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Playground Safety Inspection Checklist

It is recommended that you use this checklist to complete periodic safety checks of the outdoor play area to reduce the potential of accidents and injuries.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Playground Safety Inspection Checklist

It is recommended that you use this checklist to complete periodic safety checks of the outdoor play area to reduce the potential of accidents and injuries.
  • NAME OF CHILD CARE PROGRAM:

  • CHECK THE EQUIPMENT FOR CRACKS, BENDING, WARPS, RUSTING, OR BREAKAGE OF ANY COMPONENT

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK WOODEN SLIDES FOR SPLINTERING WOOD WHERE LEGS AND HANDS TOUCH

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK METAL SLIDES THAT THEY DO NOT BECOME TOO HOT WHEN THE SUN SHINES DOWN ON THEM

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR ANY CRACKED TOYS THAT MAY POSE A PINCHING HAZARD

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR LOOSE NUTS, BOLTS, AND CAPS OR PROTRUDING BOLTS WITH SHARP EDGES AND NO CAPS

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR SPLINTERING WOOD ON PLAY EQUIPMENT, PICNIC TABLES, AND WOODEN FENCES

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR PROTRUDING NAILS ON PLAY EQUIPMENT OR FENCES

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR RUSTY EQUIPMENT AND TOYS ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK THE CHAINS ON SWINGS TO SEE THAT THEY ARE SECURELY ATTACHED

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR VANDALISM (BROKEN GLASS, TRASH)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MONITOR SAND AND PLAY AREA FOR ANIMAL FECES, POISONOUS PLANTS, MUSHROOMS

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK THE ENERGY ABSORPTIVE MATERIAL UNDER AND AROUND THE PLAY EQUIPMENT, RAKE IF NECESSARY

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR TRIPPING HAZARDS, SUCH AS EXPOSED FOOTINGS, ROOTS, ROCKS, ETC.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR SLIPPING HAZARDS, SUCH AS SAND ON WALKWAYS OR PAVEMENT

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK TIRES FOR POOLING WATER, BEE HIVES

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR BROKEN SUPPORTS/ANCHORS

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR LACK OF LUBRICATION ON MOVING PARTS.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR CHIPPING OR PEELING PAINT ON ALL TOYS, EQUIPMENT, AND BUILDINGS

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK FOR SHARP EDGES AND POINTS ON TOYS, FENCES, PLAY EQUIPMENT, ETC

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MONITOR FENCE FOR THORNY PLANTS OR BUSHES THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN'S REACH

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK TO SEE THAT ALL GATES ON POOL FENCES ARE LATCHED

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK TO SEE THAT ALL SELF LATCHING DEVICES ON GATES ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CHECK TO SEE THAT THERE ARE NO CONTAINERS OF STANDING WATER, WHICH COULD POSE A DROWNING HAZARD

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • SIGNATURE AND POSITION OF STAFF MEMBER COMPLETING SELF INSPECTION

    Click here to sign
  • DATE OF SELF INSPECTION

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