We have developed this playground inspector training program to target experienced people. Ideally, the program participant will be someone who carries out hands-on monthly inspections of public play structures. He or she should also possess a good understanding of the relevant CSA standards. Participants might already have taken a playground certification program.
Intensive 4 1/2-Day Program
The Ontario Playground Academy instructors include experts from the industry including an architect, liability expert, lawyer, respresentative of the CSA Standards Assocation and others to give in-depth training on the following topics and includes an on-site demonstration at a local playground structure:
- Playspace Strategies
- space requirements
- access/egress requirements
- playspace design
- age appropriate issues
- playspace materials
- playspace construction
- playvalue and hazard identification
- inspection and maintenance
- surfacing evaluation
- record keeping
- CSA overview
- corrective actions
- Playspace Management
- liability and insurance
- due diligence
- contractual obligations
- risk management
- owner/operator responsibilities
- employee/manager responsibilities
- playvalue and practical choices
Principal Instructor Peter Kells
Industrial Designer involved with the design of playground and recreation equipment since 1984. Involved with the writing of both the CSA playground standard and other international Standards. Executive member of IPA Canada (International Association for the Child's Right to Play). Playground Inspector since 2000.
Upon completion of the program and achievement of a
passing grade in the written examination(s) the participant will be registered by the Ontario Playground Academy as a "Playground Practitioner" and is qualified to inspect playgrounds.
The OPA Registered Playground Practitioner Program is recognized as a playground safety course for inspectors by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
For More Information:
Contact Ontario Parks Association
Telephone: (905) 864-6182
Fax: (905) 864-6184
If you are not a current OPA member and would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive further details regarding this program, please email your name and mailing address to email@example.com.
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