Certified Playground Maintenance, Compliance & Inspection Training
RPII / RoSPA Level 2

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

and playground site visits with a practical and formal exam.

Upcoming Course Dates




8th & 9th September 2021

(Councils, Contractors & Early Childhood)

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SEPT 2021 Training Postponed - Due to lockdown.
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​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, maintenancecontractors, Schools, Architects and Supervised ECE centres.


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

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 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 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.

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 - Tamaki Yacht Club, 30 Tamaki Drive. Mission Bay Auckland. (Located 6km / 10mins from Downtown Auckland)

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 any accommodation options in Auckland's downtown CBD (the venue is located only 6km / 10mins from Downtown Auckland).


Auckland City Council

"I recommend we send all MDC’s and AMIS team on this course.  I literally incorporated what I learned the very next day auditing our Playgrounds and open spaces. Well worth money.''


Sicon Ltd - Selwyn District Council

"I enjoyed the training and all the information given, it was very well organised and information to process. Would highly recommend for future trainees"


Tiger Turf Ltd

''Thanks heaps for providing such a great course. I’ve learned heaps and have become even more interested in play environments."


Best Start ECE Ltd

''Really enjoyed it, good value, nice to meet others from the industry, learnt lots would recommend"


Wellington City Council

''Very well presented with great content"

What our clients say!