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Playground Maintenance Training

August 23 & 24, 2018

Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford Twp., MI 48328)

Cost: $340 members / $365 non-members

The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Training focuses on practical playground maintenance activities, inspection principles, and best practices in making repairs.

Participant Benefits

  • Learn about materials! Learn how to maintain playground equipment made of metal, plastic, wood and concrete
  • Learn about safety! Understand how to take damaged equipment out of service safely, keep proper records, and identify potential legal issues related to playground maintenance
  • Learn about surfaces! Learn how best to maintain unitary and loose-fill surfaces
  • Cost effective! Train front-line maintenance staff at an affordable price
  • Ensure your equipment lasts through its useful life! Improve playground user safety and prolong the useful life of equipment
  • Certified instructors! Instructors with CPSI provided by the Eppley Institute at Indiana University

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Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Liability

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Playground maintenance process

9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Hazard prevention

10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Safety surfacing on the playground

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Playground materials – concrete

12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. Playground materials – wood

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Playground materials – plastic/synthetic

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Playground materials – metals

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Playground materials – fasteners/connectors

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation, day 1

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Inspection process, frequency and procedures

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Record keeping and documentation

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Removing equipment from service

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual playground – swings

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Virtual playground – track ride

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Virtual playground – sand-digging equipment

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Virtual playground – spring rocking equipment

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Virtual playground – composite

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

 

Do I have to re-certify with the program?

No. This is a certificate-of-completion program. There is currently no re-certification requirement.

Who should attend the program?

Anyone who performs hands-on playground safety inspections and maintenance, along with those who supervise playground maintenance staff should attend. Participants with experience ranging from just a few weeks up to 30 years find the two-day course practical and informative.

For more information contact: Justin Lippe, mParks Operations Manager, jlippe@mparks.org