Watch now: Webinar on Playground Design and Standards


The Corkeen Webinar on Playground Design: Do safety standards kill creativity or are they helpful tools?, took place on April 28th.

Helena Menezes and Harry Harbottle were the guest speakers.

More than 250 professionals dedicated to Playground and Recreational Spaces, among which landscape architects, specialized technicians from the public and private sector and students, from 20 different countries, such as Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, and also South Africa and New Zealand, registered.

Interaction with participants was enriched by the contribution of Tim Gill, renowned expert and strong advocate for children’s right to play freely in challenging environments, and led to a stimulating final debate,  the need to develop national and local strategies for the provision of inclusive, challenging and safe play and recreational spaces for the sake of children’s health was highlighted.


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Topics covered

Playground Design & Standards – Corkeen Talks, Free Webinar – 28th April

Which topics will be addressed?
European playground safety standards
– How can standards be a helpful tool to design challenging and inclusive play areas for children?
– Why they should not be used in a prescriptive way
– Criteria for the process of Risk-Benefit Assessment

Guest speakers Helena Menezes and Harry Harbottle bring over 30 years of experience in the field of child health and play and are both actively involved in the development of European Playground standards for over 20 years.

Participants will be invited to bring their own cases or questions and interact with the speakers.

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Professional training: online programmes on Playground standards – Latest activities

Training on Playground design and operation: European standards as a tool for risk assessment

H.Menezes Risk Vision runs professional training programmes online, both introductory for beginners and advanced training, as well as Q&A sessions.

There are different types of training programmes:

  • Introductory for beginners or professionals needing an update

  • Advanced Training for more experienced professionals or those that are looking for a network

  • Q&A sessions with a consultancy or ‘on-the-job training’ side

As we frequently receive interpretation and practical questions by email or telephone calls, we are now organizing some Q&A sessions online.

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