DAVE POTTER
  Playground Safety Consultant
Playground Inspector ~ Expert Witness ~ Author ~ Trainer ~ Risk Assessor ~ Play Consultant
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 CURRENTLY
Dave Potter - Playground Safety ConsultantSince 1993 freelance Play Consultant working for and with local authorities, solicitors, schools, commercial companies and national organisations, helping and advising on the provision and maintenance of safe and stimulating play areas for children, through playground inspection and consultancies, risk assessment and expert witness services.
 BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
I am a freelance specialist in the safety of play areas, play equipment and safety surfaces in public parks, schools and commercial premises
I undertake playground inspections, risk assessment, expert witness reports for playground accidents, play safety consultancies, play safety training and safety consultancies
I work with local authorities, schools and commercial companies advising on the provision and maintenance of safe and stimulating play areas for children. I provide solicitors and insurance companies with expert opinion on cause and liability of playground accidents
I train staff of local authorities and commercial organizations in playground inspection and risk assessment
I undertake playground safety consultancies
Community Mediator
 MAIN WORK EXPERIENCES:
Director of Play Wales, the National Play Organization for Wales
Regional Play Advisor to the National Playing Fields Association
Chairperson of the National Playbus Association
Playworker for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Play Services Management for Basildon New Town, and Portsmouth City Council
Community Mediator
 NATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
 PRESENT:
Law Society Register of Expert Witnesses.
Register of Playground Inspectors International (RPII).
Honorary Advisor to the National Playing Fields Association
 PAST:
National Play Safety Forum
Technical Standards Working Group for Playwork producing Occupational Standards for the National Vocational Qualification in Playwork
National Playing Fields Association working party producing National Playing Space Standards
davepotter@webmail1.co.uk
Telephone: 023 9283 9097
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