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As part of any business Employers are required to train their staff in the use of the equipment they use in the course of their duties. This can be quite a complex operation as there are numerous pieces of legislation that apply.

Peter Grand is a registered PIPA Trainer and has a wealth of experience in the training area from previous employment.


For Controllers, Operators and Attendants of inflatable play equipment (bouncy castles and the like) we have a training course just for you.

ITATS will be delivering the new PIPA Operator Training Course on its release in 2024.

The PIPA Operators Training Course syllabus includes:

  • Setting up indoors
  • Setting up outdoors (grass and hard standing)
  • Fault finding
  • Manual handling
  • Emergency procedures
  • Routine maintenance
  • Operation method
  • Supervision

Assessment is completed via the PIPA Learning HUB

Setting up indoors
Setting up indoors


PIPA has developed a new training course for inspectors with advice and guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The new course was launched in 2022 and comprises of a two day training programme with a written and practical exam on a third day. Both training and examination are carried out at PIPA's training based at Inflatebounce in Wyton -

Full details can be obtained from the PIPA office

PIPA has implemented their scheme rules from 01/02/2021.

Theory Session
Theory Session


For Local Authorities, Organisations, Schools and others who regularly hire in equipment we have a course designed to point out the pitfalls and ensure that a clear understanding of what to look for when hiring inflatable play equipment from an outside supplier.

The course syllabus includes:

  • Explanation of European Standard EN 14960
  • Insurance cover
  • Annual Inspection Reports
  • PIPA Scheme
  • How to compile a check list

A Certificate of Attendance is issued to all candidates

All our inflatable play equipment training courses take the relevant parts of BS EN 14960, Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and are presented in an easy learning method

Our courses are run by Peter Grand who has over 40 years experience in the inflatable play and entertainment industry, is a registered PIPA inspector and trainer, sits on the PIPA Leadership Group (PLG) and the PIPA Advisory Panel, has presented courses for ADIPS, Local Authorities, Play scheme Operators, Manufacturers and works with the Health and Safety Executive as an advisor on inflatable play equipment.

All our training courses are a minimum full day and we have training centres all around the UK. We are able to offer in house training if required or to set up courses in a specific area if demand dictates.

We allow ample time within the training courses for candidates to ask questions

We have developed our own training aids which provide a practical element within our courses. This includes this purpose built bouncy castle that has common faults built in to it and is currently the only one of its kind in the UK.

ITATS - Inflatable Testing and Training Service
ITATS - Inflatable Testing and Training Service

Our courses are run using a relaxed style of tuition.

We have found that this style works extremely well and keeps the attention of candidates without causing too much stress.

Our picture shows a group of candidates learning to understand setting up outdoors

Setting up outdoors
Setting up outdoors