Playground Inspection checklist Dec 2009

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					                                                           PLAYGROUND INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Location                                                Date of Inspection                   Name of Person Making Inspection

Check                                                                      Yes   No   Comments       Action Required      Date of      Signature
                                                                                                                          completion
Is surface in good condition level and free from
potholes/sinking
Are paving slabs securely fixed and level

Have all weeds/mossy growth been removed

Are edge supports in good condition

Are drain covers present and secure

Is ground surface clean and free from contamination - leaves,
dog foul, glass, discarded needs, litter, etc

Is the ground surface drained

Is the ground surface free of protrusions or trip hazards

Shrub areas – is there overhang onto play areas, have low
branches on trees removed, soil/bark contained

Are shrubs/trees contained in designated garden area. Are
children instructed not to play in these areas

Is external furniture stable and secure

Is external furniture in good condition, smooth, free from
projectiles, splinters

Railings/fencing in good condition, no gaps in fencing, no
protrusions

Play equipment – all fixings secure, no obvious damage,
protrusions, contamination, etc.

ALL DEFECTS TO BE REPORTED AND IF REQUIRED CORDON AREA OFF TO PREVENT ACCESS. COPY OF INSPECTION REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED TO
HEADTEACHER FOR ACTION, IF REQUIRED.
Playground Inspection Checklist, Health & Safety Section, CYPD, December 2006                     Page 1 of 1

				
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