Playgrounds and Practical Choices
This one day workshop is intended to introduce owners and operators of existing playspaces to reasonable playground management strategies. Participants will acquire useful information relating to the following topics:
- updates on current status of CSA playground standard and new developments
use of the current CSA playground standard with a common sense approach to identify issues on your playgrounds
- are they standards or rules?
- are employees personally liable when applying the standard?
- is there such a thing as a "grandfather" clause to exempt older equipment
- who bears responsibility for what?
application of the principles of risk management as a tool in developing sustainable playground policies
- how safe is safe?
- what if I don't have the money to do the job?
- what do I do with aging inventories?
- capital cost is total cost of ownership
- what should the priorities be?
- how useful is signage?
examples of practical repair and maintenance actions to address specific playground issues such as:
- what are the playground protective surfacing options?
- what about winter conditions?
- is depth the only measure of performance?
- how do I check for entanglement hazards?
- how do I check for entrapment hazards?
- examples of typical minor repairs
- examples of playground signage
For More Information or to Discuss Tailoring this Program to your Group's Needs:
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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