2019 Playground Maintenance Workshop - Allentown

2019 Playground Maintenance Workshop - Pittsburgh
Learn tips, techniques and procedures for maintaining safe playgrounds.

Fee:
PRPS Member $70 
Non-member $85 
Full-time Students FREE
* Lunch is NOT included

PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE

According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety commission (CPSC) 200,000 children are treated for playground accidents annually.  The National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) attributes over 40% of those accidents to poor playground maintenance.  Beside the risks to our most vulnerable users, improperly maintained playgrounds needlessly expose agencies and program providers to damaging legal actions.  By educating and training staff and supervisors, we can improve maintenance procedures on public play equipment and create after play environments for our children.

This workshop features classroom instruction, facilitated discussions, hands-on exercises and a site visit to a local playground.  Participants wil also receive several ready-to-use reference sources including:

  • CPSC “handbook for Public Playground Safety”
  • National parks and Recreation Association’s “Dirty Dozen Checklist”
  • Playground Inspection Forms
  • Listing of Web-based resources


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Parks and Public Works Personnel
  • Operators and Caretakers of Playgrounds in:Hotels, Churches, Summer and Day Camps, Campgrounds, Resorts
  • Child Care Centers
  • School district Maintenance Personnel
  • Park Foreman and Supervisors
  • Recreation, Township and Municipal board member
  • Park Volunteers
  • Recreation directors
  • School administrators
  • Organizations such as YMCA/YWCA, Scouts, Head Start, Neighborhood Association

SCHEDULE
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Classroom Instruction
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch on own
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Classroom Instruction
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Playground Site Visit

QUALITY INSTRUCTORS
Our Playground Maintenance Workshop instructors are top playground safety professionals. Each instructor has successfully completed a specialized instruction course to become qualified to teach this course. Our instructors are also certified by the National Playground Safety Institute as Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI). CPSI training is also available through the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society.

CANCELLATION POLICY
PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office to arrange this.

To register:

1: Sign in or create a new account. 
2: Select registration option
3: Add session selections to your itinerary under "Program"
4: Proceed to checkout to complete the transaction.

When
10/1/2019 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where
Allentown Dept. of Parks and Recreation Bucky Boyle Park 10 Pump Place Allentown,, PA 18102

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