Inspection Checklist

1. Inspection Item - Basketball/Netball Courts and Equipment

  • 1.1 Is the equipment frame stable and free from movement

  • 1.2 Is the equipment free from damage, rust and corrosion, or split wood

  • 1.3 Protective coats/paint and equipment surfaces are free from damage and wear (eg no peeling paint)

  • 1.4 Bolts, nuts, screws and fastening pins are in place and secure flush with surround surface.

  • 1.5 Is the backboard fixed to galvanised steel post (Do not fix basketball ring and backboards to brickwork)

  • 1.6 Is the play space area free from loose stones or gravel and other trip Hazards

  • 1.7 Are there shade structures or tress offering shade over the playground area

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall Condition rating Basketball Equipment

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall Condition Rating Netball Equipment

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes.

2. Playground - Structural and Mechanical (Slide, Climbing)

  • 2.1 Is Equipment free from damage, rust and corrosion, or split wood

  • 2.2 Protective coats/paint and equipment surfaces are free from damage and wear

  • 2.3 Rails, bolts, and other protruding sharp objects are covered with end caps (including tube and pipe ends)

  • 2.4 Bolts, nuts, screws and fastening pins are in place and secure flush with surround surface

  • 2.5 Handrails and steps are free from damage and are slip resistant

  • 2.6 Is the border free from sharp edges and trip hazards

  • 2.7 Is the maximum fall height under 2.5 meters for primary schools

  • 2.8 Has allowance been made for at least 2.5m clearance around the equipment

  • 2.9 Are all concrete footings covered by earth to a depth of at least 200 mm

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall Condition Rating Playground Equipment

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes

3. Impact Absorbing Surfaces

  • 3.1 Impact absorbing materials is present underneath equipment where there is a potential fall height minimum of 250mm

  • 3.2 Impact absorbing material is equally distributed underneath equipment

  • 3.3 Rubber/Synthetic Pads or tiles are in good condition and have not separated from the base layer and do not have any embedded foreign objects

  • 3.4 Loose impact absorbing material (eg bark or mulch) is free from sharp edges

  • 3.5 Borders around the impact absorbing surfaces are in good condition

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall rating impact absorbing surfaces

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes

4. Sand Pits

  • 4.1 Sandpits are clean and free from foreign objects and animal waste

  • 4.2 Sandpit boarders are in good condition, free from splinters, exposed nails, and pins.

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall rating Sand Pits

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes

5. Shade said or Structure

  • 5.1 Shade sail is free from rips, holes, or tears

  • 5.2 Structural Components are free from rust, damage and corrosion

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall rating Shade Sail or Structure

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes

6. Football and Soccer Posts

  • 6.1 The Football and Soccer poles are in good condition and free from damage, rust and corrosion

  • 6.2 Protective coats/paint and equipment surfaces are free from damage and wear

  • 6.3 Bolts, nuts, screws and fastening pins are in place and secure

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall rating Football Posts

  • Condition Assessment Rating Number - Overall rating Soccer Posts

  • Actions and comments to be listed in Notes

Certification of Completed Inspection

  • Signature

  • Date and Time of completed Inspection

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