Audit

Car park and outside entry area

Is the car park free of broken glass and general rubbish?

Are the common walk ways free of trip hazards including potholes?

Is gate, fences or signage free from damage?

Has the garden been maintained this month? For example removal of weeds and mowing.

Is the lighting adequate for early morning/late evening pick ups during winter?

Centre entry/foyer

is the area free of any trip, or slip hazards?

Is there access to safety information for parents such as brochures or flyers?

Is there adequate lighting?

Is the door locking security button functioning?

Sign in register is being used correctly? (You may need to sample a few names)

Are emergency exit signs illuminated?

Is the exit clear?

Is the switchboard cupboard locked?

Do the electrical points have child protection devices installed?

Are contractors being signed in correctly? Check paper work.

Is there a mat provided for drying shoes?

Reception and office area

Is the entry and exit clear?

Is the testing and tagging current for all electrical leads?

Have the electrical cords under the desk been cable tied to reduce tripping hazard?

Is the area free of unnecessary trip hazards?

Do the office staff have access to ergonomic information?

Is the plaster of the walls in good condition? Free of cracks or holes as plaster can be hazardous when damaged

It's the keypad working on the door to he hallway?

Is the office tidy and the books and folders stored neatly?

Are staff training and induction records available and up to date?

Is the furniture and equipment adequate and in good working order?

Access to ohs information including emergency manuals?

Consulting rooms

Clean and free of trip hazards?

All leads tested and tagged?

Is there a high risk for manual handling?

Are the walls free of damage?

Staff room

Is the room free of trip hazards? Such as handbags on the floor.

Is the seating in good condition?

Ohs notice board has names of ohs personnel?

Access to ohs information sign?

Work cover if you are injured sign?

YMCA health and safety guidelines document?

Issue resolution information?

Ohs committee meeting minutes?

Upcoming meeting and training dates?

List of qualified first aid staff?

Emergency phone numbers?

EAP details?

Latest staff news letter?

Ohs policy poster?

Access to hazard ID forms?

Are the walls free of damage?

Kitchens

Entry and walkways a free from trip hazards?

Fire extinguishers available and tagged?

Fire blanket available?

Hand washing information available?

Hand washing tap is on a sensor?

Children's allergy information available?

Are staff lifting correctly? (Avoiding twisting the back and holding objects at a distance)

Are all leads tested and tagged?

Are the floors and benches clean?

Are all chemicals labelled?

Wet floor signs available?

Food appropriately stored?

Cooking equipment is clean?

Rubbish bins are emptied regularly?

Floor mats clean both on top and under?

Access to firs aid?

Emergency exit plan displayed?

Floors free of oil and grease?

Exhaust fans clean?

Cook using correct manual handling techniques when using dish washer?

OHSC

Are the emergency exit signs clearly visible?

Are the emergency exits clear?

Emergency evacuation map on display?

Is the storage area clean and tidy?

Are staff lifting correctly? (Avoiding twisting the back and holding objects at a distance)

Are the emergency exit signs clearly visible?

Is the exit And entry clear?

Is there a supervision plan in place?

Do the staff understand the supervision plan?

Are the chemical spray bottles labelled and out of reach from children?

Is the first aid equipment available and stocked?

Do the staff have access to hi vis vests for transporting kids?

Does the room lay out allow clear walkways?

Is the rubbish bin being emptied regularly?

Room is free from staff medication?

Is there a wet floor sign available?

Are toys and surfaces being washed regularly?

Staff are not drinking hot drinks in the room?

Are the walls free of damage?

Fire extinguishers available?

Baby room

Is the exit signs clearly visible?

Are the entry and exits clear?

Emergency evacuation sign available?

Staff are not drinking hot drinks in the room?

Access to first aid in the room?

Are the chemical spray bottles labelled and out of reach from children?

Do all cots have functioning wheels?

Toilets are clean and free from slip and trip hazards?

Nappy change area has an adequate amount of hand washing products?

Have the bathroom and baby room been cleaned to an acceptable standard?

Are toys being picked up on a regular basis to reduce trips and falls?

Are staff lifting correctly? (Avoiding twisting the back and holding objects at a distance)

Soiled nappies are being disposed of correctly?

Is the furniture and equipment in working order?

Is hand washing information available?

Are soiled clothing being put into plastic bags?

Have staff cleaned the bathrooms safely? Eg wet floor signs and gloves.

Is children's allergy informations availavble?

Are staff using adult chairs?

Are staff supervising effectively?

Do the power points have safety plugs installed?

Child care rooms

Are the exits signs clearly visible?

Are the entry and exits clear?

Are the chemical spray bottles labelled and out of reach from children?

Staff are not drinking hot drinks in the room?

Do the power points have safety plugs installed?

All electrical leads are tagged?

Are the walls free of damage?

Is all furniture free hazards and in good working order?

Is all equipment free of hazards and in working order?

Are staff using adult chairs?

Are staff using correct manual handling techniques? ( also not lifting children that can walk unless required)

Are the change stairs in good working order?

Are staff supervising effectively?

Are the bathrooms clean and free from slip and trip hazards?

Wet floor signs available?

Is hand washing information available in the bathrooms?

Are toys being picked up on a regular basis to reduce trips and falls?

Bins are being emptied regularly?

Heavy items and appliances cannot be knocked or pulled off benches and strike children?

Access to first aid equipment?

Sun smart info available?

Staff medication is kept out of the room?

Is children's allergy information available?

Laundry and chemical storage

Is the door locked?

Is the entry clear?

Are all chemicals labelled?

Is PPE available? Gloves, mask, glasses?

All electrical leads tagged? Incl washer,dryer and vacuum.

Is the dryer lint catcher being cleaned regularly to prevent fire?

Is the area free of slip trip and fall hazards?

Are all appliances in working order?

Are staff lifting correctly? (Avoiding twisting the back and holding objects at a distance)

Are the mops being used as per colour code?

Storage room

Is the entry clear?

Are heavier items stored at waist height to prevent injury?

Chemicals labelled?h

Hallway

Clear walkway?

Hand wash available outside doors?

Playground

Is the entry and exits clearly marked and visible?

Is the playground entry and exit points clear?

Emergency evacuation map on display?

Sharp objects removed or contolled? Eg. Iron veggie patch

Have trip hazards near paths been eliminated?

Are staff carrying kids through the playground?

Is the privacy screening in good condition?

Are bins available and being emptied regularly?

Is the shade adequate?

Are trip hazards being controlled (toys)?

Is there first aid kits available for playground injuries?

Sunscreen available?

Outdoor electrical points have safety plugs installed?

Animals secure and hutch free from hazards to kids?

Staff are supervising effectively?

Do you have cones available for isolating hazards?

General safety requirements

Have the first aid kits been checked using the first aid check list?

Is there an emergency back pack located in the shed with keys to the playground exits available?

Is the emergency mobile phone charged and has credit?

Have this months incidents been investigated and the report uploaded to ynet?

Have the required actions from the incident investigation been implemented?

Hazard identification forms have been offered to staff?

Have the hazards identified been communicated to the centre director?

Has the hazard identification white board been updated?

Are the OHSMS actions up to date?

Was OHS on the agenda for the staff meeting, and did the Hso present information?

Has the monthly safety focus poster been updated for every room?

Has the ohs notice board been updated?

Are the fire extinguishers in date? Must be tagged every 6 months

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.