The Ministry of Education provided updated measures to support in-person learning on January 17, 2022

Sample Safety Checklist - Gymnasium Equipment

Teachers must perform a visual check of equipment before the activity/sport to determine that it is in safe playing condition. Any broken equipment must be removed or repaired. This sample checklist can be used as a guide.

Site name:
Inspection date:
Inspection time:
Inspected by:

Badminton

  • Racquets useable (no splinters or broken strings)
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Badminton Net

  • Free of exposed wires along top and frayed wires along poles
  • Free of tears and holes
  • No sharp edges
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Badminton Posts

  • Hooks, pulleys and ratchet in good condition
Yes
No
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Ball Hockey/Floor Hockey

  • Goals have welds and frames in good condition
  • Wooden floor hockey sticks free of splinters
  • Plastic ball hockey sticks free of cracks and broken edges/ends
  • Stick blades secure to shaft
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Balls

  • All balls must be properly inflated
Yes
No
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Emergency Equipment

  • First aid kit fully stocked and accessible
  • Emergency phone numbers posted
  • Access to phone/office via the public announcement system
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Gymnastics Equipment - Balance Beam

  • No tears in covering (rips may be glued down)
  • Height-adjustment mechanism functional and in good condition
  • Balance beam is stable and level
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Floor Exercise Tumbling Mats

  • No holes (rips may be taped)
  • Uniform thickness and Compaction throughout
  • Velcro in good condition
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Mini-Trampoline

  • Stable with height-adjustment knobs in good condition
  • All springs in place with hooks pointing down or elastic cable in good condition
  • Frame pad completely covers springs/cables and frame
  • Non-slip rubber feet in good condition
  • Take-off surface in good condition
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Pommel Horse

  • Horse is stable and level
  • No tears in covering (rips may be taped or glued down)
  • Height-adjustment mechanism in good condition
  • Pommels smooth, no chalk build-up
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Rings

  • Ring stand (if used) secure and vertical (see Uneven Bars)
  • No kinks or knots in steel cables
  • No exposed frayed wire
  • Leather/webbing straps checked for wear
  • No splinters, cracks or chalk build-up
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Take-off Board (not a springboard)

  • Free of splinters and broken tops/legs
  • Floor protection pads in good condition
  • Carpeted non-slip take-off surface in good condition
  • All bolts tightened and rubber non-slip pads in good condition
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Parallel Bars/Uneven Parallel Bars/High Bar

  • Floor hooks in good condition
  • No “S” hooks
  • If quick-links are used, must be fully threaded
  • Turnbuckle hooks functional and fully threaded
  • No kinks or knots in steel cables
  • No exposed frayed cables
  • Loops in cables checked for wear
  • Height-adjustment mechanism in good condition
  • Wood/fiberglass rails have no cracks, splinters or caked-on chalk
  • Steel rail is straight
Yes
No
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Gymnastics Equipment - Vault and Box Horse

  • Pad and cover free from tears and wearing
  • Sufficient padding to absorb impact
  • Inner posts solid (box horse)
  • Height-adjustment mechanism in good condition
  • Free of cracks and splinters
  • Nuts, bolts and screws tight
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

High Jump

  • Standards, base, attachments and uprights in good condition
  • Portable pit cover free of tears
  • Portable pit foam in good condition
  • Fiberglass crossbars free of cracks and splinters
Yes
No
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Hoops

  • Free of cracks and bends
Yes
No
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Mats (for example, gymnastics, wrestling)

  • Covers free of tears and wearing
  • Foam in good condition
  • Velcro fasteners functional
Yes
No
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Permanent Climbing Walls

  • Inspect all climbing elements (for example, ropes, zip lines, harnesses, carabiners, helmets and ladders)
Yes
No
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Pool Equipment

  • Reaching assists in working order
  • Lane ropes in working order
  • Life jackets in good condition
  • Spinal board in good condition
  • Ring buoy in good condition
  • Starting blocks are secure when in place
  • Bench tops and supports free from cracks and splinters
  • Bolts and screws secure
Yes
No
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Scooter Boards

  • Wheels secure
  • Boards free of cracks and broken edges
Yes
No
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Softball

  • Wooden and metal bats not cracked
  • Good grip end to prevent slippage
Yes
No
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Volleyball Net

  • Free of exposed wires along top and frayed wires along poles
  • Free of tears and holes
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Volleyball Posts

  • Hooks, pulls and ratchet in good condition
Yes
No
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