regularly inspect the safety of children’s playgrounds and play parks in the grounds of estates they manage.

Amy Scott, Cheryl Cessford, Karen Cribbs, Paul Carter and Rebecca Longstaff are all accredited with the society’s Operational Inspections of Children’s Playgrounds certificate after passing a rigorous training course and exam.

Paul, Director of Open Spaces, said: “The certificates allow our team to carry out inspections of playgrounds as part of routine visits to our properties.

“As we take on more estates the need to be able to inspect playgrounds and parks for our clients becomes more pressing.

“It ranges from looking at swings and climbing frames and checking the wear and tear of components through to more complex play areas with pulleys and ropes.

“Before we had our certification to carry out these inspections ourselves, they had to be performed by a third party. Now we can do this for our clients and save them that extra expense.

“It made sense for us to be able to offer this service to our clients as part of our wide-ranging services – it’s a real boost knowing that we have the industry’s top certification as another service to offer our clients.”

Open Spaces, a trading division of Kingston, manages a growing portfolio of un-adopted areas in developments across the North East and Yorkshire as well as carrying out a host of other general management activities.

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