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Outdoor Fitness, Parkour & Skateparks

A comprehensive training course on outdoor fitness equipment, parkour facilities, and skatepark safety standards! This one-day course combines in-depth training on three essential standards: AS16630:2021, AS EN 16899:2020, and AS EN 14974:2021. Whether you are a manufacturer, installer, inspector, or simply someone passionate about promoting safety and fitness, this training is designed for you.

Course Structure

Our comprehensive training program combines three Standards:

Permanently Installed Outdoor Fitness Equipment – Safety Requirements and Test Methods (AS 16630:2021): This session will cover general safety requirements for the manufacturer, installation, inspection, and maintenance of installed, freely accessible outdoor fitness equipment. We will focus on equipment intended for youths and adults, with a height greater than 1400 mm, promoting fitness and physical activity across a wide range of abilities. Topics covered include:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Movement Space
  • Training Space
  • Free Height of Fall
  • Equipment Finishing
  • Moving Parts
  • Entrapment Prevention
  • Weights and Resistance
  • Inspection and Maintenance


Sports and Recreation Equipment – Parkour Equipment (AS EN 16899:2020):
Explore the world of Parkour equipment, focusing on the design and layout of parkour facilities, “flow” routes, and the essential attributes required for Parkour, such as strength, fitness, balance, agility, and more. This standard is designed for users starting from 8 years of age and aims to protect users from unforeseen hazards. The training will cover:

  • Installation and Maintenance Requirements
  • Area, Height, and Flow Considerations
  • Safety Requirements
  • Structural Integrity and Loading
  • Impact Attenuating Surfacing
  • Entanglement Prevention
  • Inspection and Maintenance


Skateparks (AS EN 14974:2021):
This session is dedicated to skateparks for public use, catering to users of skateboards, roller sports equipment, and BMX bikes. Safety standards for testing, marking, user information, inspection, and maintenance will be explored. The course includes:

  • Materials and Fastenings
  • Safety Requirements for Design and Construction
  • Skate Elements
  • Barriers and Coping
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Manufacturer’s Information
  • Signage


Assessment

There is no assessment component for this course.

Prerequisites and Pre-study

There are no pre-requisites or pre-study required for this course. Please contact us to if additional assistance and adjustments (e.g., LLN assistance) is required. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehensive understanding of safety requirements and test methods for outdoor fitness equipment, including knowledge of design, movement space, training space, and entrapment prevention.
  2. In-depth knowledge of the design and layout of parkour facilities, including considerations for installation, maintenance, and structural integrity, as well as an understanding of impact attenuating surfacing and entanglement prevention.
  3. Proficiency in understanding safety standards for skateparks, including materials and fastenings, safety requirements for design and construction, and knowledge of skate elements, barriers, and coping.
  4. Ability to assess and conduct inspections for outdoor recreational facilities, identifying potential hazards and ensuring compliance with safety standards.
  5. Familiarity with manufacturer’s information and the importance of signage in promoting safety awareness within recreational facilities.
  6. Enhanced understanding of AS16630:2021, AS EN 16899:2020, and AS EN 14974:2021 standards and their practical application in promoting safety and physical activity in community settings.
  7. Insight into the significance of promoting safety and fitness within the community and the role of comprehensive training in achieving these goals.

    These outcomes can equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safe, enjoyable, and physically active environments within their communities.

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    Certified Playground Inspector (all levels)
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    7-8 May 2024 (8:30 - 4:30)
    NSW Sydney Novotel Brighton Beach
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    9 May 2024
    NSW Sydney Novotel Brighton Beach
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    21-22 May 2024 (8:30-4:30 Perth WST)
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    20-21 May 2024 (8:30-4:30)
    WA Bentley Technology Park
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    18-19 June 2024 (8:30-4:30)
    SA Glenelg Pier Hotel
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    20 June 2024
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    24 - 25 Jun 2024 (8:30-4:30)
    VIC Taylors Lakes Hotel
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    26 Jun 2024 (8:30-4:30)
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    6-7 Aug 2024 (8:30-4:30)
    QLD Brisbane Technology Park
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    Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks
    8 Aug 2024 (8:30 - 4:30)
    QLD Brisbane Technology Park
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    Duration

    In person & Online Stream: 1 day (8:30-4:30, note time zone of selected live stream)

    Online LMS: up to 4 weeks self paced lectures

    Price From

    $660*

    • *GST exclusive
    • Prices vary depending on delivery type and location
    • Up to 10% discount for group bookings
    • Up to 15% discount for on-site hosted courses and CPSIA Certified Students

    Certification

    On completion participants will be issued a training certificate in Outdoor Exercise, Parkour & Skateparks Safety Standards & Training

    Common Occupations

    Playground operators, supervisory, technical and maintenance personnel, risk assessor, design and safety officers, independent auditors, equipment manufacturers, landscape architects and designers, property developers, equipment installers, managers and owners of playground in public and private parks, schools, and early childhood and other recreation and leisure facilities. 

