Anne Marden Playright Academy (AMPA) invited Mr. Chris Yuen, Head of Play Environment, Playright Children’s Play Association, to introduce the development direction of local play space, the standards of playground equipment, inclusive playground concept, and to discuss the broad perspective of maintenance, materials, environmental factors.
How to balance the risk between playful elements and safety measurements?
- Background of Playground Safety
- Safety Standards and Guideline Update
- Comparison of ASTM F1487 and BS EN1176 safety standard
- Common Misconception of Playground Safety
- Playground Safety Training Courses development
Mr Chris Yuen Hon-cheong (Head of Play Environment)
Chris Yuen is a consultant and independent playground safety inspector for the Playright Children’s Play Association with a passion for designing public playgrounds to make them more child-friendly, playable, safe and inclusive. Since 2012, he has been leading play environment team in initiating and completing a series of playground advocacy programmes in Hong Kong. These include the first Inclusive Play Space Design Idea Competition, the pilot Inclusive Play Space at Tuen Mun Park, Junior Playground Commissioner Incubation Programme, Junior Playground Planner(6) and the publication of the Inclusive Play Space Guide supported by UNICEF HK(5). The play environment consultancy includes participatory approach to play space design, playground planning research, inclusive play design review, play equipment safety assessment, installation compliance audit and inspection training. His latest projects are the “Concrete Pipe Playground” at Fung Mat Road Waterfront Open Space (WE Park) and “Rainbow Jungle” at Kai Tak East Park. He has been involved with the safety of children at play for many years. He has been involved with the safety of children at play for many years. He is a qualified RPII-Annual Inspector and CPSI since 2004 to advocate for an inclusive and playful society for all with a passionate team.