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CPSI Course Materials

The CPSI course is based on the ASTM International’s Standard F1487:  Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use and the U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) Handbook for Public Playground Safety.  Topics included in the course are:

• Injury Statistics
• History of Playground Equipment
• Hazard Identification
• Surfacing Materials
• Playground Equipment Accessibility
• Safety Management
• Audit Objectives & Procedures
• Maintenance Procedures & Standards
• Off-Site Playground Visit
• Hands on inspection training
 
The CPSI Course materials include the following: 

• ASTM Standard F1487 - Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use
• CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety
• ASTM Standard F2223 - Standard Guide for ASTM Standards on Playground Surfacing)
• ASTM Standard F2373 - Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Public Use Play Equipment for Children 6 Months through 23 Months
• Playground Safety Is No Accident Downloadable Forms – Complete Selection of Forms to Help Develop a Public Playground Safety and Maintenance Program
• Supplemental material that includes information on individual state legislation, NEISS information, CPSC alerts, and much more
• In class workbook material to assist in following the CPSI course presentation