Playground Protective Surfacing: The Next Frontier for Playground Owners, Designers,Manufacturer, and Inspectors

by Ken Kutska, Executive Director, International Playground Safety Institute and Rolf Huber, President, Canadian Playground Advisory

The International Playground Safety Institute and the Canadian Playground Advisory have partnered to provide online training opportunities for those seeking to better their knowledge related to all aspects of protective playground surfacing. This 8 session course provides 10 one-hour narrated PowerPoint presentations covering all aspects of the good performing compliant of surfacing materials starting with the a review of the history of impact testing and the current testing requirements, understanding the terminology of all aspects of impact testing, current international standards requirements for impact testing, performance requirements for playground surfacing use zone compliance and the performance characteristics of different types of surfacing systems both good and bad. We end this course by putting it all together to look at suggestions for your purchasing specifications, warranty while considering your life expectancy for a compliant performing playground impact attenuating surface. To find this course along with other online training opportunities we are now offering go to

When landing on the site you must first register the first time as a student and then you can select a course. Once you select and pay for the course you will then be able to download the course syllabus and view and control the PowerPoint Video presentations. After each section there may be a quiz that you will need to take and retake to achieve the 70% or higher score that will then provide you with a certificate of completion and earn your ASLA LACES continuing education credits.

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