Safety experts in Birmingham have been called upon to cut the number of children injured in playground accidents on the other side of the world.
Play facility inspectors in Australia and New Zealand are to be trained by personnel from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Bristol Road, Selly Oak.
The organisation has signed an agreement with the University of Technology Sydney to bring safety enforcers in the two country up to RoSPA standards.
David Yearley, RoSPA's play safety manager, said: "Australia and New Zealand do not have an internationally recognised standard for playground inspection and inspectors. The injury rate on their playgrounds is 500 to 700 per cent higher than countries such as the UK where RoSPA has been training and accrediting inspectors for many years."
Until now playground facilities "down under" have gone unchecked for safety.
The partnership means they will be examined and certified to an internationally recognised standard.