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

Sample Safety Checklist – Gymnasium Facilities

Each school must develop a procedure for regular inspection with appropriate follow-up.

Site name:
Inspection date:
Time:
Inspected by:

Adjustable Stage

  • Rollers run smoothly
  • Locking mechanism secure
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Archery Net Assembly

  • Cable and bracket are in good conditions
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Basketball Backstop

  • Backboards in good condition
  • Cable and attachment from backboard to wall secure
  • Rims attached and straight
  • Velcro strips on walls behind backboards in good condition to hold mats
  • Winch condition not located directly below a wall-mounted backboard
  • Foam at base of backboard attached
  • Wall padding securely attached
  • Condition of pulleys and cables
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Benches

  • Top and supports free from cracks and splinters
  • Benches stable, not loose
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Bleachers

  • Secured to wall
  • Seats and risers free from cracks and splinters
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Ceiling

  • Tiles and panels in place
  • Lights, diffusers, fans, speakers and their guards attached
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Change Rooms

  • Free of objects that create a hazard (for example, tables, chairs, pianos)
  • Floor provides safe traction
  • Benches free from cracks and splinters
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Chinning Bars and Pegboards

  • Attachment is secure to wall
  • Adjustable parts in good condition
  • Peg holes and pegs in good condition
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Climbing Walls – Permanent

  • Guide wires secure
  • Wall anchors secure
  • Platforms properly secured
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Entrance/Exits

  • Free of obstructions
  • No doorknobs/protruding handles on gym side of door
  • Doors open away from gym area
  • Exit signs in working order
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Fitness Centre/Weight Room

  • Chin-up/dip bars secure
  • Pulleys not frayed on weight machines
  • Weights secure on machines
  • Padding on benches not torn
  • Tops/seats on benches secure
  • Floor padding in good repair
  • Free-weights welds secure
  • Cycles, step machines, treadmills in proper working order
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Floors

  • Clean and dry
  • Provide good traction
  • Clear of objects which may cause tripping/slipping
  • Sockets covered and flush with floor
  • Plates flush with floor and in good condition
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Folding Doors, Suspended Curtain

  • Switches or controls working as designed
  • Run smoothly
  • Fabric in good condition (check for rips and tears)
  • Storage pocket clean of equipment
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Gymnasium Space

  • Free of “stored” furniture, boxes, equipment along perimeter walls and corners
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Ropes

  • Not frayed
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Stairs

  • Clear of obstacles
  • Treads in good condition
  • Railings secure
  • Free of protruding nails, cracks and splinters
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Storage Room

  • Floor clean and walking area clear of equipment
  • Equipment stored on designated shelves
  • Volleyball/badminton poles secure to prevent injuries from tripping and falling from poles
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps:

Walls

  • All outlets/switches/registers/etc. which pose a hazard must be padded or flush with wall surface
  • Free of protruding hooks, nails, etc.
  • Protective wall mat covers free of tears/wearing
  • Mat trips secured to wall, Velcro in good condition
  • Covers on fire alarm stations
Yes
No
Follow Up/Action/Next Steps: