Kidsafe Playground Advisory Services
Though designing playgrounds is exciting and rewarding, child safety is paramount when designing and maintaining a playground. Australian Standards for playgrounds serve as a good reference for designers, manufacturers, owners and operators when it comes to playground safety and design. Kidsafe Playground Advisory Services is a valuable resource to assist designers in ensuring safety standards, managing risk, and providing inspirational, challenging and educational spaces to play.
Kidsafe is an independent, not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional death and serious injury to children. Kidsafe advocates on child safety issues and undertakes public awareness campaigns. It provides information and guidance to parents and carers, education and care services, schools, government and non-government agencies, community organisations and industry. The Kidsafe vision, A Safer World for Kids, aims to minimise risks that can lead to injury in children aged 0 - 15 years. Kidsafe is a national organisation with offices in each state and territory.
Services offered by Kidsafe include:
Free telephone consultation and information services
Accredited playground inspection training
A range of workshops and webinars that cover topics such as playground safety and inspection, maintenance, compliance, Australian standards and regulations, inspiring design, equipment selection and natural play
Comprehensive playground inspection services
Review of playground plans
Resources and publications
Development of playground management strategies
Note: Services vary from state to state.
Kidsafe Project Officers have qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
Work health and safety
In addition, Kidsafe Project Officers have experience working with:
Schools and Pre-schools
Landscape architects and designers
CONTACT & INFORMATION
Contact the Playground Advisory Unit in your state.
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
P 02 9845 0890
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
P 08 8161 6318
140 Railway Parade
West Leederville WA 6007
P 08 6244 4880
50 Bramston Terrace
Herston QLD 4029
P 07 3854 1829