Recording / Playground Inspection & Maintenance: Preserve, Promote, Protect

Recorded On: 04/25/2024

Playground Inspection & Maintenance: Preserve, Promote, Protect

Sustainable maintenance programs are essential to positive outdoor play experiences for children at their school and community playgrounds. This year, National Playground Safety Week is observed on April 22-25, and this webinar is designed to create awareness, maximize the value of playground investments, and create safer outdoor play destinations that promote healthy risk-taking and fun!  Routine maintenance and visual inspections are key to preserving play and recreation environments, and properly identifying and addressing potentially hazardous conditions supports safer opportunities to engage in the lifelong benefits of play.  

  1. Summarize safety considerations when conducting a visual inspection of playground equipment, surfacing, and the general area.
  2. Identify at least 5 potential hazards that can occur during playground inspections and effective corrective actions.
  3. Outline the key aspects of a successful, sustainable maintenance program and the significance of comprehensive documentation for accountability and follow-up.
  4. Identify two resources for developing inspection protocols based on industry standards and best practices.

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.

Anthony Iracki (Moderator)

Professional Development Manager


As an experienced Professional Development Manager, Anthony Iracki is dedicated to making a positive impact in the park and recreation industry. Based in Michigan, he's passionate about promoting inclusion, innovative programming, and community vitality. 

This session will offer the following credits:



CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU) 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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Live / Playground Inspection & Maintenance: Preserve, Promote, Protect
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Obtaining your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete Playground Inspection & Maintenance Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Complete Playground Inspection & Maintenance Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
Step 3: Download Playground Inspection & Maintenance Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available