Fire safety and emergency response

  • Evacuation routes are prominently displayed in room or nearby.

  • Doorways, walkways and evacuation exits are kept clear and at least 600mm wide.

  • EXIT signs are in the "Running Man" format.

  • Fire Extinguishers/Fire Hoses are easily accessible in an emergency.

  • Fire Equipment has been tested within the last 6 months.

  • External exit doors can be opened from the inside without a key.

  • A Fire Blanket is available for kitchen areas.

  • Smoke alarms are in place.

  • Evacuation and Lockdown instructions displayed in room.

First Aid Equipment

  • A First Aid kit is available and adequately stocked.

  • A First Aid kit sign clearly designates the location of the First Aid kit.

  • A mobile First Aid kit is available for outdoor emergencies.

Rooms

  • Rooms are clean and tidy.

  • There is adequate lighting in the room and the air temperature is comfortable?

  • There is sufficient space for staff to navigate safely.

  • Walls and ceilings are in safe and good condition.

  • There are NO rugs or carpets with upturned edges that are a trip hazard

  • There are no items placed in a position that could fall and cause injury?

  • There are no sharp knives present or scissors that are not suitable for children?

  • Door handles are out of reach to small children .

  • There is adequate ventilation.

  • The lighting is adequate for staff and children.

  • A working fridge is available to store food and drinks?

  • There are no indoor WATER hazards

  • The room temperature is comfortable

Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings

  • Furniture is in good condition and has no sharp edges.

  • All furniture and fixtures meet Australian Childcare standards.

  • Light fittings and ceiling fans are in good working order.

  • Any stepladders have a max weight load of > 120 kg and meet Australian Standards.

  • Hanging displays are not hazardous.

  • All cupboard doors and drawers have a childproof lock.

Electrical

  • All unused power points have an Outlet Protector inserted.

  • Electrical equipment has been tested and tagged within past 12 months.

  • Power boards are not overloaded and no use of double adaptors.

  • All areas have Residual Current Device protection.

  • There are no power extension cords that could be a trip hazard

Storage

  • Free standing shelves/cupboards are secured to a wall to ensure stability.

  • Electronic equipment and learning resources are stored safely.

  • Storage methods are used that will eliminate or minimise accidents (heavy objects stored between mid-thigh and shoulder height).

Hazardous Substances

  • There are NO unmarked spray bottles?

  • Hazardous substances are stored and labelled appropriately.

  • Current (within 5 years) material safety data sheets are readily available for hazardous substances.

General

  • Any Sink areas are clean and in good working order with no leaks.

  • No signs of vermin have been identified.

  • No noise hazards evident.

  • Animal Cages or Fish Tanks are clean and in good condition.

  • A landline telephone is available at the Centre to call emergency services.

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