Level One & Two – Playground Safety Standards Training

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
RoSPA is the largest safety organisation in the world. It was founded in 1911 and received Royal Charter in 1918. Her Majesty the Queen is the Patron. The play safety inspection side of RoSPA is the largest such service in the world and they inspect over 13,000 playgrounds a year in the UK alone.

 

Barbara Lingard
Barbara Lingard is a qualified Early Childhood Education professional.   She is the Chairperson and Early Childcare Education representative on the New Zealand Standards Playground Safety Committee and joint author of the Playground Standards Handbook.  Barbara is on the Register of Play Inspections International qualified to Level 3 Annual Inspector and has more than 30 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education including the design and installation of playground equipment as part of the outdoor learning environment. 

Barbara is involved in the detailed design of outdoor learning environments in both New Zealand and Overseas and has spoken at numerous seminars, workshops and conferences on these issues.

 

Upcoming Courses

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Course: Level Two
Venue:

Central Kids Head Office
6 Glenshea Street | Putaruru 3411

Date: Monday, 11th & Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Facilitator: Barbara Lingard
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: $1,400.00 +GST
Contact: Anne-Marie McAllister for booking form and details

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We are seeking expressions of interest for Level One & Two courses in any main centres in New Zealand

Contact:  Anne-Marie McAllister | a.mcallister@centralkids.org.nz | phone: 07 885 1016
or
Barbara Lingard | b.lingard@centralkids.org.nz

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Playground Safety Standards Training – Level One

Target group: Early Childhood and Schools

This course is designed to give day to day centre educators full information on NZS 5828:2015 Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standard, including how to carry out Routine (daily) Audits to ensure the playground is safe while still allowing for risk taking.

At least one person from every centre is encouraged to attend.

Syllabus

  • Accidents, their type, frequency and severity
  • Legislation,
  • Provision recommendations for playgrounds, play value, Disability Assessment, etc.
  • Particular attention will be given to the Playground Standards in relation to early childhood centres –
  • NZS 5828:2015, SNZ HB 5828.2:2006
  • Documentation, reporting and importance of record keeping
  • A logical and systematic approach to inspecting including risk assessment
  • How to ensure the playground is safe while still allowing for risk taking
  • Routine inspection of playgrounds within early childhood centres
  • Practical on-site inspection if time permits

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Playground Safety Standards Training – Level Two

Target group: Early Childhood and Schools

Level 2 – This two day course is more comprehensive and is designed to train attendees in Operational (quarterly) Audits of playgrounds under standards NZS 5828:2015.

Syllabus

  • Child development
  • The Importance of Play
  • Accidents, their type, frequency and severity
  • Legislation, the appropriate Acts of Parliament and how they may affect the operator and directly the inspector
  • Provision recommendations for playgrounds, play value, Disability Assessment, etc.
  • NZS 5828:2015, SNZ HB 5828.2:2006, NZS 4121:2001, AS/NZS 4360:2004, SAA/SNZ HB 436:2004
  • Documentation, reporting and importance of record keeping
  • The incorporation of information resulting from routine and annual main inspections
  • A logical and systematic approach to inspecting including risk assessment
  • Inspection of approaches to playground including signs, traffic, road barriers, etc.
  • Inspection of the immediate playground surroundings such as the vegetation, fences and gates
  • Inspection of the active playground area within the fenced surround, i.e. seats and other non play items
  • Inspection of specific play equipment or play features including surfacing
  • Common faults on popular items
  • Checking of maintenance and other playground actions taken
  • Practical on-site inspection

 

 

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