APRIL 2020: Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam (CPSI) – 2020

i) Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Examination 2020

Date: 18th to 22nd April 2020 (Saturday – Wednesday)
Venue: Pulse Grande Hotel, Putrajaya, MALAYSIA.

Click here or click on this link: https://forms.gle/TrTak24SEHoBBats5 to register today.

ii) CPSI Pre-Course & Exam Preparation 2020

Date: 16th to 17th April 2020 (Thursday – Friday)
Venue: Bilik Mesyuarat, Majlis Perbandaran Sepang, Cyberjaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA.

This event is inclusive of CPSI Course and Exam 2020.

Photo by Myles Tan on Unsplash


According to the Malaysian Ministry of Health, an estimate of 3000 cases of injuries occur at the playground every 3 months. Children between 5-9 years of age are the most common victims of playground injuries. The main factor contributing to these injuries are poor playground surface. Observing this, it is crucial to remind the public that playground safety is the responsibility of municipalities, schools, childcare facilities, health departments, playground manufacturers and installers, park and recreation agencies, public facilities managers.

The training of Playground Safety personnel is essential to implement and enhance safety measures to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of serious injury, especially one that results in fatality or permanent debilitating injury. It is important to understand and become responsible for the design, care, and the operation of public playgrounds, to eliminate playground hazards while not totally eliminating the element of risks, as a certain degree of risk in a child’s play environment is an integral to developing children’s motor-skills and increase learning experiences.


The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course in Malaysia is organised by Playground Safety Association of Malaysia (PSAM) in collaboration with the International Playground Safety Institute, LLC (IPSI) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The CPSI Course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods available and the CPSI certification program ensure persons responsible for playgrounds have the relevant knowledge and skills in playground safety to reduce the number of playground accidents resulting in serious injuries and loss of lives.


  • Parks and Playground Managers & Technicians
  • Facility Managers and Technicians
  • Property Developers, Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners, Project Managers
  • Playground Manufacturers, Installers, Designers
  • Local Authorities, State governments and related Ministries
  • Education and Child Care Providers, Schools, District and State Education Departments
  • Shopping Complexes and Amusement Centre’s Operators and Managers

PSAM cordially invites all whom are responsible and involved with planning, designing, manufacturing, installing, managing, decision making, approving and maintaining playgrounds to be a part of this very important safety course to safeguard our children.

Click here or click on this link: https://forms.gle/TrTak24SEHoBBats5 to register.

Please visit our Facebook (FB @myPSAM) for more information and updates on the program. You may contact us for any queries at:

Email: cpsimalaysia2020@gmail.com

Instagram: PSAM @psamalaysia

Tel: +603 – 8920 89 68

DAY 1: 16 APRIL 2020


Course Introduction, Playground Safety Standards, Hazards Identification, Playground Spacing Requirement, Play Equipment Performance Requirement, Practice Exam
DAY 2: 17 APRIL 2020


Playground Surfacing, Playground Safety Management, Risk Management, Risk Reduction and  Practice Exam
DAY 3: 18 APRIL 2020 (SATURDAY) Course Introduction and Review, Site Investigation, Surfacing, Hazard ID
DAY 4: 19 APRIL 2020 (SUNDAY) Hazard ID, Applied Exercise, Safety Management, “Risk Management, Q & A
DAY 5: 20 APRIL 2020 (MONDAY) Group Discussions and Hands on Field Work with Exam Prep

CPSI Pre-Course and Exam Preparation 2020
(16th – 17th April 2020)


Bilik Mesyuarat,

Majlis Perbandaran Sepang,

Persiaran Semarak Api, Cyber 1,

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor,


Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course and Exam 2020 (18th – 22nd April 2020)

CPSI 2020 Brochure and Registration Form

Click here to download CPSI 2020 Course and Exam Brochure with Registration Form.


Pulse Grande Hotel,

Taman Putra Perdana,

Jalan Putra Perdana, Presint 1,

62000 Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya,


(i) CPSI Course & Exam (inclusive of CPSI Pre-Course and Exam Preparation)
PSAM Member – RM 8,500.00
Non-Member – RM8,900.00
(ii) CPSI Exam Only (For Recertification)
PSAM Member – RM 2,500.00
Government Employee – RM2,700.0
Non-Member – RM2,900.00


Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI

Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI, is the Executive Director of the International Playground Safety Institute (IPSI), LLC. Mr. Kutska cofounded the National Park and Recreation Association’s (NRPA) Certified Playground Inspector Program (CPSI) in 1990. Mr. Kutska is responsible for providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety and certification for playground safety inspectors throughout the world and the United States on behalf of the NPRA. He also teaches the Playground Maintenance Technician course on behalf of Clemson University and the US Play Coalition. Mr. Kutska is Chair of the ASTM F15.29 Subcommittee responsible for the performance standard ASTM F1487 that provides requirements of public play equipment.

Prior to taking the position with IPSI, he was the Director of Parks and Planning for Wheaton Park District (Illinois, USA) for over 30 years. Mr. Kutska is a past president of the National Recreation and Park Association and founding member of the US Play Coalition. He was elected into the American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators and was appointed to the International Playground Equipment Manufacture Association’s Voices of Play. Mr. Kutska has written many articles on topics related to play and playground safety. He has co-authored, A Guide to Playground Planning, for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grants Division and wrote the book, Playground Safety Is No Accident: Developing a Public Playground Safety and Maintenance Program, which is in its 5th Edition.

Antonio (Tony) Malkusak, PLA, CPSI

Tony Malkusak is a Landscape Architect receiving his degree from the University of Illinois. He started his career in parks & recreation and brings over 33 years of experience in creating & maintaining safe outdoor public environments. Since 2011, Tony is president and Landscape Architect for Abundant Playscapes where he lives his passion for play throug

h his work. Tony specializes in three areas of play. The first is in playground safety. Besides being an instructor and trainer for the PMT, he has been an instructor for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Program since 2000, Tony also does on-site playground audits, inspections and is a certified Triax operator to test playground safety surface impact attenuation performance. The second is inclusive play design, where he spent 10 ½ years as director of design for a United States national not-for-profit organization whose mission was to create inclusive play environments. His award winning inclusive designs had a profound impact on the lives of millions of children and families. The third area is creating nature-inspired play environments. Tony has taken his love of the natural environment and his passion for play to create many environments where nature children of all abilities grow, learn and play inspired through nature.

Additional Professional Connections: Tony currently is a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials International Sub-committee F15.29, an outside reviewer for PlayRight Inclusive Play Space Guide, and is on the US Play Coalition’s Advisory Board.

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