Playspaces are not just places with traditional manufactured play structures, but places where children play in a space designed for play with products and materials placed and arranged by man. True nature or natural play is provided and built by Mother Nature and not part of our work as Mother Nature take s care of herself.

Playground Standards bring prescriptive requirements that are meant to prevent injuries that can result is a severity of crippling or death. Understanding prevention of injury, while preserving graduated challenging in play components and protective surfacing is part of the specification writing process, while inspections allow owners to understand the state of their assets.

Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. can assist designers and owners understand their obligation in relation to standards and how Best Practices can help them achieve their goals.

Peekaboo Playground Surfacing

Child Care Operators

Playground Management Guidelines

Effective 1998, the Canadian Standard, CAN/CSA Z614-98, was approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada. The Standard applies to any public play area, including child care centres.

Many Government regulators, specifically Ontario and Quebec have included compliance to the CSA Z614 through regular inspections. To this end Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. with the assistance of experts in playgrounds and the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services published a document that is to help Child Care Operators in providing playspaces that meet the performance requirements of the CSA Z614.

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CPA Testing Playground Surface with TRIAX 2015

Playground Surfacing

Canadian Standards & Practices

This course is intended to provide the participant with an overview of the current standards affecting playground surfacing as well as relevant government guidelines, regulations, and rules. Playground safety is related to the health and safety of the child using the Playground. However, because playground safety also affects the exercise of professional judgement, due diligence, and liability, the course will discuss best practices as well.

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USA Playground Surface Standards

Playground Surfacing

U.S. Standards & Practices

This course is intended to provide the participant with an overview of the current standards in effect as well as government guidelines, regulations and rules in place. The issue of playground safety is related to the health and safety of the child using the playground. However, because playground safety also affects the exercise of professional judgement, due diligence, and liability, the course will discuss best practices as well.

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