Free workshop held within the SAFERPLAY project

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Within the project "SAFERPLAY – Innovative training on design, installation and maintenance of safe and challenging play areas" where is a partner and an organizer...

Within the project "SAFERPLAY – Innovative training on design, installation and maintenance of safe and challenging play areas" where is a partner and an organizer of the event Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency Hrast Ltd, on 9/11/2017 at the Hotel Villa Lenije in Vinkovci was held a free workshop on the use of wood as a material for equipping playgrounds.

Value of the project is 313,636.00 € and is funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ programme, which has as main objective to develop a BOC (Badged Open Course), on innovative training in the design, installation and maintenance of safer and challenging play areas.

The project applicant is AIJU - Technological institute for children’s products and leisure (Spain) and with VSC DA Hrast Ltd partners are: Play England (Great Britain), HMenezes/RiskVision (Portugal), Ceske vysoke uceni technicke v Praze (Czech Republic), University of Alicante (Spain) and Institut für lebenslanges Lernen (Germany). The workshop was intended for everyone who are in connection with a workshop theme through their work, including architects, designers and landscape architects, installers and maintainers, manufacturers of playground equipment and surfaces, play areas risk assessors and inspectors, students and teachers involved in recreational and leisure activities, local and regional public administration, consumer authorities, and bodies in charge of recreational and leisure activities in schools, kindergartens, hotels, etc.

More than 60 participants at the workshop were introduced with handbook „Child safety in schools - quality and technical descriptions of wood products. Equipping educational facilities “, an example of a wooden playground Juarezova in Prague, opportunities and challenges for risk management related to outdoor wooden play equipment, wood chips or barks as playing surfaces, good examples of designs made from wood, using of new technologies as learning resource to improve professionals’ skills and SAFERPLAY project and its results.

All participants on behalf of the VSC DA Hrast Ltd was welcomed by Ms Ana Škrabo who was the moderator of the workshop and the presenters were Ms Danijela Domljan and  Mr Zoran Vlaović from the Faculty of Forestry at University of Zagreb, Mr Henry Hanson from the Ceske vysoke uceni technicke v Praze, Ms Helena Menezes from H.Menezes/RISK VISION, Ms Nicola Butler from Play England, Mr Pedro Pernías from the University of Alicante and Ms Encarna Alemañ and Ms Karina Pernías from AIJU - Technological institute for children’s products and leisure.

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