The Inspections process is hierarchical, less complex inspections are conducted more frequently and can be undertaken by ground staff who may also be carrying out maintenance tasks during the same visit. More rigorous and thorough inspections do not typically need to be conducted as frequently and require more expertise. All playground inspections shall be carried out by a competent person.

Delivery methods and course costs

Staysafe offer flexible training options such as class based training numbers is limited to a maximum of 6 students, that is 1 student per SQM. Google hangouts or ZOOM. Where ever you are located, training can be achieved, particularly if you are in a lock down state.

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Upgrade from Operational inspection to Comprehensive audit – $1000.00 – 1 day theory and 1 day practical assessment2 days

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park and facilities – $700.00 – 4 hours theory, practical can be completed on day 1, though may not be practical and can be completed on day 2

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park and facilities & AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park and facilities – $1500.00 –  5 hours theory per day, practical can be completed on day 3

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park and facilities & AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park and facilities & AHCPGD505 Conduct operational inspection of park and facilities – $2500.00 – 20 hours theory, 2.5 days and 12 hours practical – 1.5 days

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AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

visual inspection of playground equipment and park facilities such as toilets, BBQ, seating, surfacing. A visual inspection is intended to identify obvious hazards that can result from wear and tear, vandalism or weather conditions. This inspection shall be carried out regularly and take into consideration the local conditions, frequency of use and the manufacturer’s instructions. Playgrounds subject to heavy use or prone to vandalism, may require daily inspection. Any potentially6 hazardous situations shall be reported immediately and/or rectified.

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

Quarterly inspection. An operational inspection should be carried out regularly, on a monthly or quarterly basis unless there are compelling reasons to deviate from this inspection frequence.

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities, AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities, AHCPGD505 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities

Annual and post installation of playground equipment. A comprehensive annual inspection shall be carried out. In addition this inspection is intended to determine conformance with the relevant parts of AS 4685 and to establish the overall level of safety of the equipment, foundations and playground surfaces.

The post installation and comprehensive inspections shall be performed by a person who has training and experience that enables them to perform a full conformity check to AS4685. Impact testing in accordance with AS4422 requires the capability to operate specialised equipment and interpret the results. These inspections do not need to be carried out by the same person or organisation. While we touch on AS4422, there is no unit or course as yet for impact testing.

A comprehensive post-installation inspection is conducted by a competent person prior to the opening of the playground. This inspection shall verify that the playground conforms with the requirements of the relevant parts of the AS4685 series and the impact attenuating surfacing test in AS4422, (this is not included in this course) and shall identify and detail the tasks that need to be carried out to conformance.

The timetable for inspector training is flexible and changes can be made to suit the delivery method. Class based training has been suspended for at least 6 months. This course can be achieved through distance learning or video conference over 4 days.

  • Routine inspection  – On average 8 hours
  • Operational inspection – On average 16 hours
  • Comprehensive audit – On average 32 Hours
  • Upgrade from Operational to Comprehensive – 16 hours

Theory and practical assessment is conducted within the course duration. There is no pre or after course assessment.
Participants who successfully complete the course/s will receive a statement of attainment (SOA). The SOA does not expire and there is no requirement to re-certify in 3 years time.

  • Clipboard
  • Pen
  • workbooks
  • assessment tools
  • testing tools (probes
  • 300mm screwdriver
  • safety gloves
  • high viz vests
  • water
  • hand sanitizer
  • sunblock

In courses that require the use of PPE (such as heights, confined spaces or playground inspector) Staysafe Industry Training requires all students to wear appropriate PPE.