Interim Fire safety inspection checklist

  • Extinguishers in place

  • Fire exits marked and clear

  • Crash bar/key box fitted

  • Fire alarm tested weekly

  • Can fire alarm be heard by all staff

  • Fire Notices prominently displayed

  • notices in good condition

  • Health and safety arrangements displayed

  • Are they the latest issue

  • Fire blankets in place kitchens/science ect

  • Are all waste bin areas cleared regularly

  • Any evidence of smoking in building

  • staff identified in the use of evac chair

  • STORAGE AREAS

  • Access/Egress clear to emergency vehicles

  • Are Combustible materials correctly stored

  • Lighting Adequate

  • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Is all portable equipment within test date

  • Is it visually in good condition

  • Are flexible cables positioned safely

  • STAIRWELLS AND CORRIDORS

  • Lighting adequate and in good condition

  • Fire doors in closed position

  • Fire doors not obstructed

  • Fire doors visually in good condition

  • Vision panels not obstructed

  • Fire doors fit fully into there rebates

  • FIRE PREVENTION

  • Are there any areas were combustible materials accumulate near to heat sources

  • Are displays in main corridors or suspended managed so as not to create a fire risk

  • Have the actions from the fire risk assessment been implemented

Playground Equipment operational assessment

  • Is the area around the play equipment clean, free of litter and glass removed

  • Are the gates in good condition (if applicable) with all parts intact and open and close properly

  • Is the fencing surrounding the play equipment in good condition

  • Is the signage securely fixed and legible

  • Is the grass around the play equipment in good condition so as to prevent any slips or trip hazards

  • Are all parts on the play equipment secure with no excessive movement between them that could lead to entrapment

  • Are any consumable items on the play equipment missing or damaged, protruding and loose or with excessive wear

  • Is all the timber, ropes, chains, metal, rubber, and plastic parts on the equipment in good condition and free of decay or splits

  • do any of the bolts protrude without covers

  • Is the safer surfacing compacted, free of damage, puddles or any sharp objects or contaminants

  • Are all structures and equipment sound and secure and has a weight bearing exercise been carried out

  • has any garden equipment ie picnic tables or any other items been added to the play area that could create further hazards

  • Have any ponds or water features been tested under the water management regime

  • Are there sufficient precautions surrounding water areas to prevent falls, drownings or any other injuries

  • Are any rocks and boulders stable and secure, free from moss and algae and have 1/2 metre space from equipment

  • are all steps, ramps and guard rails visible maintained and in general good condition

  • Are any foundations exposed loose or cracked

  • the above list is not exhaustive and note here any further local hazards

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