Playground Safety Checklist

Use our free playground safety checklist and contribute to an efficient safety control on playgrounds.

Go paperless, conduct inspections easily and solve issues quicker with your teammates.

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Playground Safety Self Inspection Checklist

This template can be used for regular safety inspections of outdoor playgrounds.

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Daycare Incident Report

This Daycare Incident Report template can be used to gather necessary facts, photo evidence and general information of any possible incident that may occur in the daycare.

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What is a playground safety inspection?


A playground inspection is carried out using a checklist to contribute to safety in playgrounds. The conscientious documentation and logging of defects and incidents helps to ensure that safety risks are minimised or eliminated.



This article deals with:


1. Possible risks that must be taken into account during playground inspection


2. Lumiform as an app for playground control



Possible risks that must be taken into account during playground control


An effective checklist is an important part of playground safety. Security problems occur frequently and do not remain an isolated incident due to lack of documentation. Here are some factors that should be taken into account during controls:


  • Do the playground equipment have any defects and damage, such as rust, cracks, sharp edges, warping, protruding nails, etc.?
  • Do wooden elements have uneven and roughened spots on which splinters can be caused?
  • Are metal slides heated up too much by the sun so that there is a risk of burns ?

  • Is the surrounding area (sandpit, grass, stones) free from tripping and other dangers, holes in the ground, broken glass, rubbish, large stones or (possibly poisonous) plants ?
  • Are there buckets or other vessels with water through which there is a risk of drowning?


The advantages of Lumiform for playground control



With Lumiform's mobile app, you can easily conduct any quality and safety check, report issues and assign corrective actions quickly to team members. Easy communication with all team members and third parties allows you to improve internal processes and solve issues up to four times faster.


Digitize checklists and internal procedures with Lumiform:

  • The flexible checklist builder from Lumiform helps you to convert any individual paper list into a digital checklist without much effort.

  • In addition, we offer more than 9,000 ready-made templates to help companies get started digitally in no time.

  • Using the super intuitive mobile App, you and your teammates conduct check in the field with ease and in no time.

  • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.

  • Comprehensive analyses help you to identify inefficient areas in your company more quickly and thus to continuously improve your auditing and inspection processes.