Audit

Irrigated Grassed Areas

All areas are flat, smooth and of uniform appearance with no bare patches over 2 square meters and the total of all bare areas must not constitute more than 5% of the total grassed area.

All edges are trimmed.

All areas are free from weed infestation.

Grass is maintained to a uniform length of between 20mm and 50mm and between 50mm and 60mm in semi-cultivated areas.

Irrigated grassed areas are otherwise of an aesthetically pleasing appearance that cannot reasonably be considered detrimental to the School Activities or School Third Party Use.

Non-Irrigated Grassed Areas

Soil treatment is undertaken to maintain healthy growth.

All areas are of uniform appearance with no significant bare patches, having regard to environmental conditions.

All edges are trimmed.

All areas are free from significant weed infestation.

Grass is maintained to a uniform length of between 20mm and 50mm and between 50mm and 60mm in semi-cultivated areas.

Artificial Grass and Synthetic Surfaces

Free from standing water.

Reasonably free from fallen leaves, moss algae, or interstitial weeds.

Free from graffiti and vandalism.

Maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations.

Fully fixed to the floor or substrate (as applicable).

Maintained in such a way as to ensure that all joints within any artificial grass and synthetic surfaces and transitions between different materials do not cause a health or safety hazard.

Free from tears, scoring, cracks, or any other damage that is unsightly or could cause a health or safety hazard.

Of a consistent appearance and free from visible patches and from all but minor surface blemishes and minor wear and tear.

Maintained in such a way as to provide a suitable uniform surface, with minimal resistance, for wheeled trolleys, wheel chairs, and other wheeled vehicle or equipment in use at the School Facility.

Allow adequate drainage.

Flower and Garden Beds

Are fully stocked with an appropriate mix of plants in accordance with requirements of Schedule 26 (Design Brief) of the Project Deed.

Free from weeds.

Mulch depth is maintained at no less than 100mm to all flower and garden beds.

All plants are free from disease and infestation.

All plants are replaced as and when. necessary to maintain appearance.

Trees, Shrubs, and Hedges

Trimmed, pruned, and cut to maintain. healthy growth and form so as to minimise:
 The risk of crime and vandalism.
 The likelihood of storm and wind damage.
 Obstruction to CCTV sightlines, signage, and lighting.
 The risk of fire.

Visibly free from dead or dying branches.

Free from disease and infestation.

Replaced as and when necessary to maintain appearance, having regard to commercially available stock

In the case of trees over 6 metres, subject to a risk assessment by an arborist at least once every five years, unless otherwise directed by the Principal or Project Co.

In the case of fallen trees or tree branches, removed as soon as possible and in every instance within 48 hours.

Site Circulation Routes and Hard Landscaping

Free of surface water, pounding and mud.

Free from fallen leaves, moss, algae, or interstitial weeds.

Free from chewing gum residue, debris, hazards, and excrement.

Litter

All areas are kept free of litter and debris (including glass, stones, and brick) with all areas to be cleared of litter and debris at least once per week.

All litter bins:
 Have adequate capacity to receive waste at all. times and are free from malodour
 Are free from graffiti and vandalism.

Sports Pitches

Maintain sports pitches, inclusive of surfaces, , drainage systems, and fixed sports equipment (i.e. goal posts/nets etc.) such that they are in a condition in accordance with Schedule 26 (Design Brief) of the Project Deed and that is suitable for the purpose for which they are intended and in accordance with any sporting association requirements.

Set up and remove sports equipment (i.e. goal posts/nets etc.) as required.

Verge Infrastructure

Grounds and Garden Services are provided to the Verge Infrastructure so that each part of the Verge Infrastructure achieves the same service standards as equivalent areas within the School Facility (for example, trees, shrubs, and hedges).

overall comments

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.