Event Calendar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Playground Maintenance Technician

Start Date: 11/15/2017 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 11/16/2017 3:30 AM CST

Venue Name: Patterson Park Community Center

521 Mercury Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN  United States  37130

Event Website: http://trpa.membershipsoftware.org//Files/Documents/PMT%20Flyer.pdf

Organization Name: Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association

Candi Rawlins
Email: candi@trpa.net
Phone: 6157900041

TRPA/Epply Institute Playground Maintenance Technician
November 15-16, 2017
Patterson Community Center, Murfreesboro, TN

Paid By 10/13/17 $400
Paid After 10/13/17  $450

The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Training focuses on practical playground maintenance activities, inspection principles, and best practices in making repairs.
Participant Benefits
• 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
• 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
• Certified instructors! Instructors with CPSI provided by the Eppley Institute at Indiana University

Do I have to re-certify with the program?  No. This is a certificate-of-completion program. There is currently no recertification requirement.
Who should a??ttend the program?  Anyone who performs hands-on playground safety inspections and maintenance, along with those who supervise playground maintenance staff should attend. Participants with experience ranging from just a few weeks up to 30 years find the two-day course practical and informative.

Playground Maintenance Technician Schedule

Day 1
8-8:30am          Registration
8:30-9am          Welcome and Introductions
9-9:30am          Liability
9:30-9:50am    Playground Maintenance Process
9:50-10am        Break
10-10:20am      Hazard Prevention
10:20-11:30am Safety Surfacing on the Playground
11:30-12:15pm lunch (provided)
12:15-12:35pm               Playground Materials – Concrete
12:35-1pm         Playground Materials – Wood
1-1:30pm           Playground Materials – plastic/synthetic
1:30-1:45pm     Break
1:45-2:30pm    Playground Materials – Metals
2:30-3pm          Playground Materials – Fastners/Connectors
3-3:30pm          Wrap Up and Evaluations Day 1
Day 2
8:30-9:45am    Inspection Process, Frequency, and Procedures
9:45-10am        Break
10-10:45am      Record Keeping and Documentation
10:45-Noon      Removing Equipment from Service
Noon-12:45pm Lunch (provided)
1-1:30pm           Virtual Playground – Swings
1:30-2pm           Virtual Playground – track Ride
2-2:30pm          Virtual Playground – Sand Digging Equipment
2:30-2:45pm    Virtual Playground – Spring Rocking Equipment
2:45-3pm          Virtual Playground – Composite
3-3:30pm          Wrap up and Evaluation, Day 2
*Based on participant interaction and questions, the schedule may change slightly.

Hotel: A block of rooms (under the name TRPA) is being held for this event at Sleep Inn, 193 Chaffin Place, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.  Rates are $72.00 plus tax per night single/double.  If paying by government check/credit card, please be sure to bring your tax exempt certificate.  To make reservations please call 615-396-3000 and ask for the Playground Maintenance room block.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 11/8/2017 11:45 PM

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