Are your playgrounds safe?
Who should attend?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70%, or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards.Sponsored by the National Recreation and Playground Association and Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, this CPSI course (formerly NPSI) is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and 12 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.Click here to view the brochure or on the link below to register online.
· Supervisory Personnel
· Public Works Department
· Planning Department
· Grounds Maintenance Staff
· Engineers & Architects
· Playground Equipment Reps
· Operators of Playgrounds in Parks, Schools, Summer Camps, Day Camps, Churches, Day Care Centers
How will this seminar benefit you and your organization?
Learn how to identify safety hazards on the playground, and the steps needed for correction.
Review of risk management techniques and liability problems, implementation of risk management programs. Learn how to conduct an audit of your playgrounds.
Become familiar with the US Consumer Products Safety
Commission Guidelines and the ASTM Standard for Public Use of Playground Equipment Safety; identify the differences between them and their impact on playground safety.
Learn about safety in accessibility and the recommendations of the ASTM standard.
Become aware of the characteristics of the various surfaces used on playgrounds.
Each Participant Will Receive:
· The Course Manual, which includes the current ASTM Public Playground standards and CPSC Handbook.
· 1.2 CEUS
· Lunch on both Course days.
Computer Based Testing
Computer-based testing: The option to take the CPSI exam via computer based testing is now available through the NRPA. To obtain additional information please visit www.nrpa.org under CPSI. Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your initial exam via computer based testing at a later date. Please decide now if you would like to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a Computer Based Exam at a later date.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Course Introduction & Injury Statistics
Hazard ID, Parts 1 & 2
Lunch (included in registration cost)
Applied Exercise 1 – Use of Test Probes and Gauges
Hazard ID, Part 3
Hazard ID, Part 4
Surfacing, Part 1
Exam Preparation/Question & Answer Period/Homework Assignment
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Surfacing, Part 2
Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization
Question & Answer Period
Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
Site Investigation Wrap Up
Thursday, October 2, 2014
2-Hour Certification Exam