Playground Maintenance Technician Training – Independence, MO


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  • Independence, MO
    October 31, 2017 - November 1, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Playground Maintenance Technician Training

Limited registrations are open to NON-MEMBERS of Midwest Public Risk
If registration is full, please contact Sally Pelto-Wheeler to be placed on a wait list.

Host: Midwest Public Risk

Location: 19400 E Valley View Parkway Independence, MO  64055 (Greater Kansas City Metro Area)

Dates: October 31-November 1, 2017

Instructor: Ken Kutska, CPSI

Times: Tuesday 8:00am-3:30pm; Wednesday 8:30am-3:30pm

Local Contact: Todd Foster,

Questions about the PMT training: Sally Pelto-Wheeler, , 812-856-1446

The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician (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
Safety surfacing on the playground
Around 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
Playground materials – concrete
Playground materials – wood
Playground materials – plastic/synthetic
Playground materials – metals
Playground materials – fasteners/connectors
4:00 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

Day 2
8:30 a.m. Begin Day 2 with Questions from Day 1
Identifying Hazard Potential
Inspection process, frequency and procedures
Record keeping and documentation
Removing equipment from service
Around 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
Virtual playground – swings
Virtual playground – rope climber
Virtual playground – track ride
Virtual playground – sand digging equipment
Virtual playground – spring rocking equipment
Virtual playground – composite
4:00 p.m. Wrap up and evaluation

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.


Hotels in the Area

Independence is in the Kansas City Metro Area


1940 East Valley View Parkway, Independence,, Missouri, 64055, United States