Managing Director
Keith Dalton has over 25 years experience in the playground industry.

He was Managing Director of Hags Play Ltd for over 10 years, and was also responsible for the development of the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Playground Inspection & Operation.

In June 2004 he formed the Play Inspection Company with the prime objective of providing an independent, professional service to the industry in the area of playground inspection, training and related consultancy works.

Keith was responsible for the production of the DDA Assessment check-list that now forms the industry standard, and in 2010 Keith received NCFE accreditation for his course in Playground Design; the only one of its kind in the UK. He is also renowned as one of the most knowledgeable people around the industry with regard to the different types and properties of impact absorbing surfaces.

In May 2003 Keith enrolled with the Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) and is one of a select group who are qualified to examine all levels of inspectors enrolling with the RPII. Keith is also the current RPII Technical Director for Outdoor as well as being a registered indoor and outdoor RPII Annual Inspector.

Areas of Expertise

  • Indoor Soft Play Areas
  • Outdoor Play Areas


  • RPII Registered Annual Outdoor Inspector
  • RPII Indoor Soft Play Inspector
  • RPII Routine, Operational & Annual Level Trainer & Examiner
  • RPII Technical Director (Outdoor)
  • RPII Vice Chairman


  • Managing Director
  • Inspections
  • Consultancy
  • Training of Routine & Operational Inspectors
  • Accident Reports
  • Expert Witness

Hobbies / Interests

Keith is a keen golfer and spends most of his spare time on the golf course.

  • Golf
  • Socialising
  • Family
  • Beer & Wine Tasting!

If you would like to speak or meet with Keith, then please post an enquiry through the Contact page here.