• Date

  • Person Reporting

Outside

  • Swings: Ropes- frayed ends or sections

  • Swings: Bolts- loose, metal fatigue, rust

  • Swings: Clips- Secure

  • Swings: Tyres-no worn parts

  • Swings: Safety Surface appropriate

  • Swings: No finger or head entrapment hazards

  • Slide: Is their appropriate safety surfacing?

  • Slide: Is ladder safe?

  • Slide: Is slide itself free of sharp edges, protrusions, wear and tear?

  • Slide: Is platform safe?

  • Slide: No finger or head entrapment hazards

  • Sandpit: Condition of sand- depth, odour

  • Sandpit: Edgings- intact, containing the sand

  • Sandpit: Sun Cover- appropriate

  • Sandpit: Post- secure

  • Sandpit: Drainage- adequate

  • Sandpit: Sand play equipment safe- cracks, rust, chips

  • Water: Water trough is stable, not leaking or easily moved

  • Water: Water play equipment is safe

  • Water: Hose Reel- easily operated, no leaks

  • Carpentry: Table - vices working

  • Carpentry: Tools- stored securely

  • Moveable Equipment: Trolleys- wheels, handles safe, no entrapment hazards

  • Moveable Equipment: Ladders- can be secured, no entrapment hazards

  • Moveable Equipment: Plants- cleats secured, no cracks or splinters

  • Moveable Equipment: Play/climbing boxes- structure is sound, water not pooling inside

  • Moveable Equipment: Cable reels- structure sound, no bolts protruding

  • Moveable Equipment: Placement- mobile equipment is placed with correct safe fall zones on safety surfacing, no finger or head entrapment hazards

  • Moveable Equipment: Ropes, cords, pulleys (or toys that include a rope or cord) are secured stored and accessible to children only when being supervised

  • Other equipment: Bikes, trikes, scooters- safe condition and used or supervised appropriately

  • Other equipment: Climbing equipment etc- safe condition and clear procedures for use and supervision, no finger or head entrapment hazards

  • Rubbish: Removed when needed

  • Rubbish: Stored away from children's play areas

  • Footpaths: Even surfaces, no cracks or gaps, good drainage

  • Grass: Even surfaces, no cavities or gaps, good drainages

  • Bark chips: required depth

  • Bark chips: turned as required

  • Bark chips: no foreign objects

  • Fences: adequate height

  • Fences: secure all around

  • Fences: no wire protrusions

  • Gates: Childproof

  • Gardens: poisonous plants

  • Gardens: Trees and low hanging branches- maintained and assessed by qualified professionals when required

  • Gardens: animal droppings

  • Gardens: no bodies of water

  • Building Exterior: structure stable, no protruding nails

  • Building Exterior: windows safe and intact, no broken glass

  • Shed: Secure from children

  • Shed: tools stored securely

  • Shed: Equipment stored safely- not likely to fall on anyone

  • Other: no vandalism, dangerous or foreign objects (eg broken glass)

Inside

  • Floors: free of trip, slip, fall hazard

  • Floors: free of protrusions, power plugs, nails etc

  • Exits: emergency exits clearly marked

  • Exits: exits not blocked, locked

  • Passages: at least 850mm wide (NZ building code)

  • Lighting: light fittings are safely secured to walls

  • Lighting: light fittings clean and covered

  • Lighting: Emergency or security lighting is operational

  • Heating: nothing on or near heaters that is flammable

  • Ventilation: All areas have good ventilation

  • Noise: acceptable noise levels when children are inside

  • Noise: acceptable noise levels for staff in the office

  • Rubbish Disposal: bins are not obstructing movement around preschool

  • Rubbish Disposal: bins are regularly emptied and cleaned

  • Rubbish Disposal: Sharps or body fluids disposed of safely

  • Office: no cords across floors

  • Office: no unrestrained high storage areas

  • Office: correct ergonomics for desk and seating

  • Stacking/Storage: passages unobstructed

  • Stacking/Storage: furniture secured against earthquakes

  • Stacking/Storage: no unsafe items at high levels

  • Stacking/Storage: no shelves overloaded

  • Stacking/Storage: Items stored out of child reach where necessary

  • Stacking/Storage: earthquake restraints where necessary (eg fish tanks, stereo, microwave)

  • Electricity: no bare, broken or worn wire or cables

  • Electricity: no overloaded sockets

  • Electricity: safety caps in all unused sockets

  • Electricity: portable appliances have a current test certificate

  • Electricity: RCD's used outside where necessary

  • Electricity: no dangling or trailing power cords

  • Emergency: Emergency alarms working

  • Emergency: Smoke detectors working

  • Fire protection: Extinguishers available-staff know how to use them

  • Fire protection: Hoses available-staff know how to use them

  • Fire protection: Clear access to equipment

  • Fire protection: Drills carried out regularly and record kept

  • First Aid: Located and locked as required

  • First Aid: stocked as required

  • First Aid: Medicines stored appropriately and securely. Kept separate from First Aid

  • Equipment: PC's safely located and correctly installed

  • Equipment: Photocopies/printers adequately ventilated

  • Equipment: Telephone operational

  • Equipment: Guillotines etc stored and used safely

  • Substances: Cleaning fluids safely stored

  • Substances: Kitchen and laundry items stored safely

  • Substances: Any other chemicals stored safely

  • Kitchen: Child-proof gate operational

  • Kitchen: knives and other implements out of reach of children

  • Kitchen: Oven and fridge childproof, stoveguard

  • Kitchen: Cups/plates in good condition-no cracks or chips

  • Kitchen: hygiene practices for children's drinking water

  • Kitchen/Laundry: no dangling or trailing cords

  • Kitchen: rubbish bin secured with a lid, regularly emptied and cleaned

  • Laundry: Door locked when not in use

  • Water: Hot water temperature is 65 degrees

  • Toilets: Clean and tidy

  • Toilets: All fittings secure

  • Toilets: Floor clean and dry

  • Toilets: water at correct temperature

  • Toilets: Appropriate disposal of nappies

  • Toilets: Nappy changing facilities are appropriate and secure

  • Toilets: Mirrors safe

  • Furniture: Well maintained and in working order

  • Furniture: no protrusions- rounded table edges

  • Furniture: Earthquake restraints where necessary

  • Earthquake: are furniture and fittings resecured whenever layout is changed

  • Earthquake: pictures or wall displays secured

  • Play: Family play area

  • Equipment: Resources safe and well maintained

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