Page 1: Initial questions

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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

Trees

  • 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

Tyres

  • 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

Other

  • Any further comments or observations

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