Audit

Residence/Venue

House/Venue is more than 7 years old ( if no, evidence of building permits and certificate of occupancy is required to be scanned and attached)

All patios, pergolas and extensions are more than 7 years old ( if no, evidence of building permits and certificate of occupancy must be scanned and attached)

Is this house/venue a rental property, if so a letter of permission to operate a business from the property must be obtained from land lord or real estate.

Building Permit form given out, to be completed and collected

Front of House

House number is easily identifiable

Front door or security door is lockable, key is accessible if required

There are no obvious dangers present such as thorny or poisonous plants, slippery paths or steps, over hanging branches, tripping hazards or poor lighting at night ( please list if applicable)

Door bell or door knocker available to ensure parents or staff can be heard if they arrive

Front of house is clean, tidy and welcoming to families

There is safe parking for families

Fire And Emergency


Emergency Evacuation plans are at each exit

All emergency contact numbers known, are on emergency contact sheet

There is a fire blanket attached to a surface for easy access or an extinguisher close by

Visitors book is available


Emergency evacuation drills are practiced quarterly (3 venue and 1 offsite) discuss?

Children’s emergency management plans are located with the child’s enrolment as well as being accessible to emergency services if required (discuss)

All smoke alarms are tested and are working

Heating and cooling are adequate, well maintained and safe (please list heating and cooling options)

Laundry

Room is inaccessible ( how will this occur)?

Room safe and uncluttered if used

Poisons, chemicals, cleaning products, washing detergents etc inaccessible

Change table safe and safety strap used where provided

Power points used or covered and not overloaded

Curtain or blind cords are secured or up high and not a choking risk

Lounge/ Play Area 1

All equipment in the room is safe, meets Australian Standards, has instructions, is clean and fit for purpose (complete Equipment check)

Carpet and mats are not a tripping hazard

Curtain and blind cords are inaccessible or secured

There is easy exit in case of emergency

Bean bags are inaccessible to children

All sliding doors are wedged open or closed to avoid finger entrapment

All small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Power points are used or covered and not overloaded

All alcohol, cigarettes, matches etc are inaccessible to children

Bathroom and Toilet

Room is inaccessible ( how will this be done)?

There is individual hand towels or paper towel available for children to dry their hands

Electrical power points are away from basins or covered

Bathroom is clean and safe with no slippery surfaces

Hot taps are inaccessible to children or are set at a temperature of 50 degrees by a licensed plumber ( evidence must be on file)

Plugs are inaccessible to children to avoid drowning

All electrical equipment is inaccessible to children

All chemicals, medicines, sharps, cleaning products, perfumes, makeup etc is inaccessible to children

Extra Room

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedding set up, location and linen meets Red Nose guidelines

Small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Medicines, perfumes and cosmetics are inaccessible

Curtain and blind cords are secured and do not pose a strangulation risk

Sliding doors or wardrobes are wedged or protected to avoid finger entrapment or crushing

Windows are secure to avoid escape or falls

Power points are in use or covered and not overloaded

Kitchen and Dining

Room is inaccessible ( how will this occur?)

Microwave ovens are inaccessible to children or secured shut

Back burners are used when cooking with pot handles turned inwards

Food preparation areas are clean and free from unnecessary clutter

Chemicals, cleaning products and medicines are secured or inaccessible to children

Dishwashers are clean with no outstanding residue

There is easy exit in case of emergency

Plastic bags, plastic wrap or garbage bags are inaccessible to children or secured

Glass doors have decals at child’s height

Table cloths are removed or secured to avoid heavy or hot item being pulled off the table

Sharps including knives, scissors, graters, Vege peelers and skewers are secured or made inaccessible to children

Child sized table and chairs are available

If bin is accessible to children it is clean, lined and secured with a lid

Bedroom
Bedroom 1

Room is inaccessible ( how will this occur?)

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedding set up, location and linen meets Red Nose guidelines

Small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Medicines, perfumes and cosmetics are inaccessible

Curtain and blind cords are secured and do not pose a strangulation risk

Sliding doors or wardrobes are wedged or protected to avoid finger entrapment or crushing

Windows are secure to avoid escape or falls

Bedroom Adult

Room is inaccessible ( how will this occur)?

Ensuite is inaccessible ( how will this occur)?

