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Play Inspection Workshop

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Past Event – Wednesday 7th June 2017:  Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Poole, Dorset ST18 0LA
 09.30am – 3.30pm SOLD OUT

Sorry this workshop is now fully booked.

Download the flyer for more information Play Inspection Workshop 2017 – Flyer , or take a look below

This workshop is aimed at those who are responsible for routine & operational playground inspections and those in a supervisory or maintenance role.

NFAN Workshops are aimed at Farm Park owners and key staff. Each workshop doubles as a mini open day with a presentation from the host venue and a behind the scenes tour. Numbers are limited to ensure a successful workshop with time to ask questions.

Tea & Coffee will be served from 9.00am, there will be a welcome talk and the first workshop session will start at 10.00am. The day is due to finish at 3.30pm. Lunch is provided.

The workshop will cover….

• Introduction to Safety
• The importance of play to children and child development
• Playground accidents, types, severity and reasons
• The legal framework for playgrounds and inspectors; negligence etc.
• Statute Law applicable
• Types and hierarchy of inspections
• Risk Assessment
• Reporting and Paperwork
• Inspection of specific play items and surfacing

Meet the Facilitator

The workshop is led by Keith Dalton from the Play Inspection Company

Play Inspection Co logo

Keith Dalton is one of the most well-known and respected figures in play safety; Keith has been in and around the industry for just over 30 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He is currently Technical Director for Outdoor Play for the RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International), which is an elected position by members and is also Vice Chairman of the same organisation.

Keith sits on a number of Standards Committees in both the UK and Europe helping to develop and improve both the technical aspects of play safety as well as ensuring that inspectors accredited have the appropriate level of knowledge required for the task.

The Venue

Farmer Palmers logoThe Education workshops also double as mini open days, giving delegates an opportunity to see around the host farm park. During the day there will be a presentation from Farmer Palmer’s about their business and a tour.

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park began 19 years ago as many of the NFAN members, diversifying a dairy farm. The family run, award winning Dorset farm park is aimed at children under 8 years old. It operates alongside the working farm..

Play areas include the indoor Little Farmer’s Fun Barn, outside interactive Sand and Splash waterplay zone, a sand playground for sliding, springing, swinging and colourful climbing frames. There are also indoor and outdoor bouncy castles.

Each year they have tried to add value and season longevity starting with an indoor soft playzone in 2005. The existing sand play area caters for all and the upgrade to the outside water play, with SSP, gives interactive Sand and Splash, don’t forget a towel! The 2 bouncy castles are designed to their own specification. The Indoor Little Farmer’s Fun Barn was an inspirational design in 2014 by the Palmers and Greenspan. Straw Mountain is always so popular for young farmers and the Wendy houses are for imaginative play. Wooden caterpillars and snails line the Woodland Walk trail and are fab for photos. Add to the mix pedal go karts, pedal tractors and there is plenty, for those keeping an eye on the Health and Safety or maintenance, to keep themselves vigilant!

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset BH16 6EU.

Tel: 01202 622022


The are a number of hotels in nearby Poole including the Premier Inn Poole North

Costs & Booking

£85 per person + VAT
Only NFAN members can attend.

How to book

There are 20 places available allocated on a first come first served basis. To enable as many members as possible to be represented we have an initial limit of two delegates per member. Space allowing additional delegates from the same member can be booked nearer the time. To book complete the online booking below or call the NFAN Office on 01904 615059 with a credit card.

All prices are excluding VAT. VAT will be added at checkout.

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