Mr. David Yearley collaborates with Anne Marden Playright Academy (AMPA) to develop the Risk-benefit Assessment training, which aims to provide participants with a suitable risk assessment form and develop techniques of risk assessment among Hong Kong playgrounds. More, the hazards might have occurred in the playground through changes in new equipment, materials, or change of contractors, therefore, it is essential for management to access potential hazards associated with the environment. Head of Play Environment, Playright Children’s Play Association, Mr. Chris Yuen will lead the participants on to field trip, and share his experience with a routine inspection, and practical demonstrations.
This workshop aims to introduce the essential knowledge of risk-benefit assessment and its purpose.
- Background and Introduction of Risk Assessment
- Safety, Risk, Hazard and Harm
- Conventional risk assessment
- How to manage benefits and risk
- Risk-benefit Assessment: process and examples
- Practicum: Site visits with discussion about routine inspection techniques and practical demonstrations
- The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
- The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Mr David Yearley
Managing Director / Head of Play Safety at RoSPA
Playsafety Ltd and Owner, Playground Management Ltd Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) - Vice Chairman
British Standards Institution (BSI) committee Member
David is Head of Play Safety for RoSPA. In this role he manages a UK and Ireland wide team of playground safety inspectors, conducting tens of thousands of inspections each year. He is a member of the British Standards Institution committee with responsibility for the development of British Standards for playground equipment, skate parks, multi-use games areas and other recreations facilities. David is a Board member of the Register of Play Inspectors International, which is the professional membership organization for playground inspectors. For 14 years, David was a Board member of the International Play Association: Promoting the Child’s Right to Play. This UNESCO-recognized NGO has been fundamental in ensuring the child’s right to play is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and for its continued protection, promotion and preservation.
Mr Chris Yuen
Head of Play Environment, Playright Children’s Play Association
Developer & Trainer, Anne Marden Playright Academy
Hong Kong Designers Association Fellow Member
Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Register of Play Inspectors International – Outdoor Annual
ASTM International Subcommittee General Member of F15.29 for public playground equipment and F08.63 for playground surface
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.