Safety inspections are a matter to be decided between the owners and users of the machine, their collective conscience, and their insurers.
It would be proper for the club to appoint one individual to take charge of the scrum machine. He should carry out a periodic service and inspection of the machine and make a written record, signed and dated, of his actions and observations, and obviously seek appropriate help if repairs or replacement parts are required.
With the current wave of vandalism experienced by many clubs, it would be appropriate for a designated individual to declare and sign that the machine is complete and fit for use before each training session.
Richter Engineering are ready to discuss maintenance issues at any time and can carry out any work required, either on site or at their works.
Some companies attempt to peddle Annual Service Contracts, based on a pretence that a ‘Safety Certificate’ is a legal requirement. It is not.