Dengan segala hormatnya pihak kami PSAM merujuk kepada perkara di atas.
Dukacita dimaklumkan bahawa kursus dan peperiksaan tersebut terpaksa ditangguhkan ke satu tarikh baru setelah mengambil kira ancaman COVID-19 yang kini sedang melanda dunia termasuk di negara kita.
Keputusan ini telah dibuat selepas perbincangan yang panjang lebar dengan wakil daripada IPSI (International Playground Safety Institute) USA, pihak yang menyelaras pentauliahan CPSI ini, dan masalah berkaitan COVID-19 yg lebih meruncing di Amerika sendiri.
Pihak IPSI dan PSAM melihat kemungkinan Kursus dan Peperiksaan CPSI ini akan diadakan dalam bulan Julai 2020 ini bergantung kepada keadaan semasa dunia.
Segala kesulitan yang mungkin timbul dari keputusan ini amatlah dikesali dan tidak disengajakan.
POSTPONEMENT OF CPSI COURSE AND EXAM 2020 ON 18-22 APRIL 2020
May we, the Playground Safety Association of Malaysia (PSAM) respectfully refer to the matter above.
We regret to inform you that the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course and Examination 2020 is now postponed to a later date in view of the global threat caused by COVID-19 viral outbreak which is presently affecting Malaysia rather seriously.
This decision has been regretfully made after some lengthy discussion with representatives from the International Playground Safety Institute (IPSI) USA who supervises this CPSI Course and Examination, given the fact that the US is also grappling to contain this imminent threat that they are also now seriously facing.
IPSI and PSAM have both decided that the CPSI Course and Examination 2020 in Malaysia be postponed to July 2020 with the actual dates to be determined subject to the world COVID-19 situation.
We humbly apologise for all inconveniences caused by this turn of event. PSAM highly appreciates and we look forward to your continuous support for the coming CPSI Course and Examination (tentatively scheduled for July 2020), for the sake of our beloved nation and for the safety of our children- the future leaders of tomorrow.
THE CURRENT STATE OF MALAYSIAN PLAYGROUNDS
HOW SAFE IS IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
Playground Safety Association of Malaysia (PSAM) was officially registered and established on 18th December 2013. The initial idea of the association was originally mooted back in 2012 during the first course of “Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) examinations conducted in Malaysia by the International Playground Safety Institute (IPSI) of the United States. The course was an eye opener to all the participants and observers, both with and without experience in the field of playground, on how little we know about playgrounds, and how much more is there to know in playgrounds.
Create Greater Awareness on Playground safety and impart knowledge and information to decision makers of playground industry to enable better and safer playgrounds.
Impart basic knowledge and information to members of the public (parents and caregivers) so they take a proactive effort to detect and rectify potential hazards at the site.
Advocate for mandatory post-installation inspection (preferably by qualified independent personnel) to ensure playgrounds meet proper safety requirements before opening to users.
Ensure that the latest safety standards and practices for all aspects of playgrounds in Malaysia are adopted to ensure our countries recreational facilities are up to the latest international requirements.