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2017 Playground Maintenance Technician Training

This playground safety course is designed to bring practical information to park professionals who conduct high- and low-frequency inspections, repairs, corrective action, and playground maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ORPA Maintenance and Construction Section Certificate of Completion, recognizing you as a Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT). $365 for ORPA Members, $460 for Non-Members.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/5/2017 to 10/6/2017
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am
Where: Map this event »
Bob Keefer Center
250 S, 32nd St.
Springfield, Oregon  97478
United States
Contact: Michael Klein
503.534.5673


Online registration is available until: 9/15/2017
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This playground safety course is designed to bring practical information to park professionals who conduct high- and low-frequency inspections, repairs, corrective action, and playground maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ORPA Maintenance and Construction Section Certificate of Completion, recognizing you as a Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT).

COST

ORPA Members: $365
Non-Members: $460

If approved, refunds for event registration cancellations will be subject to a 5% processing fee if purchase was made by credit card.

About

Diamond of Care

The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Program (PMT) focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. This program does not focus on play theory or memorizing standards. Course modules explore the maintenance challenges associated with the common materials found in playgrounds, including concrete, metal, wood, plastics, fasteners and various surfacing materials. Through videos and case studies, participants learn about the types of playground inspections, how to repair damaged equipment and associated legal considerations. A virtual playground offers participants the opportunity to apply newly learned skills.

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

  • Learn by doing! Hands on learning which combines discussion and virtual environments to understand playground maintenance tasks
  • Learn about materials! Learn how to maintain playground equipment made of metal, plastic, wood and concrete
  • Learn about safety! Understand how to take damaged equipment out of service safely, keep proper records, and identify potential legal issues related to playground maintenance
  • Learn about surfaces! Learn how best to maintain unitary and loose-fill surfaces as well as fasteners and connectors
  • Resources to take back to your office! Receive a 250-page textbook, workbook, and upon completion, a Playground Maintenance Technician Certificate
  • Cost Effective! Train front-line maintenance staff at an affordable price
  • Ensure your equipment lasts through its useful life! Improve playground user safety and prolong the useful life of equipment

Schedule

Snacks and lunches will be provided

Day 1 (TBD)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Liability
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Playground maintenance process
9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Hazard prevention
10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Safety surfacing on the playground
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Playground materials – concrete
12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. Playground materials – wood
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Playground materials – plastic/synthetic
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Playground materials – metals
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Playground materials – fasteners/connectors
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation, day 1

Day 2

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Inspection process, frequency and procedures
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Record keeping and documentation
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Removing equipment from service
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual playground – swings
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Virtual playground – track ride
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Virtual playground – sand-digging equipment
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Virtual playground – spring rocking equipment
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Virtual playground – composite
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

 

 

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