This webinar will look into the various stages of managing a playground project, with an emphasis on the practical issues facing owner / operators (particularly in the Town and Parish sector). Starting from the initial need, community consultation, area design, supplier choice, through project management, installation, safety standards to repairs and maintenance. The discussion will take into account topics such as material choice (steel, wood, plastics), environmental implications and current social issues affecting play area design (such as inclusivity).

This webinar will last between 1 – 1.5 hours including half an hour for Q&A.

You are encouraged to enter into an open dialogue and bring any specific issues you / your council are facing for discussion during the Q&A. Any unanswered queries from the session can be followed up afterwards.

Play Area


Tuesday 7 November, 1:30pm – 3:00pm


Members: £45 + VAT
Non-Members: £50 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.


About the Trainer

Mark Hardy is the independent Chair at the Association of Play Industries (API), an engineer by trade and now a successful businessman. His time leading one of the largest Play Companies in the mid 2000s gave him a genuine passion for play and a recognition of the importance of play and recreational facilities to local communities.

Mark Hardy, API

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SLCC is always keen to respond to members’ needs for training. If you would like to register an interest in having a particular course delivered via webinar or in your region, please let us know.

Expressions of Interest 2022