Playground Maintenance Technician Training – School District of Palm Beach County

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  • West Palm Beach, FL
    April 13, 2017 - April 14, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Playground Maintenance Technician Training – West Palm Beach, FL

Host: School District of Palm Beach County

Location: School District of Palm Beach County, 3300 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Dates: April 13-14, 2017

Cost: $320 (cost includes Maintaining Child’s Play book, student workbook, supplemental materials, and lunch both days)
Pay by credit card or invoice (For invoices, include 1. Name of the employee that is registering and 2. Remit address for the invoice)

Instructor: Ken Kutska, CPSI

Times: Thur 8am-3:30pm; Fri 8am-3:30pm

Local Contacts: Yelena Gonzalez, Maintenance Trainer yelena.gonzalez@palmbeachschools.org , (561) 687-7111

Questions about the PMT training material/registration: 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 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
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
8:00 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
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

Venue:  

Address:
3300 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, United States

Description:

3300 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL  33406