    Reviews

    Peter Larkin
    Technical Officer Horticulture (Council)
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    I would recommend this training course to anyone who works in the industry where playground maintenance, installation or construction is involved.
    John Sega
    Playground Officer - Maribyrnong City Council
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    Excellent course. Training manual is really well put together.
    Jason Cleary
    Ararat Rural City Council
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    The progression of the training was good, theory followed by visual and then hands on. I would recommend the course and beneficial as playgrounds are a part of my daily work.
    Nicholas Campbell
    Playspace Maintenance Officer - Hume City Council
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    The training was excellent!! Very thorough. I have learnt a lot only having been in the industry for 10 months 10/10. Very competent trainer.
    Fern M
    Parks Contract Facilitor (Council)
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    Lynnel [trainer' is fantastic, her enthusiasm is contagious and makes the course interesting - she applies the theory to real-world examples which help with understanding.
    Rob Keogh
    Performance Sport and Play
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    I would recommend this course to anyone participating in the playground industry at any level. Highly relevant and informative.
    Emma B
    Goodstart Early Learning
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    Lynnel was brilliant - a fount of knowledge, friendly and happy to assist. In comparison to other playground safety courses PSIA's was "better".
    Daryl Thow
    City of Kwinana
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    I found the course content very relevant to my job. It was also a good mix of in-class work and practical inspections. In comparison to another playground safety training course, "PSIA's course is more extensive".
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    FAQs

    Accordion Content

    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia (CPSIA) courses were developed by Expert Auditor and Trainer Ms. Lynnel Crockart who previously delivered these courses with PlayRight Australia for 20 years.

    In Australia, no occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to playground safety courses as of time of publication.

    Clause 8.5.7 – AS 4685.0:2017 page 15 

    “Individuals performing tasks such as assessment, inspection, repair and maintenance of a playground shall be competent to perform the task that they are taking…

    All playground inspections shall be performed by a competent person.

    The post-installation and comprehensive inspections shall be performed by a person who has training and experience that enables them to perform a full conformity check to AS 4685 (series). Impact testing in accordance to AS 4422 requires the capability to operate specialized equipment and interpret the results. These inspections do not need to be carried out by the same person or organization.”

    Clause 1.4.1 – AS 4422(Int):2022 page 1

    competent person person who has, through a combination of training, education and experience, acquired knowledge and skills enabling that person to correctly perform a specified task”

    There are no existing units of competency for outdoor exercise, parkour and skateparks course. 

    Training and assessments delivered by Playground Safety Inspectors Australia is not delivered on behalf of an RTO.

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    Hosted Training Courses - Bring the Trainer to your premises!

    Are you looking to streamline your team’s playground safety skills without the hassle of travel? Our Hosted Training Courses bring our certified trainers directly to your premises, ensuring a seamless learning experience tailored to your organisation’s needs.

    KEY FEATURES

    On-Site Training: Our certified trainer will conduct the courses at your premises.

    Cost Savings: Hosting organisation will receive up to a 15% discount. Save on additional costs like travel and accommodation.

    Flexible Practical Sessions: Practical training sessions are included and can be conducted at a playground nominated by your organisation, ensuring relevance to your specific environment.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Minimum Registrations: Ensure a minimum of 10 participants for a hosted session. This can be from just your organisation or accumulated from inviting neighbouring councils etc. PSIA can assist with marketing should you require. 

    Training Room Requirements: Hosts must organise a training room that comfortably accommodates the number of participants. We can support classes of up to 30 participants or as the venue/room permits.

    Trainer Availability: A list of available dates will be provided upon request for you to choose from, allowing flexibility to fit your organisation’s schedule.

    Hosted training courses are an excellent way to enhance your team’s skills in a convenient and cost-effective manner. If you’re ready to elevate your playground safety expertise, let’s discuss your hosting options! Click here to enquire.

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