The Playground Maintenance Certificate of Completion Program offered through Clemson University is holding two classes this fall in Oregon and Washington.
October 1-2, 2015
Host: Oregon Recreation and Park Association
Location: Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 SW Pine St., Sherwood, OR 97140
Registration Link: http://www.orpa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=514963
October 21-22, 2015
Host: Washington Recreation and Parks Association
Location: Tukwila Community Center in Seattle, WA
Registration Link: https://wrpa.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=481976&orgId=wrpa
The Playground Maintenance Certificate of Completion Program is an affordable, entry-level program to provide the knowledge required to perform regular inspections of play spaces. The multimedia training program delivers practical information through print resources, presentations, and hands-on training. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion which serves as evidence of their newly acquired skill and knowledge.
The program builds skills necessary to effectively address safety concerns on playgrounds – increasing playground safety and reducing liability. Appropriate and timely corrective actions preserve the life and function of playgrounds and play spaces. Furthermore, program participants will receive useful tools to assist in written documentation of their actions.
As summarized by Ken Kutska, CPSI, and a nationally-recognized leader in playground safety: "The Playground Maintenance program is the missing link in play space provision. This first of its kind, a multimedia training program designed to address all aspects of the play environment. The knowledge it imparts will decrease the number of playground accidents resulting from lack of proper inspection and maintenance by empowering staff to document concerns and take appropriate corrective action."