Playground Maintenance Technician Training, Oct 5th, 6th

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

SPRINGFIELD, OREGON - October 5th and 6th


This playground safety course is designed to bring practical information to park professionals who conduct high- and low-frequency inspections, repairs, corrective action, and playground maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ORPA Maintenance and Construction Section and Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands Certificate of Completion, recognizing you as a Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT).

ORPA Members: $365
Non-Members: $460

If approved, refunds for event registration cancellations will be subject to a 5% processing fee if purchase was made by credit card.

The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Program (PMT) focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. This program does not focus on play theory or memorizing standards. 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.


·          Learn by doing! Hands on learning which combines discussion and virtual environments to understand playground maintenance tasks

·          Learn about materials! Learn how to maintain playground equipment made of metal, plastic, wood and concrete

·          Learn about safety! Understand how to take damaged equipment out of service safely, keep proper records, and identify potential legal issues related to playground maintenance

·          Learn about surfaces! Learn how best to maintain unitary and loose-fill surfaces as well as fasteners and connectors

·          Resources to take back to your office! Receive a 250-page textbook, workbook, and upon completion, a Playground  Maintenance  Technician Certificate

·          Cost Effective! Train front-line maintenance staff at an affordable price

·          Ensure your equipment lasts through its useful life!

·          Improve playground user safety!

If interested in this two day class please contact Jerry Burgess

Jerry D. Burgess

Capital Project Coordinator

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Fanno Creek Service Center

6220 SW 112th. Avenue, Suite 100

Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 619-3931 Direct line

(503) 629-6360 Maint. office

(503) 629-6361 Fax

Oregon School Safety Officers Association
727 Center St NE #12 Salem OR 97301  --  p: 971-599-3389  --  email

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