John Hicks & Associates


Welcome to our website!

We are a Birmingham-based company specialising in safety inspections and reports for play equipment in playgrounds and other environments. We also provide risk assessments, playground design consultancy, play area staff training, accident reports, expert witness services and disabled access audit services. John Hicks is a Member of the Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII).

Please use the links on the left to navigate the site. For further information, please email or ring us on 0121 472 1276

the firm

is owned and managed by a graduate, craft trained engineer with forty years' experience in industry and commerce, as well as in schools and colleges of further and higher education. ...More about our services

the business

was established in 1994. Since then, we have carried out hundreds of annual site inspections, post-installation inspections, pre-installation planning inspections, disability access audits, risk assessments and accident investigations in playgrounds and soft play areas...More about disabled access audits
specialising in parish and district council play facilities, we have also carried out work in pubs, pick-your-own fruit farms, caravan and camping sites, village halls, schools, church halls and commercial crèches. More about our play area design consultancy

the associates

include a RoSPA trained playground inspector, an OFSTED registered schools inspector, a professional archaeologist, and a former nursery and infant teacher as well as a specialist in early years education and children's play and development...More about playground safety

based in Birmingham

but with associates in every region of Britain, we can provide services at a fixed cost in any part of the country or in English-speaking communities abroad...More about our charges

John Hicks & Associates.
A wholly owned subsidiary of JOHN HICKS LTD.
Registered in England & Wales. Company Registration No. 4160958

41a Upland Road, Selly Park, Birmingham. B29 7JS. UK.
Tel: 0121 472 1276. Fax: 0121 471 4839. Mobile: 07762 232646

VAT Reg. Number: 650 3437 57




John Hicks Associates: fieldwork, inspections, contracting. Playground inspection services, including outdoor playgrounds and indoor play areas. Parish and district council play facilities, and play areas in pubs, pick-your-own fruit farms, caravan and camping sites, village halls, schools, churchyards and commercial crèches.