Live / Making Playground Safety and Management a Top Priority Series / Implementing Inspection and Maintenance

Includes a Live Web Event on 09/26/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Making Playground Safety and Management a Top Priority Series

Implementing Inspection and Maintenance

Routine maintenance and visual inspections are essential to providing a safer environment for active, fun play!  Learn to properly identify and correct potentially hazardous conditions on the playground, develop inspection protocols, and ensure that timely and effective corrective action is taken. This session will help your school or organization develop and define a sustainable maintenance plan to protect your investment, manage risk, control expenses, and improve children’s play experiences. 

Course Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the primary scope of a routine visual inspection and the role/responsibilities of the individual performing it.
  • Outline at least five typical tasks the routine visual inspector would potentially encounter, evaluate, and appropriately address during an inspection and identify solutions or processes for corrective action. 
  • Describe the importance of complete written documentation of the inspection process from start to finish. 
  • List at least two resources to help develop inspection protocols.

Ken Kustka

Executive Director

International Playground Safety Institute, LLC

Ken Kutska is one of a few individuals who has been involved since the 1970s in the evolution of the public playground industry safety standards, he was co-founder and instructor of the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) National Playground Safety Institute and its internationally recognized Certified Playground Safety Inspector Program. He is also an instructor for the 2-day Playground Maintenance Technician course which offers a Certificate of Completion through Clemson University. He continues to promote safe, challenging public play spaces for all people as a member of the advisory board for the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) Voice of Play, as a founding member of the U.S. Play Coalition, an NRPA Past President and member of their Ambassador Committee, and Chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F15.29 Subcommittee on performance requirements for public play equipment. Lastly, he is the Co-Chair of ASTM Working Group which created the ASTM F3101-15 Standard Specification for Unsupervised Public Use Outdoor Fitness Equipment.

Lloyd Reese

Vice President Technical Product Management


Lloyd Reese has 30 years of experience in the ideation and development of products serving the play and recreation market. He actively serves on numerous ASTM, CSA, and ISO play related committees and is currently vice chair of ASTM F08.63 Playground surfacing systems. Lloyd is also a founding member of IPEMA and is currently serving his second term as president of that organization, in addition to chairing the IPEMA surfacing certification program and serving on the equipment certification committee.

This session will offer the following credits:


        1.0 AIA HSW LU 
    1.0 LA CES HSW PDH

CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey.

CEUs can be applied toward NRPA CPRP/CPRE renewal. To obtain your CEU, please visit the "Event Details" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.

Speakers Disclosures:

The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.


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09/26/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  75 minutes
09/26/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  75 minutes
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1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available