Lexington, VA (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Since adding playgrounds to their already extensive line of outdoor commercial furnishings and site amenities, ParknPool has continued to educate themselves on the safety precautions that should be taken when installing and maintaining an outdoor play area. Along with their recent release of an updated Playground Safety Guide, Chris Lopez, a ParknPool Account Manager, has attended a course to become certified as a playground safety inspector in the CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) program offered through NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association).
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association. The purpose of the CPSI certification is to be able to: identify hazards on public playground equipment and the playground itself; rank the hazards according to injury potential; and be able to apply the knowledge to remove the hazards and establish a system of inspections and maintenance.
The two day course, held in Richmond, Virginia September 19th through the 20th, discussed playground injury statistics, key references for playground safety, the major causes of death from playground equipment, as well as ways to avoid these injuries and deaths. The course was followed by a multiple choice exam which was administered on September 21st for all those wishing to become certified.
ParknPool, as the leading online distributor of commercial outdoor furniture and site amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, park benches, bleachers and playgrounds, believes that having a Certified Playground Safety Inspector on staff will help them become an even better educator to those wishing to purchase a brand new playground. “There is a lot that goes into installing a playground and one of the major factors is safety,” explained Brenda Fonner, Owner and President of ParknPool Corporation, “We want our clients to trust that we are fully educated with the knowledge needed to help with the purchase of a new playground, from start to finish.”
To learn more about ParknPool Corporation and their line of preschool and school age playgrounds, call 877.777.3700 or visit http://www.parknpool.com.
About ParknPool Corporation:
ParknPool is Veteran Owned SBE/WBE Company and is the leading online supplier of commercial outdoor furniture and site amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, park benches and bleachers. ParknPool was begun in 1998 in Orlando, FL and moved their headquarters to Lexington, VA in 2005.