Playground Equipment

Previous Inspections

  • Outstanding issues have been action-end?

  • Has the last inspection been reviewed?

Playground Inspection Details

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

  • Is the site clear of litter and dangerous objects?

  • Are all moving parts in working order?

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

  • Are all the bolts and fixings sitting flush (not protruding)?

  • Are all the bolts in place and secure?

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

  • Are chains and ropes secure and in good condition?

  • Are all components in place (none missing)?

  • Are frames maintaining shape (not distorted)?

  • Are seats and attachments in good condition?

  • Are surfaces free from rust?

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

  • Is the floor/surface areas in good condition (free of cracks, holes)?

  • Is the playing ground free of any trip hazards?

  • Comments / Actions

Playground Sandpit

  • Is the sandpit regularly raked, 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 the borders free of splinters, exposed nails or pins?

  • Is the sandpit covered when not in use?

  • Comments / Actions

Playground House

  • Is the house in good condition

  • Is the house free form any potential snags or splintering of the wood?

  • Are the surface areas around the house hazard free and safe for children to use?

Playground Grassed Areas and Gardening

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

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

  • Is the willow arch trimmed appropriately and kept safe for children to walk through?

  • Comments / Actions

Other Potential Risks

  • Is the play equipment and area free of spiders or other dangerous insects/animals?

  • Comments / Actions

General Observations / Comments

  • Any further general observations / comments

  • Please take photos of any unsatisfactory play equipment or issues.

  • Comments / Actions

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