• Date of Audit

  • Time Audit Start

Previous Inspection

  • This Section of the Audit will review the progress of the most recent audit undertaken

  • has the last inspection been reviewed

  • Are there outstanding actions

  • Add outstanding actions

  • Add responsible person

External Facades and Car Park

  • This section of the audit will cover the surrounding public space surrounding the centre including garden beds, car park, surrounding streets and facades of the building

  • Pedestrian access and walkways are clear and defined

  • Hand rails are fitted where required and maintained

  • Does the centre have accessible/disabled parking and adequate parking

  • Does the centre have relevant council signage in place

  • Footpaths are free from cracks and obstructive tree roots that would pose potential hazards to the community

  • Does the centre have adequate bins, stored safely and accessible by Council Waste Management Staff

  • External lighting is in operational

  • Is all external lighting operational and complete (Missing or broken bulbs?)

  • All fences are secure and free from obstruction, waste, damage, graffiti and is aesthetically to standard

  • Free of visible cracks or damage to building facades (structural or aesthetic)

  • Are the windows clean and free from debris with fly screens affixed

  • Guttering is free from debris holes and are connected firmly to the building

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for External Facades and Car Park

  • Photos for External Facades and Car Park

Entry, Foyer and Hall Way

  • This Section of the audit will cover entry, foyer and hallway of the building.

  • Child proof gate is in good working order (self closing) & relevant signage displayed

  • All entry doors are in good working order, including locks, security latches and access panels

  • CPR chart current and displayed

  • Emergency Evacuation information displayed at exit

  • Visitors book available and correctly completed.

  • Appropriate signs are displayed (e.g. smoking, allergy aware, health warnings)

  • Internal lights are in good working order

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Mains switchboard is accessible

  • Skylights are in good order and free from damage

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for this area

Room 1

  • Room name

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Signs are positioned to advise of safety services (e.g. First Aid Station, Defibrillator, Asthma/Anaphylactic Kits)

  • Internal lighting and illuminated exit signs operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Bins are present a utilised in this space

  • Waste disposal facilities are provided for all types of waste (e.g. food, paper)

  • Waste disposal facilities can cope with all waste generated on site

  • Seating is provided that is suitable for the work being carried out

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Emergency procedures are displayed including telephone numbers of emergency services

  • Carpeted floors are clean and free from damage

  • Vinyl floors are clean and free from damage

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Doors to outside area operational and lockable

  • Storeroom doors are closed and secured and inaccessible to children

  • Emergency evacuation information displayed at exit

  • CPR Chart current and displayed

  • Use of natural light and ventilation

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Cool drinking water is available

  • Notes on this area

Storage Room

  • Door is operational, including locks, security latches and access panels

  • Store room free of obstruction, waste, damage, graffiti and is aesthetically to standard

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free from trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Equipment stored in a neat and organised manner

  • Beds and bedding stored neatly

  • There is no obvious physical damage or sighs of excessive stain/load or corrosion on racking systems

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height and not over hanging

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for this space

Children's Bathroom

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Bins are present and utilised in this space

  • Tiles are clean clear and free of damage

  • Toilets are clean and operational

  • Sinks are clean and operational (self closing taps)

  • Soap is provided and hand drying facilities are available and functional

  • Doors to outside area operational and lockable

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Notes for Children's Bathroom

Nappy Change Area

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Tiles are clean clear and free of damage

  • Nappy Bins are present and utilised in this space

  • Hydraulic change bench operational

  • Nappy change pad free of damage and clean

  • Children's bath operational and clean

  • Nappies and nappy change equipment well stocked and kept in safe manner

  • Soap is provided and hand drying facilities are available and functional

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

Cot Room

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Room is kept a suitable temperature

  • Cots are in good working order

  • emergency cot is sign posted and in good working order

Kitchen

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Soap is provided and hand drying facilities are available and seperate

  • Bins are present and utilised in this space

  • Vinyl floor is clean and free from damage

  • Tiles are clean and un-damaged

  • Fridge is clean, clear and operational

  • Medication stored appropriately

  • The Zip Water system is operational with operating instructions displayed

  • Chemicals securely stored, labeled and with SDS and cabinet sign posted with poisons number

  • Knives are secured in a lockable box or cupboard

  • Emergency Contact phone numbers displayed near phone

  • Safe Work Method Statements for equipment are accessible

  • Cleaning checklist up to date

  • Electric kettles to be stored out of children's reach

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Fire Blanket is operational and check is up to date

  • First Aid Kit and checklist is up to date and in good working order

  • Cupboards are clean, in good working order and do not contain any miscellaneous utensils

  • Food handling procedures followed

  • Temperature Logs completed

  • Delivery Check Lists completed

  • Correct and safe food storage

  • Fridge and freezer at correct Temperature
    (Fridge -5, Freezer -18 below)

  • Stacking is stable and maintained at a safe height

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • CPR chart displayed and up to date

  • Notes for Kitchen

Staff Room

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Bins are present and utilised in this space

  • Tables & chairs clean and clear

  • Workstations are ergonomically satisfactory

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Meal rooms are maintained in a safe and healthy condition and have adequate kitchen facilities

  • Staff fridge is clean and set below 5 degrees

  • WHS noticeboards are well maintained and contain only relevant and current information (WHS Committee, Work Safe sign, WHS Minutes Child Protection Committee)

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for Staff Room

Outdoor area

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Outdoor Safety Checklist complete and director sign off completed each week

  • CPR chart with emergency details is displayed

  • External lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Bins are present and utilised in this space

  • Artificial grass/softfall is clean and clear and free of damage and meets standard

