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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 

The CPSI course is presented over two days in order to prepare the participants to take the CPSI certification exam, which follows on the third day. 




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