Trees Shrubs and Hedges

  • Are the Trees Shrubs and Hedges:<br><br>a) Trimmed, pruned and/or cut to maintain healthy growth and so as to minimise:<br><br>I. the risk of crime and or vandalism;<br>II. the opportunity for storm wind damage;<br>III. risk of fire;<br>IV. the obstruction of roadways, pathways, car parks, street lighting etc.<br>

  • b) Are secure and safe;<br>c) Free from dead or dying branches;<br>

  • d) Minimise the build up of litter;<br>e) Free from disease and/or aphid infestation where technically and practically possible;<br>

  • f) Replaced as and when necessary to maintain appearance and originally planted standard.

  • g) Trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders shall be maintained to the Local Authority requirements.

Grassed Areas

  • Are the Grassed Areas:<br><br>a) Shall be of uniform appearance with no patches where technically and practically possible;<br>b) Edges shall be trimmed;;<br>c) Free from build up of fallen leaves, weeds and litter and excrement;<br>d) Shall be maintained to a uniform length applicable to its location

Flower Beds, Courtyards and Other Public Internal Areas

  • a) Fully stocked with an appropriate mix of annual, perennial and display plants to provide beds and displays throughout the year;<br>b) Free from build up of fallen leaves, weeds and litter;<br>c) Free from disease and/or aphid infestation where technically and practically possible.

Hospital Site Circulation Routes

Pavings and paths

  • a) Sound safe and even surface with no potholes or sinkings<br>b) Free from build up of standing water, ice, snow<br>c) Free from build up of fallen leaves, moss algae or interstitial weeds<br>d) Kerbs and edgings are sound<br>e) No loose kerbs or paving stones<br>f) Road markings are clear and complete<br>g) Free from graffiti and or vandalism<br>h) Provides provision for good disabled access such as the visually impaired and wheelchair users

Driveways, Roads and Carparks

  • a) Sound safe and even surface with no potholes or sinkings<br>b) Free from build up of standing water, ice, snow<br>c) Free from build up of fallen leaves, moss algae or interstitial weeds<br>d) Kerbs and edgings are sound<br>e) No loose kerbs or paving stones<br>f) Road markings are clear and complete<br>g) Free from graffiti and or vandalism<br>h) Provides provision for good disabled access such as the visually impaired and wheelchair users

Hard Standings

  • a) Sound safe and even surface with no potholes or sinkings<br>b) Free from build up of standing water, ice, snow<br>c) Free from build up of fallen leaves, moss algae or interstitial weeds<br>d) Kerbs and edgings are sound<br>e) No loose kerbs or paving stones<br>f) Road markings are clear and complete<br>g) Free from graffiti and or vandalism<br>h) Provides provision for good disabled access such as the visually impaired and wheelchair users

Entrances

  • a) Sound safe and even surface with no potholes or sinkings<br>b) Free from build up of standing water, ice, snow<br>c) Free from build up of fallen leaves, moss algae or interstitial weeds<br>d) Kerbs and edgings are sound<br>e) No loose kerbs or paving stones<br>f) Road markings are clear and complete<br>g) Free from graffiti and or vandalism<br>h) Provides provision for good disabled access such as the visually impaired and wheelchair users

External Furniture and structures

Guardrails and Copings

  • a) Sound secure safe and free from damage<br>b) Operating at their design performance where applicable<br>c) Free from build up of moss algae and/or interstitial weeds<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

Statues and Ornamental Features

  • a) Sound secure safe and free from damage<br>b) Operating at their design performance where applicable<br>c) Free from build up of moss algae and/or interstitial weeds<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

Bollards

  • a) Sound secure safe and free from damage<br>b) Operating at their design performance where applicable<br>c) Free from build up of moss algae and/or interstitial weeds<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

Seating

  • a) Sound secure safe and free from damage<br>b) Operating at their design performance where applicable<br>c) Free from build up of moss algae and/or interstitial weeds<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

Boundaries / Fences and Gates

  • a) Sound secure safe and free from damage<br>b) Operating at their design performance where applicable<br>c) Free from build up of moss algae and/or interstitial weeds<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

External Play/Recreation Areas

  • a) Safe secure<br>b) Suitable for disabled and elderly access<br>c) Accessible and easily observable by carers and staff<br>d) Free from graffiti and or vandalism

External Sign posting

  • a) Secure and sound<br>b) Be in appropriate locations<br>c) Highly visible, both day and night<br>d) Free from graffitti and or vandalism

Litter

  • a) Free from build up of litter including cigarette ends and chewing gum residue and any other organic debris<br>b) Litter Bins shall be emptied regularly to ensure that they are maintained at less than 75% capacity and free from malodour

Circulation Routes

  • Free from build up of ice and snow

  • Remain unobstructed and circulation routes are accessible for pedestrians and vehicle access

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