SAFERPLAY online course is now freely open to the public in 6 languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian and German.
This course is the result of a project funded by the EC program Erasmus+; H.Menezes RiskVision is the Portuguese partner.
Design, Inspection and Maintenance of safer and challenging play spaces
The contents cover the basics for the design of play areas that respect children’s needs for a healthy development. They cover the participatory process, playing in natural environments and the use of green elements when designing for play, risk benefit assessment that considers a good balance between play value and safety, and it contributes for a better understanding of acceptable and necessary risks during play.
Helena Menezes is one of the trainers, as an expert in the field, namely on inclusion and risk assessment in play spaces for children and young people. She demonstrates how European playground Standards can be a useful tool for risk management when designing play spaces, throughout their whole life cycle, from pre-design stage until post-occupancy, allowing for free and challenging play in inclusive and safer environments.