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2014 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

Sep 30, 2014 08:00am - Oct 02, 2014 12:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Grounds and Outdoor Facilities
Category: NPSI

Description

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.

 

·         Administrators  

·         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?

Maintenance

 

Learn how to identify safety hazards on the playground, and the steps needed for correction.

 

Administration

 

Review of risk management techniques and liability problems, implementation of risk management programs. Learn how to conduct an audit of your playgrounds.

 

Resources

 

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.

 

Accessibility

 

Learn about safety in accessibility and the recommendations of the ASTM standard.

 

Surfacing

 

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.

 

Agenda

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7:30am—8:00am

 

Registration

8:00am—9:30am

 

Course Introduction & Injury Statistics

9:30am—9:45am

 

Break

9:45am—12:00pm

 

Hazard ID, Parts 1 & 2

12:00pm—1:00pm

 

Lunch (included in registration cost)

1:00pm—1:45pm

 

Applied Exercise 1 – Use of Test Probes and Gauges

1:45pm—2:45pm

 

Hazard ID, Part 3

2:45pm—3:00pm

 

Break

3:00pm—4:00pm

 

Hazard ID, Part 4

4:00pm—4:45pm

 

Surfacing, Part 1

4:45pm-5:00pm

 

Exam Preparation/Question & Answer Period/Homework Assignment

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

8:00am—8:45am

 

Surfacing, Part 2

8:45am—9:15am

 

Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits

9:15am-9:30am

 

Break

9:30am—10:00am

 

Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance

10:00am—11:45am

 

Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization

11:45am—12:00pm

 

Question & Answer Period

12:00pm—1:00pm

 

Lunch

1:00pm—3:15pm

 

Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation

3:15pm—3:30pm

 

Break

3:30pm—4:30pm

 

Site Investigation Wrap Up

4:30pm—5:00pm

 

Question & Answer Period

 

 

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

8:00am—9:00am

 

Check In

9:00am—9:15am

 

Exam Instructions

9:15am-11:15am

2-Hour Certification Exam

 


Early registration ends on Dec 29, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Dec 30, 2013 and ends on Aug 29, 2014.
Late registration starts on Aug 30, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
 Course and Exam
Early: $545.00$545.00
Regular: $545.00$545.00
Late: $570.00$570.00
 Course Only
Early: $420.00$420.00
Regular: $420.00$420.00
Late: $445.00$445.00
 Exam Only
Early: $155.00$155.00
Regular: $155.00$155.00
Late: $180.00$180.00
 

 

 

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