Risk Assessment on Play Areas (half day)

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations requires that managers of playgrounds should carry out a risk assessment of the facility. Children’s play areas present a particular problem and this one-day course introduces the philosophy and techniques of risk assessment and includes a practical session on the principles involved.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at those who are responsible for the management, inspection and maintenance of play and wheeled sports areas.

What will they learn?

Attendees will learn the importance of assessing risk, balancing risk against return and understanding in what way the development of a child depends on the provision of play areas and through this, learns to manage risk.

Content includes:

  • Accidents, their type, frequency and severity
  • Why accidents occur
  • Legislation, the appropriate Acts of Parliament and how they may affect the operator and, indirectly, the inspector
  • The principles of risk assessment with regard to play areas
  • How to risk assess using the RoSPA system
  • What to do with your risk assessment once you have it
  • Documentation, reporting and the importance of record keeping
  • Practical on-site risk assessment

This is a half-day course available on clients' premises.

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Related information:

The Play Safety [Play Safety] section of the web site has a wealth of advice and information on all areas of playground safety, in addition to details of playground inspections, awards and play safety around the world.

Contact us at: RoSPA Playsafety Ltd., The Old Barn, Wicklesham Lodge, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7PN Telephone: +44 (0)1367 244600 Fax: +44 (0)1367 244112 or Email: info@rospaplaysafety.co.uk

Note: This is a half-day course available on clients' premises.

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For further details or to book a course, contact the Training Manager:
Tel: +44 (0)1367 244600
Email Alyson Pugh: apugh@rospaplaysafety.co.uk

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Training for Inspections, Standards and Risk Assessment

One Day Course
This one day training course provides a basic introduction to inspecting and maintaining children's playgrounds. It is designed for staff members who have day-to-day responsibility for playground safety and inspections. This highly visual presentation is ideal for small groups up to fifteen. Basic requirements are for a comfortable room with good blackout. Access to playground for a practical site inspection is required. Course notes and a Certificate of Attendance are provided.

Two Day Course
This two day training course provides a basic introduction to inspecting and maintaining children's playgrounds. It is designed for staff members who have day-to-day responsibility for playground safety. This highly visual presentation is ideal for small group up to fifteen. Basic requirements are for a comfortable room with good blackout. Access to a playground for a practical site inspection is required. Course notes and a Certificate of Attendance are provided.

Other Courses
We can provide courses to cover a wide range of topics related to play safety. These can be tailored to your specific requirements.

For further details or to book a course, contact the Training Manager:
Tel: +44 (0)1367 244600
Email Alyson Pugh: apugh@rospaplaysafety.co.uk

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