Workshops & Presentations
The Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit (PAU) has developed a comprehensive schedule of workshops and presentations for various professionals, service providers and organisations.
Workshop and presentations allow service providers and industry representatives to network together and keep up-to-date on latest trends and issues; Australian Standards; and best practice developments in the playground industry. It also provides the skills and knowledge required to enable those responsible for the management and operation of playgrounds to carry out their responsibilities appropriately, efficiently and effectively.
Kidsafe NSW workshops assist participants to understand the Australian Standards related to playgrounds and play equipment. For example:
Playground Inspection and Safety Workshop
Click here to view the Workshop Agenda
This workshop provides an introduction to inspection and maintenance of playgrounds and promotes an understanding of the current Australian Standards. This workshop is suitable for landscape architects, recreation experts, designers, equipment manufacturers, educators, engineers, equipment/surfacing suppliers education and care services personnel, town planners and risk managers
Playground Maintenance and Safety Workshop
Tailored for specific organisations, this workshop provides information regarding operational playground inspections. Inspection methods and risk assessment strategies are discussed with opportunity to inspect a playspace. This workshop is suitable for grounds staff, outdoor staff, playground inspectors and education and care services personnel.
Safe and Creative Playspaces for Family Day Care
2 hour presentation
Specifically for home based education and care settings, this presentation offers a basic understanding of the Australian Standards and Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011. The focus is on challenges, hazards, risk assessment, inspection routines and inexpensive play inclusions for small playspaces. This presentation is suitable for educators and child development officers of Family Day Care Schemes.
The project officers from the PAU hold combined qualifications and experience in Occupational Therapy, Children's Services, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Project officers have experience in conducting playground inspections and are UTS Level 3 Comprehensive Inspectors. The PAU is a representative on the Australian Standards committees for Playground Equipment and Contained Play Facilities. The PAU project officers hold a Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification.
To register for a workshop click here.
Call the Playground Advisory Unit to make a booking on 02 9845 0890 or complete the online " Expression of Interest" form.
To view the Workshop and Regional Visits Calendar click here.
The Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit team are available to deliver short presentations for conferences and seminars. These presentations may be tailored for schools, local government, education and care services (including Family Day Care) and community groups etc. Topics include but are not limited to:
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