Register today for the most comprehensive and highest achievable level of training on playground Standards recognised in Australia.
Why is this course important to attend?
“A playground injury that leaves a child permanently disabled is not acceptable. Playground operators, designers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, consultants and those involved in the aspect of maintenance and certification of equipment must take every possible care to identify and eliminate unacceptable playground risks and reduce hazards.”
About the courseThe course is Accredited with nationally recognised TAFE Academic Credits and endorsed by Parks & Leisure Australia. It is the most comprehensive and highest achievable level of training on playground Standards, design, hazard identification, risk management and assessment methods offered and recognised in Australia. Pre-reading and fifteen hours of training from a nationally recognised playground safety expert and trainer, Lynnel Migas-Hampson will prepare you for the assessment.
The course is intended to provide training for individuals interested in becoming competent in playground operation, design, selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, record keeping and the management of play environments - giving confidence to examine, design, select and maintain play environments to comply with Standards.
The aims and objectives of the training program are to increase the number of competent play environment personnel, protect the user, minimise risk of injury, ensure compliance and maintenance identification and corrections, develop comprehensive management programs and document and forward planning to comply with current Standards.
The standards, law and occupiers liabilityThe Australian Standards for Playgrounds are a national recommendation on minimum requirements for best practice. They are not mandatory for public and private play areas. Playgrounds provided by schools and childcare centres usually have to comply with policies under department of education. Although not mandatory, the Standards may be referred to in court action against providers of play equipment.
The playground owner has a DUTY OF CARE to all users and visitors and a reasonable STANDARD OF CARE should be applied to the playground to prevent injury or loss. Potential for an injury to occur is minimised through compliance with the relevant Australian Standards, incorporating best practice and ensuring effective, well-documented design, inspection and maintenance.
Who should attend?Playground Operators, Supervisory, Technical and Maintenance Personnel, Risk Assessors, Design and Safety Officers, Managers, Landscape Architects and developers, Playground and Softfall Manufacturers; Installers, Auditors, Contract Managers and Owners of Playgrounds in Public and Private Parks, Schools, Child Care and other recreation and leisure Facilities.
These nationally accredited and PLA endorsed safety courses are based on the Australian standards and guidelines by which an individual can gain the knowledge and specific competencies necessary to design, inspect, install, maintain, operate and manage play environments.
The knowledge and skills that will be acquired in these courses, through independent study, individual field assessment, assignment and exam will develop an experience level necessary to be a competent Playground Operator in accordance with the requirements of Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4486.1:1997.
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