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Gymnasium Facilities Safety Checklist

Gym equipment requires regular maintenance to keep it working properly. Use this checklist for regular safety checks and good record keeping help you protect your clients from injury when they’re using your equipment, and also protect you from liability in the event of an incident where someone is injured at your facility.
MaintainX
07/26/2022

Gymnasium Facilities Safety Checklist

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Gym equipment requires regular maintenance to keep it working properly. Use this checklist for regular safety checks and good record keeping help you protect your clients from injury when they’re using your equipment, and also protect you from liability in the event of an incident where someone is injured at your facility.
  • Site name:

  • Inspection date:

  • Inspected by:

  • If you check “no” to any of the safety-related items listed below, follow-up action must be taken by reporting the deficiency to the Supervisor or equivalent.

  • Adjustable Stage

  • Rollers run smoothly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Locking mechanism is secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Basketball Backstop

  • Backboards are in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cable and attachment from backboard to wall are secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Rims are attached and straight

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hook and loop fastener strips on walls behind backboards are in good condition to properly hold mats

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Winch is not located directly below a wall-mounted backboard

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Foam at base of backboard is attached

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wall padding is securely attached

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pulleys and cables are in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Benches

  • Top and supports are free from cracks and splinters

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Benches are stable and not loose

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Bleachers

  • Are secured to wall

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Seats and risers are free from cracks and splinters

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Ceiling

  • Tiles and panels are in place

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Lights, diffusers, fans, speakers and their guards are attached

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Change Rooms

  • Are free of objects that create a potential hazard (e.g. tables, chairs, pianos)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Floor provides safe traction

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Benches are free from cracks and splinters

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Chinning Bars and Pegboards

  • Attachment is secured to wall

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Adjustable parts are in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Peg holes and pegs are in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Climbing Walls – Permanent

  • Guide wires are secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wall anchors are secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Platforms are properly secured

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Entrance/Exits

  • Are free of obstructions

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • There are no doorknobs or protruding handles on gym side of door

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Doors open away from the gym area

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Exit signs are in working order

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Floors

  • Are clean and dry

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Provide good traction

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are clear of objects which may cause tripping/slipping

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Sockets are covered and flush with floor

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Plates are flush with the floor and in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Folding Doors, Suspended Curtain

  • Switches or controls are working as designed

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Run smoothly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fabric is in good condition (check for rips and tears)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Storage pocket is clean of equipment

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Gymnasium Space

  • Is free of “stored” furniture, boxes, equipment along the perimeter walls and corners

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Ropes

  • Are not frayed

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Stairs

  • Are clear of obstacles

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Treads are in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Railings are secure

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are free of protruding nails, cracks and splinters

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Storage Room

  • Floor is clean; walking area is clear of equipment

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Equipment is stored on designated shelves

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Volleyball/badminton poles are secured to prevent injuries from tripping and falling

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

  • Walls

  • All outlets/switches/registers/etc. which pose a hazard must be padded or flush with wall surface

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are free of protruding hooks, nails, etc

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Protective wall mat covers are free of tears/wearing

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hook and loop fastener strips are secured to the wall and in good condition

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • There are covers on fire alarm stations

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Follow up/action/next steps:

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