Playground Safety Awareness Courses

There are numerous playground related injuries reported on an annual basis.Playground safety training is a must for staff from parks and recreation, school districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architects and others responsible for play equipment areas or playgrounds.

The BCRPA and CPRA offer two different training options both providing quality instruction on playground safety.

Training streams;

1. BCRPA Playground Safety Awareness Course
A one-day course for those participants who need an introduction or refresher on playground safety and the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards.

2. CPRA/CPSI Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program
A four-day intensive program that helps individuals thoroughly understand the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards.

  • Theory Course (Part 1)
    A two-day theoretical course for participants to learn and understand the technical requirements contained within the CSA Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards (this can be completed on-line).
  • Practical Course (Part 2)
    A two-day practical course with hands on training for applying the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards and for performing an audit.

To find and to register for a course near you, please click on the schedule tab at the top of the page.


About the Instructors

Tim Richards

Tim Richards is a Parks and Recreation consultant with a special interest in the Canadian Playground Standard, and has worked with his own firm for over 25 years. He has authored then instructed the BCRPA Playground Safety Awareness for 14 years and is an active instructor and developer of the Canadian Playground Safety Institute. His firm has provided hundreds of independent playground inspections as well as expert witness reports. He has been an active contributor and member of the BCRPA for several decades, and at home serves on the Board of Directors of his local Credit Union.

Chris Revitt

Chris Revitt has worked in the City of Burnaby's, Parks and Recreation Department for the past 20 years. Chris holds a Canadian Playground Inspector Certificate and has extensive knowledge in building, repairing, maintaining and inspecting playgrounds.

 

 

 

 

The Playground Safety Awareness Course introduces and reviews the skills and knowledge required to detect hazards and non-CSA compliant installations. The course also includes an on-site playground inspection exercise.

  • 8 hours (including breaks)
  • Minimum 10 people, maximum 20
  • Certificate of participation included
  • Course Outline

CPSI/CPRA Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program
A four-day intensive program with a practical and theory component that helps individuals thoroughly understand the Canadian playspace safety standard from CAN/CSA Z614 Children’s Playspaces and Equipment.

View course details on the CPRA site.

Courses are intended to provide essential information to owners/operators, health inspectors, daycare staff, maintenance/public works staff for schools, municipalities, housing complexes and other areas that contain public playspaces, private inspectors, contractors, manufacturers, installers, park staff, and insurance agents. 

Playground Safety Awareness Poster

Download here.

Children's Playspaces and Equipment Standards

Purchase the latest version of the Canadian Standards Association's Children's Playspaces and Equipment standards.

For more information on the CPSI/CPRA Playground Inspector Certification program,
click here
or contact CPSI for more details at 1-877-536-2338 or email cpsi(at)cpsionline.ca.

 

For more information please contact:

BCRPA Professionald Development & Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email:  parksandrec(at)bcrpa.bc.ca

►  Playground Safety Awareness Course Schedule

►  CPSI/CPRA Playground Inspector Certification Program Schedule

 


Playground Safety Awareness Course Schedule

Course
Date
Location
Registration Information
Open to Public
Playground Safety Awareness Course
December 6, 2016
8 am - 4 pm
City of Burnaby
Bill Copeland Sports Centre
3676 Kensington Ave
Burnaby, BC

Registration cost: $175 per person

Register online here.

View the course flyer here.

For more information, contact Stephanie Androsoff at parksandrec (at) bcrpa.bc.ca

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(If you don't see a course in your area, please email parksandrec (at) bcrpa.bc.ca. We will work with you to find or create one!)

 

How to Set Up a Playground Safety Awareness Course

Click here to learn more about setting up a course.

Click here to download a Course Request Form.

 

CPSI/CPRA Playground Inspector Certification Program Schedule

For more information on the CPSI/CPRA Playground Inspector Certification program,
click here or contact CPSI for more details at 1-877-536-2338 or email cpsi(at)cpra.ca

(Last updated August 29, 2016)

Course
Date
Location
Registration Information
Open to Public
CPSI Playground Inspector Certification Program
 
Theory Course:
Nov 1-2, 2016
 
Practical Course: Nov 3-4, 2016
Fire Hall Training Room
630 Cumberland Road
Courtney, BC
Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the CPSI office at 1-877-536-2338 to determine if there is still room available.
 

BCRPA Members receive a discount on registration fees.

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For more information please contact:

BCRPA Professional Development & Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229