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.

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