Page 1: Initial questions

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location

Page 2: Main checklist

Under surfacing

  • Abundant loose material, at least 300mm deep, under play equipment over 500mm in height and also in sports pits

  • No foreign objects or encroaching grass

General area

  • Area is free from loose stones, gravel and trip hazards


  • Play area is free from tree branches at eye level and from exposed tree roots

Ropes and nets

  • In good order, no evidence of fraying or rotting


  • Clean with clear drain holes and painted white inside

  • No exposed wires

  • Connections secure and free from protrusions

  • Free from insect and spider infestation

  • Secured to prevent falling

  • Equipment is stable and free from movement

Fixed timber equipment

  • No weathered or cracked timber which can trap or pinch fingers

  • No protrusions, splinters, nails, bolts, screws

  • Handrails adequate with infill panels to prevent falls

  • Free from insect and spider infestation

  • No evidence of wood rot

Fixed steel equipment

  • Stable and well anchored

  • Welds clean, no fractures or cracks

  • No protrusions, rusty surfaces, sharp sheet metal

  • Chains in good condition, no wear or sharp points

  • Bearings on swings in good condition


  • Any further comments or observations

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. Any ratings or scores displayed in our Public Library have not been verified by SafetyCulture for accuracy. Users of our platform may provide a rating or score that is incorrect or misleading. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances. You can use our Public Library to search based on criteria such as industry and subject matter. Search results are based on their relevance to your search and other criteria. We may feature checklists based on subject matters we think may be of interest to our customers.