DAVE POTTER
  Playground Safety Consultant
Playground Inspector ~ Expert Witness ~ Author ~ Trainer ~ Risk Assessor ~ Play Consultant
Background & Experience Expert Witness Publications Inspections
 
 COMMISSIONS
 BANBURY TOWN COUNCIL - November 8, 2005
51 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS WITH DISABILIY ASSESSMENT
 LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET - October 24, 2005
53 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS AND DISABILITY AUDIT
 BRAINTREE ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - October 16, 2005
45 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS
 CORPORATION OF LONDON - September 6, 2005
TWO DAY TRAINING FOR CORPORATION STAFF IN PLAYGROUND INSPECTION
 JMW SOLICITORS - August 20, 2005
EXPERT ADVICE CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT TO A TODDLER ON A PLAYGROUND
 GREENWICH ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNS - August 1, 2005
SAFETY INSPECTIONS OF ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS AND PLAY CENTRES IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF GREENWICH
 MID SUSSEX DISTRICT COUNCIL - July 31, 2005
112 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS AND SUBSEQUENT ADVICE
 NORTH SOMERSET - June 1, 2005
39 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS
 PORTSMOUTH HOUSING ASSOCIATION - May 16, 2005
ONE DAY COURSE IN PLAYGROUND INSPECTION
 LEWES - May 12, 2005
63 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR LEWIS DISTRICT COUNCIL
 SANDWELL ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - April 24, 2005
63 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR SANDWELL BOROUGH
 OPERATIONAL INSPECTION TRAINING - April 23, 2005
ONE DAY OPERATIONAL INSPECTION TRAINING FOR CHRISTCHURCH BOROUGH
 HASTINGS COUNCIL INSPECTIONS - March 16, 2005
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR HASTINGS COUNCIL
 POST-INSTALLATION INSPECTION - Febuary 28, 2005
POST-INSTALLATION INSPECTION OF A PLAY AREA IN BRAINTREE FOR WICKSTEED LEISURE LTD
 POST INSTALLATION INSPECTION - Febuary 7, 2005
A SKATE ARE AND PLAY AREA POST-INSTALLATION INSPECTION
 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - January 31, 2005
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR MID-BEDS DISTRICT COUNCIL
 MID BEDFORDSHIRE - January 31, 2005
ANNUAL PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS FOR MID BEDS DISTRICT COUNCIL
 PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECK - January 20, 2005
PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECK FOR A PLAY AREA PROVIDED BY RECORD LTD
 ADVICE ON LAYOUT CHANGES - January 18, 2005
ADVICE TO WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD COUNCIL FOLLOWING ANNUAL PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS, CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH THE LAYOUT OF ONE SITE
 WOKINGHAM SCHOOLS - January 14, 2005
ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY PLAY EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS FOR INFANT AND JUNIOR SCHOOLS IN WOKINGHAM
 FLINT BISHOP BARNET SOLICITORS - January 4, 2005
EXPERT REPORT WHERE A CHILD FELL FROM AN AERIAL RUNWAY AND BROKE HER LEG
 ADVICE TO ERIC ROBINSON SOLICITORS - January 2, 2005
ADVICE ON THE FREQUENCY OF PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT CLAIM
 EXPERT REPORT - December 22, 2004
EXPERT REPORT FOLLOWING A CHILD'S FALL FROM EQUIPMENT ONTO A BARK SAFETY SURFACE
 PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECK - December 21, 2004
PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECK FOR WICKSTEED LTD
 EXPERT REPORT - December 20, 2004
EXPERT REPORT FOR McARDLES SOLICITORS CONCERNING A PLAYGROUND ACCIDENT
 LAND USE CONSULTANTS - December 18, 2004
PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECK ON TODDLER, JUNIOR AND SENIOR PLAY AREAS
 WOKINGHAM SCHOOLS - December 16, 2004
QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS OF PLAY EQUIPMENT IN WOKINHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
 WICKSTEED LEISURE LTD - December 14, 2004
PRE-CONTRACT DESIGN CHECKS ON PLAYGROUND DESIGNS FOR THE PAVILLION AND CHARNWOOD PLAY AREAS
 EXPERT REPORT - November 20, 2004
EXPERT REPORT FOLLOWING A CHILD'S FALL FROM AN AERIAL RUNWAY
 POST-INSTALLATION INSPECTIONS - October 28, 2004
FOR THE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IN PAULSGROVE, PORTSMOUTH
 EXPERT REPORT - September 29, 2004