Walk in wardrobe is inaccessible or safety checked for hazards

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedding set up, location and linen meets Red Nose guidelines

Small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Medicines, perfumes and cosmetics are inaccessible

Curtain and blind cords are secured and do not pose a strangulation risk

Sliding doors or wardrobes are wedged or protected to avoid finger entrapment or crushing

Windows are secure to avoid escape or falls

Bedroom 2

Room is inaccessible ( how will this occur)?

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedding set up, location and linen meets Red Nose guidelines

Small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Medicines, perfumes and cosmetics are inaccessible

Curtain and blind cords are secured and do not pose a strangulation risk

Sliding doors or wardrobes are wedged or protected to avoid finger entrapment or crushing

Windows are secure to avoid escape or falls

Hallway

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedroom 3

Room is inaccessible (how will this occur?)

Room is safe with minimal clutter

Power points are in use, covered and not overloaded

Bedding set up, location and linen meets Red Nose guidelines

Small items are inaccessible to children under 2

Medicines, perfumes and cosmetics are inaccessible

Curtain and blind cords are secured and do not pose a strangulation risk

Sliding doors or wardrobes are wedged or protected to avoid finger entrapment or crushing

Windows are secure to avoid escape or falls

Backyard

Yard is safe and free from danger

Fencing is secure with no exposed nails or large gaps

Air conditioner units are inaccessible to children to avoid finger entrapment

Power points are covered and not overloaded

Stairs more than 2 risers must have a handrail on at least one side. Stairs more than 2 mts wider must have a hand rail on both sides. A porch or patio more than 1 mtr high must have a non scaleable balustrade. No more than 100mm between verticals rails

Gates are secured to avoid escape or abduction

All garden sheds, garages or tool sheds are locked or made inaccessible

Ponds, water features or small water catchments are emptied or secured to avoid drowning

There is adequate shade available

Pools and spas have a current Certificate of Compliance

Gas bottles on BBQs or outdoor heaters are disconnected or secure

Trap doors are secured

Play equipment is free from rust and good repair, cubby house doors are removed or secured open

Large pots, bird baths or garden ornaments are secured or inaccessible to children

Sandpits are covered when not in use and are regularly dug over and refilled

Swing sets are secured to the ground to avoid tipping over

There are no poisonous plants, dangerous branches or snail bait present in the garden

Equipment over 500mm is on soft fall, thick grass or rubber matting (equipment over 1.2 mtrs is not allowed)

Trampolines are inaccessible to children during FDC hours

Pet faeces and cat litter is inaccessible to children

Bird cages are inaccessible to children

Outdoor blinds are at a safe height to avoid head injuries

Glass accessible outdoors is filmed, safety glass or a solid barrier

Hot water overflow is inaccessible to children

Pets

Reptiles including snakes are inaccessible to children without adult supervision and parent permission

Dogs and Cats are completely inaccessible to children

Pet bedding, food bowls, medication, blankets, brushes etc is inaccessible

Small animals accessed by children as part of a program, should be clean and healthy and accompanied by a risk assessment and strong hygiene practices

First Aid and EMP

First Aid Kit List is given and completed before check is complete (photograph list of first aid items and expiry dates are attached)

Blood spills procedure given out

Emergency Evacuation Kit discussed and list given and completed before sign off. (Photograph of list with expiry dates to be attached)

Inaccessible Rooms in the House

Please list what areas are inaccessible and how this occurs

Glass

All glass below 1mt in homes is safety filmed, safety glass or covered by a solid barrier. (Evidence must be on file)

All furniture including but not limited to tables, tv cabinets, internal doors and display cabinets are safety glass, safety filmed or covered by a solid barrier

Guns and other weapons

Any guns, ammunition, bows and arrows, swords or other large knives or weapons are inaccessible ( if on the property please list what and where and any licence or registration details)

Sleeping and Red Nose Guidelines

Children over 18mths are transitioning from cots to mattreses

Mattress is firm and right size for cots

There is no additional mattress added to porta cot

Cots are firm and not rickety with all clips working

Cots are safe with no loose screws, rods, horizontal bars or climbable decorations

No bumpers, heavy blankets, toys, bottles, door as, quilts, lambs wool etc in cots

Children are encouraged to sleep on their back - bedclothes tucked tightly - sleeping bags have arm holes

Children are not overheated, top layer removed, no bibs, hoods or dummies on long ribbons

Cots are made up following Red Nose guidelines

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.