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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
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Event code SCH 22/538 
Event description The cost of this training is £131 per person

This course is aimed at those who are responsible for the routine (daily/weekly) and operational (monthly/quarterly) inspections of school play areas. It focuses on equipment typically found within school playgrounds, rather than the sort of equipment found more generally in publicly accessible playgrounds. It is ideal for anyone responsible for managing, inspecting and maintaining school play areas.

RoSPA Certificate:

The local authority’s insurance company have confirmed that the RoSPA Certificate is adequate from a training perspective for those who carry out the routine (daily/weekly) and operational (monthly/quarterly) inspections of school play areas. The local authority expects in-house school inspectors to have this training as a minimum. RoSPA Certificates are valid for 3 years. RPII exam not required for staff.

The course will cover:

• Risk assessment

• Reporting procedures

• Inspection procedures

• Legal aspects

• Immobilisation of equipment

• Timber

• Steel

• Plastics

• Rope

• Chains and Connections

• Tyres

• Different types of surfacing

• Cleanliness

• Vegetation 

Clothing and footwear:

Due to the practical aspects of this course and possible inclement weather please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Climbing onto playground features and playground equipment may be necessary. 
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Subject areas Health & Safety
Target audience All school staff (teaching and non teaching)
OFSTED areas
Professional Standards
Venue Allenby Primary School, Allenby Road, UB1 2HX map
Admin contact Kate Kasampali (
Event Commissioner Tina Birch (
Course Costs See event description
Start date Monday 16 January 2023
Times 09:30 - 16:30
Number of sessions 1