Ontario Parks Association   
Protecting Tomorrow Today®




Registered Playground Practitioner

Instructed By:

Peter Kells

OPA has developed this intensive 4 1/2 day playground inspection program to target those experienced with playspaces. 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. This course is instructed by experts
from the industry including an architect, liability expert, lawyer, representative of the CSA
Standards Association and others to give in-depth training on the following topics and includes an onsite demonstration at a local playground structure.

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 ofChildren and Youth Services.
This course will cover:
  • Playspace Strategies
    • space requirements
    • playability
    • access/egress requirements
    • playspace design
    • age appropriate issues
    • playspace materials
    • playspace construction
  • Playspace Evaluation
    • 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
Course Cost: 
Potential OPA Member: $1,469.00
OPA Members: $1,243.00
Members save: $226.00

Upcoming Sessions

13 Apr 2015 8:00 AM • Stroud Arena, 7883 Yonge St, Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8
Please note: If above box is empty, no sessions are available. Please click here to email OPA to be put on the course waiting list.

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · RR4 · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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