Staff at the City of Lafayette in Colorado were attending a CPSI course when they heard about CityReporter. They figured they’d use it to manage their playground inspections – but found it was able to do a lot more than just cut down on paperwork.
Mention the name Ken Kutska to any Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and you’ll get a nod of recognition. As past president of NRPA and author of Playground Safety Is No Accident, Kutska is a legend in the parks and recreation industry. He likes what he’s seen of CityReporter.
A new study shows that the rate of playground-related traumatic brain injuries significantly increased between 2005 – 2013. The authors acknowledge improvements in playground safety but point out that conducting regular inspections for safety hazards and improving surfacing could help reduce injuries on monkey bars and swings.
Recreation Management magazine put together a great article with input from play equipment manufacturers, the NRPA, and CPSIs to provide valuable advice on what a good playground maintenance program entails.
Mike Pigg, parks supervisor at the City of Billings, MT, was recently recognized as the 2015 Young Professional of the Year thanks to the playground safety program he implemented using CityReporter.
Hospitalizations due to playground injuries grew 8% between 2007 and 2012. Find out which Canadian provinces have the highest injury rates and what Keith Thomas, risk management expert for the Manitoba School Boards Association, is doing about it.
More than 15 park districts across Illinois use tablets for their playground inspections. One supervisor explains what he likes about CityReporter and how it’s improved operations in his own department.
The City of Colton’s Bill Smith has both a CPRP and CPSI designation. He knows what’s critical when it comes to keeping his playgrounds and recreational facilities in top condition. According to Bill, CityReporter meets his maintenance reporting needs in several ways.
The news has been shining a spotlight on the use of recycled tire rubber in playgrounds and sports fields. Learn why we started recycling tires, who got the idea to turn them into safety surfacing, and what studies have been done to examine the health risks.
Playgrounds at the Tucson Unified School are in rough shape, and now they’re in the news. In 2013, a child sustained a brain injury after falling from a slide. In 2014 and 2015, several playgrounds at closed schools remained accessible to the public, generating negative press when it was revealed they had significant safety hazards with exposed concrete slabs in fall zones.
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