Certified Playground Maintenance, Compliance & Inspection Training

Operational Inspection - 2 day training process including a classroom presentation training

and playground site visits with a practical and formal exam.

Operational Level 2 Certified Playground Inspection & Maintenance Training Certified RPII / RoSPA

Playsafe Training
Playsafe is the largest registered inspection training facility for the RPII in New Zealand.
We are the leading training provider for NZ local Government, Councils, maintenance
contractors, Schools, Architects and Supervised ECE centres.


Our certified Operational Play Inspection Training (Level 2) consists of a 2 day workshop
process including classroom presentation and playground site visits with a practical and
formal completion exam. The course is designed to train you as a competent operational
inspector of the play area’s general safety, wear & tear ongoing condition whilst giving
you a broad and comprehensive overview and understanding of the entire playground
industry. (No previous experience necessary)

The training and exam process provides a qualification and registration for Operational
(Level 2) with the RPII & ROPSA Register of Playground Inspectors International. You will
receive a certificate and ID badge valid for 3 years.

Certified Operational Play Inspection Training (Level 2)
The training consists of a comprehensive overview of the playground industry including general safety, accidents, inspection procedure, basic risk assessment and some basic standards /compliance dimensions to NZS:5828 / EN:1176. A inspection template and Standards Guide (hardcopy) is also included.

The training consists of play safety, accident statistics, inspection procedure, play area hazard identification and risk assessment processes including basic dimensional compliance considering NZS:5828 / EN:1176 playground standards.


​​​Topics covered:


  • Children at Play

  • Accidents and safety

  • Playground standards

  • Inspection procedures

  • Risk assessment

  • Specific equipment inspection

  • Fallzones, Falling Spaces

  • Basic Compliance Dimensions

  • Entrapment Overview

  • Maintenance & Parts

  • IAS / HIC Safety Surfacing.


The level 2 training and exam process provides a qualification and registration for Operational (Level 2) with the RPII & ROPSA Register of Playground Inspectors International. You will receive a certificate and ID badge valid for 3 years.


​Who is the training for?


  • Council Parks Staff

  • Parks & Reserves Coordinators

  • Facilities Maintenance Staff
  • Maintenance Contractors
  • Early Childhood Centre Reps

  • Landscapers / Builders
  • Landscape Architects

  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Auditors / Inspectors

  • Safety Surfacing Suppliers.

Previous Knowledge

No previous playground experience necessary - Whether you have been in working in playgrounds for many years or brand new to the industry, this training is for you!  The workshop is designed to give you a background on the industry, play safety and teach to a formal inspection process of hazard identification.


Price is $1,495+gst per person which includes a two-day course attendance, training presentation, site visits, formal & practical exams. Includes catering, RPII Exam Fee plus 3 year registration and membership. Also includes a hardcopy of the Playsafe Essential NZS5828:2015 Standards Guide Handbook.

When is it?

​Training courses are run periodically, each training is limited so spaces fill fast! (Trainings can be hosted at your location for a minimum of 6 attendees) Check at the top of this page for upcoming dates or email us with your interest!


Auckland Netball Centre - 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland 1743

Times: (approx. finish times only)

Day 1 (8.30am – 5.00pm Classroom Presentation + site visit

Day 2 (8.30am – 4.00pm Classroom Presentation + Written Exam & Practical Exam

What to bring?

A tape measure, pen and rain jacket (wear comfortable clothing, dress smart casual)


Morning tea & lunch and refreshments throughout the training is provided within the fee. Please let us know if you have any particular dietary requirements.


Accommodation is excluded from the fee, if you are traveling from outside of Auckland we would recommend staying at the following options reasonably close by:

  • Waipuna Hotel - 58 Waipuna Rd, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060  09-526 3000

  • Sylvia Park Motel - 153 Mount Wellington Hwy, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

  • Ellerslie Palms Hotel, 348 Ellerslie- Panmure Highway Auckland

  • Best Western Ellerslie - 2 Wilkinson Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland 1542 09-525 1909

Upcoming Course Dates

25th & 26th November 2020

Auckland Netball Centre

7 Allison Ferguson Drive

St Johns, Auckland 1743

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Playsafe Consulting Ltd  |  Phone  021720490 (+64 21 720 490) NZBN: 9429046546753 

Physical: Level 1 - 40 Stonefields Avenue, Stonefields, Auckland 1072 New Zealand.

Post: Po Box 133-161 Eastridge Auckland 1146 New Zealand

Standards Guide

A Guide to the NZS5828:2015 Playground Standard

Have questions about playground safety? Want to learn more about the New Zealand Playground Standard or would you like to easily search answers when you have a question? Get your copy of the Unofficial Playsafe Standards Guide today!

The Playsafe essential Guide to NZS 5828:2015 Playground Equipment & Surfacing Standard. (Electronic pdf copy). This standards guide contains the main requirements of the NZS 5828:2015 and is Ideal for any interested person including Schools, Early Childhood, Councils and any owners or operators of playgrounds and play areas and surfacing.

Get yours today - Only $34.95+gst for a pdf download digital copy. Click the link to purchase:

Playsafe Playground Standards Guide NZS 5828:2015
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