• 1. Have all previously reported defects been rectified?

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

  • Comments / Actions


  • 3. Is the site clear of litter and dangerous objects?

  • 4. Are the trees free from potential falling deadwood and other hazards ( e.g. Pointed or broken branches at eye height )?

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

  • Comments / Actions


  • 6. Is the main frame safe and secure?

  • 7. Are all moving parts in working order?

  • 8. Are seats and attachments in good condition?

  • 9. Are chains and shackles in good condition?

  • 10. Are all bolt in place and secure?

  • 11. Are posts treated/painted when necessary to prevent rotting or splintering?

  • Comments / Actions


  • 12. Is the main frame safe and secure?

  • 13. Is the sliding surface clear of obstructions?

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

  • 15. Are the surfaces free from rust, rotting and splintering?

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

  • Comments / Actions

Structures (including portable structures)

  • 18. Is the main frame safe and secure?

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

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

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

  • 22. Are all bolts in place and secure?

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

  • 24. Are chains and ropes secure and in good condition?

  • 25. Are all components in place (not missing)?

  • 26. Are frames maintaining shape (not distorted)?

  • 27. Are surfaces free from rust or not?

  • Comments / Actions


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

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

  • 30. Is the sand replaced or replenished when necessary?

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

  • 32. Is the sandpit covered when not in use?

  • Comments / Actions

Impact Absorbing Material

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

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

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

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

  • Comments / Actions

Grassed areas

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

  • Comments / Actions

Other potential risks

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

  • Comments / Actions

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