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Courses Offered

The Playground Safety Institute offers the following training:
  • Playground Safety Workshops
  • Playground Supervision and Inspection Course - Level One
  • Playground Maintenance and Inspection Course - Level Two
  • Playground Safety Auditor / Inspector - Level Three
Playground Safety Workshops

The playground safety workshop is a prerequisite for enrolement to the level two and level three course. The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the South African National Standards SANS 51176 and SANS 51177. The workshop provides an understanding of where liability exists and how to reduce the risk of liability.


Playground Supervision and Inspection – Level One

Target group: Early Childhood Development Practitioners and Schools

This course is designed to give child care service providers and educators information on SANS 51176 and SANS 51177 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.

       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 centers -

  • SANS 51176 & SANS 51177
  • Record keeping. Documentation, reporting
  • A systematic approach to inspecting including risk assessments
  • Balancing risk with play
  • Routine inspection of playgrounds within early childhood centers
  • Practical on-site inspection if time permits


Playground Maintenance and Inspection – Level Two

Target group: Maintenance contractors, Playground Equipment Installers, Play surface installers

Course  Topics

  •          Child Development & Play

  •          Basic of Playground Liability

  •          Playground Risks and Hazards

  •          Playground Risk and Safety Management

  •          Environmental Issues & Hazards on Playgrounds

  •          Impact attenuation Properties of Different Surfaces and Methods of Installation

  •          Design & Layout of playgrounds and playground equipment

  •          Playground Safety Inspection and assessment.

  •          Playground Inspection Tools and Gauges

  •       South African National Standards for playgrounds and Playground Equipment – SANS    51176 & 51177

                                                              Upcoming Courses
Playground Safety Workshop

Date:        October (date to still be arranged
Venue:      To be arranged and posted here end september 2015
Address:  

Contact:    Myles Wittstock

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Course:  Playground Safety Inspection - Level Two

Venue:              

Date:  May 2016  (dates will be posted by November 2015)          

Facilitator:          

Course Time:    

Cost:                 

Contact:             

 admin@playsafety.co.za

082-880-9206

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Course: Playground Safety Inspection - Level Three

Venue: 

Date: July 2016 (dates will be posted by December 2015)

Facilitator:

Course Time:

Cost:

Contact: Myles Wittstock for booking form and details

admin@playsafety.co.za

082-880-9206



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