Fire Safety and Emergency Response

Evacuation alarms are audible in all areas of the yard.


Outside power points, lights and switches are in good working order.

Electrical connections on water coolers are tested and in good condition.

Water coolers are connected to an RCD at the switchboard.


All pathways/walkways are free of irregularities, obstacles or overhangs that can cause accidents.

Trees have been inspected for safety.

The yard is adequately drained (no water pools on walkways, lawn or hard play areas).

Signs, speed bumps and fences are in place to control the use of vehicles.

All lawn areas are free of pot holes and exposed sprinkler points.

Permanent sprinkler and tap risers are clearly marked. (E.g. With yellow paint)

Fences and gates are in good condition.

All ramps and steps have handrails in good condition where necessary.

All transportable buildings have skirting to prevent the accumulation of rubbish and prevent access where necessary.

Grounds are free of old equipment, rubbish and unwanted materials.

Star pickets are guarded with appropriate capping and only used temporarily.

All hard sports surfaces are in good order. (Free from holes, cracks)

All portable goals are secure to prevent them from falling over.

All goal posts are in good condition.

All outside benches, tables or other furniture are in good condition (secure, splinter free etc)

Retaining walls are safe and in good condition.

Outside drinking toughs/taps are in good condition.

Gutters and down pipes are clear.

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.