Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection

Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection

This half day event will cover the basics in managing the inspections of your playgrounds and will consist of both theory and practical sessions.  We will be visiting two playground for the practical parts of the training.

The course will be led by TCL Group RPII inspector Dan Clifft and supported by our Technical Director Jonathan Highley who is also RPII operationally trained.

Places are limited to 2 delegates per council - priority will be given to WALC member councils

Event date Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:00
Event Ends Fri 19 Oct 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Available places 20
Registration closes Sun 14 Oct 2018
Cancel Before Date Fri 12 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to member councils
Location Whitnash Civic Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

9.30 am - 10.00 am


with refreshments and networking

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Course Content

Does your council own and/or manage a children's play area?
If yes, can you produce documentary evidence the last two years' worth of weekly inspections?
Has the play area even been inspected on a weekly or fortnightly basis and the inspection reports filed with the clerk?
Is the person doing the inspection adequately briefed on what to look for, and what to do if they find anything amiss?
How would the council react if the clerk received a phone call out of the blue that a child had lacerated their leg on a piece of council play equipment?
What procedures and policies would swing in to place?
Who would act? What would they do?
When was the last time any trees in or near the play area were inspected?
Is the safety surfacing in the play area compliant with current safety standards – and how do you know?

If you are reading this and answering each question fully in your head as you read then very well done! If on the other hand you are now shifting nervously in your seat then don't panic, we have just the training for you.

Our Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection training is specifically designed for those who have responsibility for children's playgrounds and covers not only the routine inspection of children's playground equipment, playground surfacing, fencing, gates and seating, but also the management of a children's playground including legislation, insurance, risk management and documentation.

The training event starts with an introduction to playground management, duties and responsibilities and follows with a "Walk and Talk" of a nearby playground looking at various aspects of playground inspections and maintenance issues. The course is suitable for all Clerks, or for councillors and committee members to whom responsibility for play area management has been devolved.


1.5 CPD Points


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

£60.00 per delegate for non-member councils these fees are low compared with other county associations and training providers

Help with Delegate’s Fees

Unfortunately due to the low capacity we are unable to offer free places for this event.



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 7 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

The full terms and conditions of registration.

Dan Clifft

TCL Group RPII inspector

Dan is the groups play quality and compliance inspector and has a wealth of experience in play and landscaping including maintenance spares and troubleshooting.