Managing Risk and Liability in Parks, Playgrounds, and Open Spaces in Municipalities
After participating in this course you will be able to:
- Understand the legal framework
- Better assess your municipality’s procedures
- Improve your practices
- Consider new methods of risk assessment
- Plan ahead for new challenges
The liability of municipal corporations for their parks, playgrounds and open spaces is a broad area of concern, yet when understood from a practical level, manageable and readily approached.
This course provides staff and management with a comprehensive overview of how and why municipalities are sued for accidents or injuries on public property, with real life case examples. The interplay between legal and political imperatives is explained in A straight-forward manner. The importance of record keeping and clear objectives is emphasized.
- Origins of Tort Law and the neighbor principle
- Common law and statutory duties
- The municipality as occupier
- Specifics of the Occupiers Liability Act
- Recreational trails
- Overview of the CSA standard
- General issues
- Record keeping
- Case studies
Who should attend:
Staff and Management in various public sectors including Parks and Recreation • Facility Managers • Others involved in Public Land/Building Management
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
- Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.
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