THE PROVISION OF AN EXPERT REPORT FOLLOWING INJURY TO A CHILD FALLING FROM A CLIMBING FRAME ONTO A BARK SURFACE
 ERIC ROBINSON SOLICITORS - September 20, 2004
EXPERT REPORT FOLLOWIN A FALL FROM PLAY EQUIPMENT ONTO A BARK SURFACE RESULTING IN A BROKEN ARM
 SOMERSET PLAYING FIELDS ASSOCIATION - July 26, 2004
Inspection of 9 sites in Somerset
 ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS - July 15, 2004
Inspection of adventure playground facilities for Greenwich Council
 FORESTRY COMMISSION - July 13, 2004
Inspection of the Play Trail at Moors Valley Country Park
 PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS - June 26, 2004
Annual playground inspections for Gloucester City Council
 MID-SUSSEX BOROUGH COUNCIL - April 27, 2004
102 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS INCLUDING BMX AND SKATEBOARD FACILITIES
 16ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - April 27, 2004
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR TONBRIDGE AND MALLING BOROUGH COUNCIL INCLUDING A BMX TRACK
 TWO DAY OPEARTIONAL INSPECTION TRAINING - March 17, 2004
A TWO DAY OPERATIONAL INSPECTION TRAINING COURSE FOR NORTH-WEST LEICESTERSHIRE COUNCIL
 HASTINGS BOROUGH COUNCIL - March 10, 2004
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF 25 PLAY AREAS AND 1 BMX TRACK
 ONE DAY PLAYGROUND INSPECTION TRAINING - Febuary 25, 2004
ONE DAY TRAINING FOR PARISH COUNCIL STAFF IN THE EAST STAFFORDSHIRE AREA
 INSPECTION TRAINING - Febuary 18, 2004
ONE DAY INSPECTION TRAINING FOR STAFF AT KING ALFRED SCHOOL LONDON
 ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS INSPECTION - Febuary 4, 2004
SAFETY INSPECTIONS OF DACORUM BOROUGH COUNCIL'S FOUR EXCELLENT STAFFED ANVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS
 INSPECTION TRAINING - January 27, 2004
A TWO DAY PLAYGROUND INSPECTION COURSE FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF TELFORD AND WREKIN COUNCIL ON THE INSPECTION OF PLAY EQUIPMENT IN SCHOOL GROUNDS
 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION - January 24, 2004
A SITE VISIT AND SUBSEQUENT EXPERT REPORT ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND LIABILITIES FOLLOWING A FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD’S INJURY IN A SOFTPLAY AREA
 SKATEBOARD PARK - December 26, 2003
A POST-INSTALLATIION INSPECTION OF BRAND NEW SKATE PARK FOR THE LONDON BOROUGH OF GREENWICH
 CHRISTCHURCH BOROUGH COUNCIL - December 10, 2003
ONE DAY STANDARDS AND INSPECTION TRAINING FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY AND HOUSING ASSOCIATION STAFF
 TWO DAY TRAINING FOR A PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER - November 29, 2003
TWO DAYS TRAINING IN THE STANDARDS FOR THE MANUFACTURE, INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION OF PLAY EQUIPMENT FOR NORBRIDGE NURSERIES

 TEST VALLEY - November 11, 2003
67 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS
 FAULKS CURRY PERRY AND RECH - November 7, 2003
PRE- CONTRACT PLAYGROUND DESIGN CHECK FOR SIDINGS PARK LOUGHBOROUGH
 GRAHAM CLAYTON SOLICITOR - November 7, 2003
EXPERT WITNESS REPORT ON AN ACCIDENT TO A TEACHER INJURED BY GLASS BROKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A BALL GAME PLAYED IN A SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
 BERRYMANS LACE MAWER SOLICITORS - October 14, 2003
EXPERT WITNESS REPORT ON AN ACCIDENT TO A SAILOR INJURED WHILST TRAINING ON AN ASSAULT COURSE AS PART OF HIS INITIAL TRAINING
 LONDON BOROUGH OF GREENWICH - September 26, 2003
23 Annual Playground Inspections
 WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL - September 18, 2003
PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS AND DISABILITY ACCESS AUDITS FOR THE AUTHORITIES PLAY AREAS
 CHRISTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL - September 12, 2003
ONE DAY TRAINING FOR PLAYCARE AND MAINTENANCE STAFF IN PLAGROUND SAFETY AND INSPECTION
 EAST THAMES HOUSING - September 9, 2003
ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS OF PLAY AREAS PROVIDED BY THIS HOUSING ASSOCIATION
 GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL - September 9, 2003
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF 29 SITES IN THE BOROUGH INCULDING SKATE PARK
 ROYAL BOROUGH OF WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD - September 9, 2003
ANNUAL PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS AND DISABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PLAY AREAS
 SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL - September 9, 2003
TRAINING FOR PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF ON PLAYGROUND SAFETY AND PLAYGROUND INSPECTION
 EAST STAFFORDSHIRE - September 9, 2003
TRAINING OF LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STAFF ON PLAYGROUND SAFETY AND PLAYGROUND INSPECTION
 WHEELERS SOLICITORS - September 9, 2003
EXPERT WITNESS REPORT ON AN INJURY TO A CHILD FALLING FROM CHIN-UP BARS IN A SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
 MOLE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL - June 1, 2003
ANNUAL PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND ASSOCIATED PARISH COUNCILS
 SHREWSBURY COUNCIL - May 2, 2003
50+ ANNUAL INSPECTIONS SHREWSBURY AND ATCHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL
 NORWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL - April 18, 2003
80+ ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR THE CITY OF NORWICH
 BANNER PROPERTY SERVICES - April 12, 2003
SINGLE INSPECTION OF A PLAY AREA IN ONE OF THEIR PRESTIGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS
 STAFF TRAINING, LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY - March 20, 2003
A TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE FOR PARKS STAFF OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY ON PLAYGROUND INSPECTION
 INSPECTION TRAINING FOR A PARKS CONSTABULARY - March 10, 2003
A TWO DAY COURSE HELPING THE PARKS CONSTABULARY STAFF OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM TO UNDERTAKE DAILY PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS
 EXPERT WITNESS REPORT - March 7, 2003
A CHILD FELL FROM A ROUNDABOUT AND BROKE HIS ARM. EXPERT WITNESS REPORT CONSIDERING THE SAFETY OF THE ROUNDABOUT AND THE SURFACING BENEATH
 27 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - March 7, 2003
FOR SURREY HEATH BOROUGH COUNCIL. INCLUDING TRIM TRAILS AND SKATEBOARD RAMPS
 EXPERT WITNESS REPORT - March 1, 2003
AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL FELL FROM A SWING SEAT ONTO THE HARD SURFACE BENEATH FRACTURING HER SKULL. EXPERT REPORT CONSIDERING THE STANDARDS FOR THE SWINGS AND THE SURFACE BENEATH AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PLAYGROUND PROVIDER
 210 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS IN SOUTH WALES - Febuary 14, 2003
BENCHMARK INSPECTIONS FOR RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL, INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENT. OVER 1OOO PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN 210 REPORTS
 24 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - January 5, 2003
FOR THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD
 52 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - December 5, 2002
ANNUAL INSPECIONS FOR BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL
 TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE - December 1, 2002
RUN JOINTLY BY BARNET SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE AND THE NATIONAL PLAYING FIELDS ASSOCIATION BRINING 17 PARTICIPANTS UP TO STANDARD ON VISUAL AND OPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS
 TRAINING FOR PLAY EQUIPMENT INSTALLERS - November 15, 2002
ONE DAY TRAINING FOR A COMPANY WHO IMPORT AND INSTALL SPECIALISED PLAY EQUIPMENT
 34 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - November 14, 2002
ANNUAL INSPCTIONS FOR EASTLEIGH BOROUGH COUNCIL
 PRE-INSTALLATION INSPECTIONS - October 22, 2002
PRE-INSTALLATION INSPECTIONS AND ADVICE ON DESIGN LAYOUT AND TENDERING FOR PLAY AREAS AND SKATEBOARD FACILITIES IN SOUTHBOROUGH
 29 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS - October 18, 2002
ROCHFORD DISTRIC COUNCIL
 BMX, SKATEBOARD AND PLAY AREA INSPECTIONS - October 18, 2002
INSPECTION OF THIRTY PLAY SITES INCLUDING PLAY AREAS BMX TRACKS, SKATEBOARD AND BALL GAMES FACILITIES IN ROCHESTER
 COUNTRY PARK INSPECTION - October 17, 2002
POS-INSTALLATION INSPECTION OF A PLAY MAZE FEATURE AT A NEW FOREST COUNTRY PARK
 INDOOR PLAY AREA ACCIDENT - October 15, 2002
JOINT EXPERT WITNESS REPORT WHERE A CHILD OF FOUR WAS INJURED JUMPING INTO A BALL POND IN AN INDOOR PLAY AREA IN A PUBLIC HOUSE
 BROPHY FOR EASTBOURNE BOROUGH COUNCIL - October 4, 2002
INSPECTION OF 30 PLAY AREAS IN THE OWNERSHIP OF EASTBOURNE BOROUGH COUNCIL FOR THEIR CONTRACTORS BROPHY. INCLUDING SKATEBOARD FACILITIES.
