The RPII is acknowledged as the independent international accreditation organisation for playground inspectors and provides accreditation to current Australian, European and New Zealand playground standards.
Plays Safety Australia, on behalf of CCEP, is the RPII training course and examination centre for Australia and New Zealand.
Internationally registered and CPD approved, course participants gain industry knowledge in addition to practical skills to improve productivity and reduce risk.
Four main organisations concerned with playground safety joined together to create the RPII and provide independent accreditation:
Association of Play Industries (API)
Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM)
Fields in Trust (FIT) (originally NPFA)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
They have jointly developed and approved an RPII registration scheme that enables inspectors to show potential and existing employers that they have demonstrated competency to carry out the inspection and reporting tasks required.
To ensure play safety - both for the protection of children using the equipment and to mitigate risk for the councils, schools and organisations in charge of play areas. By using accredited playground inspectors, providers can be sure that they meet the strict criteria set by the RPII and that they’ve been fully trained to conduct inspections to the required levels of competence.
BENEFITS OF RPII
Accredits and certifies individual inspectors who have shown the required level of knowledge and demonstrated competence to the required standard(s).
Provides a register of those inspectors who reach the required standard and agree to the terms and conditions of registration and professional code of conduct.
Promotes the Register of Play Inspectors and makes it widely available to organisations and individuals who may require the services of such inspectors available to organisations and individuals who may require the services of such inspectors.
RPII BENEFITS INSPECTORS, EMPLOYERS AND THE PUBLIC BY
Approving a syllabus and methodology for delivering the course content.
Ensuring candidates who wish to be included on the register have a range of opportunities to demonstrate skills, knowledge and competencies to the necessary standards.
Promoting the existence and purpose of the register so that play industry and play operators may be assured that accredited inspectors have the necessary competencies.
Ensuring registered inspectors have Continued Professional Development (CPD) and keep abreast of changes within the industry and safety requirements.
RPII PROVIDES TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION FOR INSPECTORS TO THE ROUTINE, OPERATIONAL AND ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE LEVEL IN:
Supervised early childhood services including nature play, natural play and movable equipment
Indoor and contained play
Natural and Nature play
Accreditation to the RPII register is by examination and assessment. Accreditation through assessment is available to any inspector in the above fields regardless of where they may have undertaken their training.
For more information or to register for an upcoming course, please visit www.playsafety.com.au or contact us at the below details.
FURTHER CONTACT & INFORMATION
Register of Play Inspectors International
Australia and New Zealand
PO Box 399 Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
101/437 Bourke Street Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
P | 1300 959 732
F | 1800 959 732
E | email@example.com
W | www.playsafety.com.au