2013 NPSI Course

National Playground Safety Institute
Safety Inspector Certification Course & Exam

November 4 - November 6, 2013       HYATT on Main, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Are your playgrounds safe?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70 percent, or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards. Sponsored by the NRPA National Playground Safety Institute and Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association, this course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and 10 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.

To register, email the registration form to wpra@wpraweb.org or fax to 414.423.1296.

Program Highlights

  • Injury Statistics
  • History of Playground Equipment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Safe Surfacing Materials
  • Playground Equipment Accessibility
  • Off-Site Park Visit
  • Safety Management
  • Audit Objectives and Procedures
  • Maintenance Procedures and Standards
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Exam Study Time

Each participant will receive:

  • A Course Manual - includes the current ASTM and CPSC standards
  • "Playground Safety is NO Accident" (3rd edition)
Resource materials are included in the registration fee and will be mailed approximately 30 days prior or when a minimum registration is attained.

Hotel Information

HYATT on Main, Green Bay
Hotel Reservations may be made after May 15, 2013.  (reservation cutoff date is October 10, 2013) – 920-432-4555.
Under WI Park & Recreation Association Group Reservations

$105 plus tax for a single/double, based on availability.

Preliminary Schedule:
Day 1
7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00-8:45 a.m. Welcome & Course Introduction
8:45-9:15 a.m. Foundation and Injury Statistics
9:15-9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m.-Noon Hazard ID, Parts 1 & 2
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m. Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes and gauges
1:45-2:45 p.m. Hazard ID, Part 3
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. Hazard ID, Part 4
4:00-4:45 p.m. Surfacing, Part 1
4:45-5:00 p.m. Exam Preparation/Question & Answer
Period/Homework Assignment

Day 2
8:00-8:45 a.m. Surfacing, Part 2
8:45-9:15 a.m. Safety Management – Comprehensive
9:15-9:30 a.m. Break
9:30-10:00 a.m. Safety Management – Inspections
& Maintenance
10:00-11:45 a.m. Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID
11:45 a.m.-Noon Question & Answer Period
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-3:15 p.m. Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 p.m. Site Investigation Wrap Up
4:30-5:00 p.m. Question & Answer Period
(Program Ends)

Day 3
8:00-9:00 a.m. Check In
9:00-11:00 a.m. 2-Hour Certification Examination

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