The S2P certification criteria include 1) the prerequisite to enter the exam is sufficient training and 2) passing the exam with the result that meets the acceptance limit.

1) Sufficient training

The S2P certification criteria include sufficient training, which shall be equivalent to S2P reference training. One possibility is to participate in trainings organized by S2P training partners, but any training that is evaluated to have similar content are also accepted.

2) Accepted exam

The S2P certification criteria includes an exam system that is step-by-step including all path exams. For example, getting to the Inspect* level requires first the S2P Operate exam and then the S2P Project exam.

The new exams can be taken when prerequisites are met: 1) sufficient training and 2) sufficient S2P certification level.

S2P examination system

S2P Operate

The entry requirement is the one-day maintenance training.

The S2P Operate exam includes 20 true/false questions and time to complete the exam is limited to 10 minutes.

The acceptance limit is 82%.

S2P Design, S2P Manage, S2P Project

The entry requirement is S2P Operate level certificate and

  • the three-day layout designer training for S2P Design level.
  • the three-day manager training for S2P Manage level.
  • the four-day project manager training for S2P Project level.

Note: Maintenance training, which is the entry requirement for S2P Operate certification, is the same than the first day of these three trainings.

The S2P Design and S2P Manage exams include 40 true/false questions and time to complete the exam is limited to 20 minutes.

The S2P Project exam includes 60 true/false questions and time to complete the exam is limited to 30 minutes.

The acceptance limit is 82%.

Inspect ★☆

The entry requirement is S2P Project certificate the 7-day inspector training.

Note: Project manager training, which is the entry requirement for S2P Project certification, is the same than the first 4 days of this training.

The S2P Inspect exam includes 60 true/false questions and time to complete the exam is limited to 30 minutes.

The acceptance limit is 84%.

After accepted exam, the applicant has to make one annual inspection and to deliver the report for the examiner. The report shall be formally correct and must not include apparent mistakes.

Inspect ★★

The entry requirement is a valid Inspect ★☆ certification and 10 annual or post-installation inspections done.

Inspect ★★ is a about 60 minute long practical examination during which practical ability to make inspections is demonstrated for the examiner:

  • Entrapments: Show how to test the entrapment of the head, neck, finger and clothing.
  • Finishing: Find and show in the equipment failures such as protrusions, splinters or sharp edges.
  • Structural strength: Evaluate equipment’s structural strength.
  • Extent and quality of safety area: Determine the equipment’s safety area and assess the adequacy of the impact attenuation.
  • Falling protection: Determine the adequacy of the level falling protection.
  • General safety of the area: Assess the risks of the layout design and the potential for improving the safety.
  • Area’s environment: Assess whether there are obvious risks in the surroundings of the area.
  • Risk Assessment: Carry out a risk assessment for the pointed hazards.

The practical examination shall be free from mistakes in the following critical areas:

  • Entrapments
  • Structural strength
  • Safety area

The exam is scored and the acceptance limit is 80%.

Examiner

The entry requirements to the examiner training are

  • valid Inspect ★★ certification.
  • at least 100 annual inspections within the last 3 years or other equivalent competence.

Only a limited number of examiners are required. Open examiner positions will be notified to all Inspect** certified and a free-form application will be emailed to esa@s2p.fi.


Peer-evaluated trainings

The peer-evaluation process can be initiated by any person who participated in the training in question by sending an email to esa@s2p.fi. S2P certification reviews the application and, if it is formally correct, contacts the trainer in question and publishes the result of the peer review.

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6-day basic training for safety of play and sports areas organized by HAMKxxxx

Note: S2P does not evaluate the quality of the training, but only the technical content in the following categories: Maintenance, responsibilities, child development, standards, layout planning, management, risk assessment, making inspections.