Playground Maintenance Technician Training- PDRMA Cohort

Layne Elliott

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  • PMT Training
    December 7, 2022 - December 8, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hoffman Estates, IL – PMT

Partner: Park District Risk Management Agency

Location: Poplar Creek Golf Course, 1400 Poplar Creek Drive Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Dates: December 7-8, 2022

Cost: $340
Payments accepted by credit card or check. For check payments, please email Maggie O’Heran at requesting an invoice.

*PDRMA Members- Please register through PDRMA. 

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: Jesse Kinsland

Times: Wednesday 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Local Contact(s): Bill Hooker-,   630.769.0332

Questions about the PMT training:, 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


Day 1
8:00 a.m.  Sign-in and Get Materials
Welcome and Introductions
Playground Maintenance Process
Playground Liability
Hazard Prevention
Playground Materials – Concrete
Around Noon: Lunch to be provided
Surfacing on the Playground
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
Record Keeping and Documentation
Removing Equipment from Service
Around Noon: Lunch to be provided
Virtual Playground
3:45 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

Parking Information

Parking available on site.



Poplar Creek Golf Course
Hoffman Estates Park District
1400 Poplar Creek Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169