2018 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

Are your playgrounds safe?
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 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.

Who should attend?

  • 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 Center

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.

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 http://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
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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
Friday, September 21, 2018

8:00am—9:00am

Check In

9:00am—9:15am

Exam Instructions

9:15am-11:15am

2-Hour Certification Exam

September 19-21, 2018  |  8:00am – 5:00pm

Cost
Course and Exam:  $560
Course Only:  $430
Exam Only:  $160
Late Fee after 8/17/18:  $25

Each Course Participant Will Receive
The Course Manual, which includes the current ASTM Public Playground standards and CPSC Handbook
1.5 CEUs
Lunch on both Course days

Location
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin, OH  43017

No refunds for cancellations.

Hotel Information
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus-Dublin
5300 Parkcenter Ave.
Dublin, OH  43017
Phone:  (614) 791-8675
Book Online
Book by August 30th to receive the special rate of $119 per night.
Block code is OPR.

Your reservation at the Homewood Suites includes a complimentary hot breakfast and an evening social Monday through Thursday.  Free WiFi access.

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