Playground Maintenance Technician Training – Carmel, IN

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  • Carmel, IN
    October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Playground Maintenance Technician Training – Carmel, IN

Partner: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation

Location: Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN  46032

Dates: October 26-27, 2017

Cost: $340 (includes registration, materials,  and lunch for both days)
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

Instructor: Steve Plumb, CPSI

Times: Thursday 8am-3:30pm; Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

Local Contact: Michael Allen, Park Maintenance Director, mallen@carmelclayparks.com , 317-573-4041

Questions about the PMT training: Sally Pelto-Wheeler, sjpelto@indiana.edu , 812-856-1446

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 PMT is the most comprehensive program of its kind and is a great compliment to the Certified Playground Safety Inspector training offered by the National Recreation and Park Association.

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. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Liability
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Playground maintenance process
9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Hazard prevention
10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Safety surfacing on the playground
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch to be provided
12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Playground materials – concrete
12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. Playground materials – wood
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Playground materials – plastic/synthetic
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Playground materials – metals
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Playground materials – fasteners/connectors
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation, day 1
Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Inspection process, frequency and procedures
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Record keeping and documentation
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Removing equipment from service
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch to be provided
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual playground – swings
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Virtual playground – track ride
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Virtual playground – sand-digging equipment
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Virtual playground – spring rocking equipment
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Virtual playground – composite
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

Parking Information

None at this time

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Venue:  

Address:
1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, Indiana, 46032, United States