Inspection

Site

Are signs present and legible?

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Are all surfaces undamaged and not obstructed?

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Is the site free of litter or dangerous objects?

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Are the seats secure and undamaged?

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Are the litter bins secure and undamaged?

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Have all bins been emptied?

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Swings

Are the swing chains in good working condition?

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Are the seats fixed on securely?
Slide

Are all the steps undamaged?

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Is the chute undamaged?

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Is it clear of foreign objects?

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Rocking items

Do all items move smoothly and noiselessly?

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Are all safety guards present?

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Does it strike the ground?

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Surfacing

Is all safety surfacing undamaged?

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Are surfaces at the right level?

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Equipment

Are all supports present?

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Is all timber work undamaged?

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Are all safety barriers present?

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Climbing frame

Are all bars in place?

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Are they securely fixed?

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Is the fireman's pole in safe play condition?

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Are all guards and rails in place?

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Recording

Have you reported all faults?

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Have all daily visual inspections been carried out?

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Finish

Is the playground safe? If not have you ensured equipment or site is closed?

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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.