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  • Weather conditions on inspection

  • Is the area free from acts of vandalism?

  • Hygiene - Is the area free from broken glass, dog or human excreta, condoms & syringes? (especially Sandpits)

  • Are surrounding trees healthy and free from dead wood which may fall?

  • Is the area free from fallen tree limbs on the ground?

  • Are seats in good condition, sturdy and free from damage?

  • Are sprinklers free from damage and appear in good working order?

  • Is the fence and boundary appropriate and free from damage?

  • Is the playground area free from water pooling and lying in areas for excessive periods?


  • Are posts and foundations firm?

  • Are posts and foundations have 300mm softfall cover?

  • Are nuts, bolts, screws, clamps and other fittings securely fastened and "S" hooks closed?

  • Is the equipment free from protruding nuts, bolts and nails?

  • Are the welds on the equipment in good condition and free from cracks?

  • Are cables, tyres and seats free from protrusions?

  • Is equipment free from splintering wood, or fibreglass (especially sliding surfaces)?

  • Are steps and ladders and other means of access to equipment safe and free from damage?

  • Are handrails sturdy?

  • Is the equipment safe and free from missing floor boards and planks?

  • Are cables and other ropework free from knotting, splicing and lashing?

  • Are chain covers in good condition and free from rust beneath?

  • Are sliding surfaces undamaged and free from burning and/or cracking?

  • Are the swing seats in condition or show sign of bad cracking?

  • Are all structures clear of obstructions (tunnels etc)?

  • Are all structure and surfaces clear of sharp edges?

  • Is the area free from acts of vandalism?

  • Do all moving items move freely on their bearings (swings, rotating equipment)?

  • Have all metal components been checked for wear and corrosion (including springs)?

  • Is softfall material provided?

  • Is the softfall level 150mm deep for fall heights up to 1.5m?

  • Is softfall level at 250mm - 300mm for fall heights greater than 1.5m?

  • Is softfall level extended pass the arc point of swings 1700mm.

  • Is there 350mm clearance between the swing seat and softfall

  • Please take photos of any unsatisfactory equipment or issue.

Extra Comments

  • Comments?

  • To be signed by Officer once Inspection completed.

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