  • Gates to outside area operational and lockable

  • Gardens and trees are in good condition

  • Equipment safe and well maintained

  • Hose reel attached to water mains and in good working condition

  • Sandpit operational and clean and cover is operational and completely removed when in use

  • Shade structure in good condition

  • Children's drinking water available outdoors at all times

  • Fixed equipment in good working order and well maintained

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Notes for Outdoor Area

Outdoor storage

  • Door is operational, including locks, security latches and access panels inaccessible to children

  • Equipment is stored neatly and safely

  • Chemicals securely stored, labeled and with SDS

  • There is no obvious physical damage or sighs of excessive strain/load or corrosion on racking systems

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Stacking is stable and maintained at a safe height

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Good are securely stacked with the heaviest items at the bottom and do not overhang shelves

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free from trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Floors are clean and not damaged

  • Walls are clean and free from scuff marks

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for space

Storage 1

  • Location of storage

  • Door is operational, including locks, security latches and access panels

  • Equipment is stored neatly and safely

  • Store room free of obstruction, waste, damage, graffiti and is aesthetically to standard

  • Chemicals securely stored and labeled

  • There is no obvious physical damage or sighs of excessive stain/load or corrosion on racking systems

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Stacking is stable and maintained at a safe height

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Goods are securely stacked with the heaviest items at the bottom and do not overhang shelves

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free from trip, slip and fall hazards

  • floors are clean and not damaged

  • Walls are clean and free from scuff marks

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for this space

Laundry

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space if free of tip, slip and fall hazards

  • Tile floor is clean and free from damage

  • Washing machine is operational, clean and clear

  • Dryer is operational, clean and clear

  • Toolboxes are stored neatly and correctly

  • Chemicals securely stored, labeled and with current SDS and cupboard labeled

  • Relevant safe work procedures up to date and displayed

  • Exhaust fan well maintained and operational

  • There is no obvious physical damage or sighs of excessive stain/load or corrosion on racking systems

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Stacking is stable and maintained at a safe height

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Goods are securely stacked with the heaviest items at the bottom and do not overhang shelves

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for Laundry

Staff Toilet

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Soap is provided and hand drying facilities are available

  • Bins are present a utilised in this space

  • Tiled floor is clean and free from damage

  • Toilets are clean and free of waste and in working order

  • Hand washing sink clean and clear

  • Shower is operational, clean and clear

  • Sanitary bins are available and changed regularly

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues

  • Notes for Staff Toilets

Centre Office

  • Door is operational, including locks, security laches and access panels

  • Internal lighting operational

  • Space is free of trip, slip and fall hazards

  • Workstations are ergonomically satisfactory

  • Cabinets are not overloaded or untidy

  • Bins are present a utilised in this space

  • Heavy items are stored between knee and shoulder height

  • Good are securely stacked with the heaviest items at the bottom and do not overhang shelves

  • Pest Control report book up to date

  • Area free of vermin, visible pests or other pest control issues.

  • All electrical outlets have safety plugs when not in use

  • Notes for Centre Office

Electrical Plant and Equipment

  • Inspection, testing and tagging program is current and records maintained

  • Defective electrical installations, articles and equipment are tagged as being "Out of Service" until repaired or replaced

  • Power leads and other electrical plants are in god condition and are all tagged

  • Access is restricted at or near any area in which there is a risk of exposure of persons to hazards arising from electricity

  • Main switches / circuit breaker switches are installed , clearly labeled and accessible

  • Safety switches are used with portable appliances as required

  • All switches and power points are in good condition.

  • Notes for Electrical Plant and Equipment

Animals

  • Animals are clean and healthy & tanks/cages clean

  • Safety and health risks are mitigated (allergies)

  • Grounds free of animal waste

  • Animals not near beds, toys and food areas

  • Notes for Animals

Fire

  • Emergency Procedures are displayed including telephone numbers of emergency services (Including Poisons Information)

  • Illuminated exit signs and notices are in working order

  • Emergency Wardens have been appointed and publicised

  • Fire Exits and routes are clearly marked, easily identifiable and free from obstruction

  • Fire Extinguishers suitable to the type of fire that may occur are available and serviced regularly (Every 6 months)

  • Emergency bag marked and located as per plan (checklist current)

  • Fire blanket in Kitchen

  • Evacuation plans in every room at each exit

  • Fire Drill roster table and report up to date

  • Smoke Detectors - report up to date

  • Notes for Fire

First Aid

  • Personnel are appropriately trained and appointed

  • Names of the sites First Aid officers are displayed

  • First Aid Kits are sufficient, readily accessible, inspected and properly stocked

  • Site First Aid Stations is appropriately signposted

  • Asthma Emergency Kit up to date and correctly stocked and sign posted

  • Notes for First Aid

Hazardous Substances

  • SDS are current (expire 5 years from issue date) and readily accessible to any person who may be exposed to the substance and emergency personnel

  • Hazardous substances signage is adequate for workers, visitors and emergency personnel

  • Containers that retain a hazardous substance are appropriately worded, labeled and designed for the task

  • Work practices with hazardous substances comply with the manufacturers advice

  • Provisions are made for the handling of damaged containers and cleaning spills

  • Chemicals kept are on Council's approved chemical list

  • Notes for Hazardous Substances

Miscellaneous

  • All internal areas are clean and neat

  • All external areas are clean and neat

  • All Ladders are in good condition

  • All ladders have non-slip feet attached and rope on extension ladders are in good condition

  • Metal ladders carry a warning not to use them around electrical conductors

  • All ladders are stored where they cannot be damaged

  • Notes for Miscellaneous

Audit finalisation

  • Final Notes

  • Select date

  • Audit completed by

  • Centre Representative sign off

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