Administration

  • Have all previously reported defects been rectified?

  • Have incident records and the hazard register been reviewed to identify hazards?

  • Comments / Actions

Site

  • Is the site clear of litter and dangerous objects?

  • Are trees free from potential falling deadwood and other hazards ( eg. pointed or broken branches at eye height)?

  • Is access to the site in good condition and clear of obstruction?

  • Comments / Actions

Swings

  • Is the frame safe and secure?

  • Are all moving parts in working order?

  • Are seats and attachments in good condition?

  • Are chains and shackles in good condition?

  • Are bolts in place and secure?

  • Are posts treated/ painted when necessary to prevent rotting or splitting?

  • Comments / Actions

Slides

  • Is the main frame safe and secure?

  • Is the sliding surface clear of obstructions?

  • Is the sliding surface secure and free of gaps from side rails?

  • Are the surfaces free from rust, rotting or splintering?

  • Is the gel-coat surface of the fibreglass slides intact and free from glass fibre protrusions?

  • Are surfaces treated for rust or splintering, when necessary?

  • Comments / Actions

Structures ( including portable structures)

  • Is the main frame safe and secure?

  • Are timber posts sound and free of large structural cracks and splinters?

  • Are timber floors and palings stable and free of large cracks and splinters?

  • Are nail heads flush with timber (not protruding)?

  • Are bolts in place and secure?

  • Are all joints and connections firm (not loose)?

  • Are all chains and ropes secure and in goods condition?

  • Are all components in place (none missing)?

  • Are frames maintaining shape (not distorted)?

  • Are surfaces free from rust or rot?

  • Comments / Actions

Sandpit

  • Is the sandpit regularly racked, weeded and checked for dangerous objects (i.e. daily)?

  • Is the sandpit regularly checked and appropriately treated for animal fouling (e.g. fouling and surrounding sand removed. If large/dispersed, replacement of sand)?

  • Is the sand replaced or replenished when necessary?

  • Are borders free of splinters, exposed nails and pins?

  • Is the sandpit covered when not in use?

  • Comments / Actions

Impact Absorbing Material

  • Is the material loosened and levelled with rake and cleared of objects to prevent compaction?

  • Is material that gathers under platforms and other structures removed and spread to main areas of impact?

  • Is the material maintained to recommended compacted depth depending on fall height? ( minimum compacted depth of 300mm - refer KidSafe resources for more detail)

  • Are borders free of splinters, exposed nails and pins?

  • Comments / Actions

Grassed Areas

  • Is the grassed well maintained ( does not need mowing, reseeding or other care)?

  • Comments / Actions

Other potential risks

  • Are tyres and other areas free of spiders or other dangerous insects/animals?

  • Comments / Actions

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