Playground Maintenance Technician Training – Maple Valley, WA

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  • PMT Training Program
    September 3, 2020 - September 4, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

RESCHEDULED: Maple Valley, WA – PMT

Partner: Tahoma School District

Location: City of Maple Valley Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038

Dates: TBD

Cost: $340
Payments accepted by credit card or invoice.
For invoices, include 1) name of the employee that is registering and 2) remit address for the invoice
Make checks payable to: Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by 30 days prior to the training in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after 30 days prior to the training.
If the training is cancelled due to low attendance a 100% refund will be issued.

Instructor: Fred Cahill, CPSI

Times: Monday 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Local Contact(s): Sean Kelly, Tahoma School District, skelly@tahomasd.us, 425-413-3228

Questions about the PMT training: pmt@eppley.org, 812-855-3095

Recommended Background

There are no prerequisites for this course. Anyone who performs hands-on playground safety inspections and maintenance, along with those who supervise playground maintenance staff should attend the Playground Maintenance Technician training. Participants with experience ranging from just a few weeks up to 30 years, find the two-day course practical and informative.

The two-day PMT training focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. Course modules explore the maintenance challenges associated with the common materials found in playgrounds, including concrete, metal, wood, plastics, fasteners and various surfacing materials. Through videos and case studies, participants learn about the types of playground inspections, how to repair damaged equipment and associated legal considerations. A virtual playground offers participants the opportunity to apply newly learned skills.

Course Format

Two day, in-person

Schedule

Day 1
8:00 a.m.  Sign-in and Get Materials
Welcome and Introductions
Playground Maintenance Process
Break
Playground Liability
Hazard Prevention
Playground Materials – Concrete
Around Noon: Lunch to be provided
Surfacing on the Playground
Break
Playground materials – Metals
Playground materials – Fasteners/Connectors
4:00 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

Day 2
8:00 a.m. Begin Day 2 with Questions from Day 1
Playground materials – Wood
Playground materials – Plastics
Inspection Process
Break
Record Keeping and Documentation
Removing Equipment from Service
Around Noon: Lunch to be provided
Break
Virtual Playground
3:45 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

Parking Information

Parking available on site.

Hotels Nearby

  • Lina’s By The Lake Bed and Breakfast
  • Maple Valley Bed and Breakfast
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Seattle/Kent