 PARKLANDS COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL - September 23, 2002
INSPECTION OF PLAY EQUIPMENT IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
 PLAY STRATEGY - September 20, 2002
PRELIMINARY ADVICE TO A COUNTY COUNCIL ON THE FORMULATION OF A PLAY STRATEGY
 INSPECTIONS FOR TOWN COUNCIL - September 18, 2002
THREE ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL
 EXPERT WITNESS REPORT - August 22, 2002
EXPERT WITNESS REPORT FOR THE DEFENDANT CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT TO A CHILD IN A SOFT PLAYROOM, WHERE THE DEFENDANTS WERE THE MANUFACTURERS AND INSTALLERS OF THE SOFT PLAY EQUIPMENT CONCERNED IN THE ACCIDENT
 LONDON BOROUGH OF GREENWICH - August 20, 2002
TWENTY THREE ANNUAL PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS INCLUDING ASSESSMENT OF PLAYING SPACE CRITERIA
 PRE-OFSTED SAFETY INSPECTION - August 14, 2002
AN ANNUAL INSPECTION AND AUDIT OF AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND – SITE, STRUCTURES AND OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT, BUILDING AND SAFETY SYSTEMS, PRIOR TO THEIR OFSTED INSPECTION
 29 SITES IN GUILDFORD - July 22, 2002
INSPECTED 29 PLAY AREAS FOR THE BOROUGH OF GUILDFORD
 SHUTTLEWORTH MUSEUM OF AVIATION - July 16, 2002
POST INSALLATION INSPECTION OF THE PLAY EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION SITE AT THIS VENUE WITH THE LATEST EQUIPMENT FROM HAGS, PLADALE, KOMPAN AND OTHERS
 JOINT EXPERT WITNESS REPORT - July 5, 2002
A COURT APPOINTED JOINT EXPERT WITNESS IN A CASE WHERE A CHILD SUSTAINED A HEAD INJURY AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A COLLISION WITH A PIECE OF PLAY EQUIPMENT. THE MAIN ISSUES COVERED WERE:

*WHETHER THE ACCIDENT TO THE CLAIMANT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED OR THE SEVERITY OF THE CONSEQUENT INJURY REDUCED BY THE CLAIMANT TAKING MORE CARE OF HIMSELF

*WHETHER THERE WERE ANY SHORTCOMINGS IN THE STANDARD AND/OR CONDITION OF THE MULTIPLAY ITEM ON THE PLAYGROUND WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT AND/OR THE SEVERITY OF THE INJURY CONSEQUENT UPON THE ACCIDENT, AND WHICH THE DEFENDANT SHOULD HAVE FORESEEN AND TAKEN ACTION TO OVERCOME
 NEWARK AND SHERWOOD DISTRICT COUNCIL - July 1, 2002
40 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENT FOR DISTRICT COUNCIL AND PARISH COUNCIL PLAY AREAS
 MOLE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL - May 15, 2002
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND BI-ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR THE PARISH COUNCILS
 ANDERSON’S SOLICITORS - May 5, 2002
EXPERT WITNESS REPORT FOLLOWING AN INJURY TO A CHILD SUSTAINED WHEN FALLING FROM AN OVERHEAD LADDER
 NORWICH CITY COUNCIL - April 26, 2002
81 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR NORWICH CITY COUNCIL PART OF A THREE YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE CITY COUNCIL
 GREAT YARMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL - April 9, 2002
80 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF PLAY AREAS AND SUMMARY OF INSPECTION FAILURES FOUND AND RISK ASSESSMENT PRIORITISATION
 GO-SKATE CONFERENCE - April 5, 2002
CHAIR OF TYNE AND WEAR PLAYINGFIELDS ASSOCIAION CONFERENCE ON SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER BLADING AND BMX FACILITIES
 WHITEHEAD AND RIDGEWAY GREENALL SOLICITORS - March 15, 2002
JOINT EXPERT WITNESS REPORT WHERE THERE IS A DISPUTE OVER THE SUITABILITY OF THE LOCATION AND DESIGN OF A PLAY AREA IN A HOUSING ESTATE
 WAVENY DISTRICT COUNCIL - March 15, 2002
95 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS
 WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL - Febuary 1, 2002
ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS OF PLAY AREAS IN THE OWNERSHIP OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER
 PRE FEBRUARY 2002 - January 31, 2002
THIS WEBSITE WAS LAUNCHED ON FEBRUARY 1 2002. INFORMATION ON WORK UNDERTAKEN BEFORE THIS DATE CAN BE OBTAINED BY RINGING DAVE POTTER ON 023 9283 9097
 
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