Amberley O.S.H.C.

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6.8 General Housekeeping and Maintenance

We shall identify and control all housekeeping hazards and prevent unsafe working conditions throughout Amberley OSHC. Amberley O.S.H.C. is required to ensure effective maintenance of the centre-based care service (OSHC) approved under the Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010) and Regulation (2011)

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Workplace Health And Safety Queensland
  • Queensland Work Health And Safety Act & Regulations 2011
  • How To Manage Work Health And Safety Risks Code Of Practice 2011
  • Creating Safer Environments For children National Framework 2005
  • Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010) and Regulation (2011)
  • NQS Area: 7


All workers are to regularly conduct housekeeping inspections of their work areas, correcting or reporting hazards to management.

All empty substance containers no longer required and other refuse is to be removed from the work area and disposed of.

Equipment shall be put away in the correct location when not in use.

All driveways, passageways, stairways and exits shall be kept clear of obstructions.

Access to equipment, electrical control panels, fire extinguishers or fire hoses shall not be obstructed.

All materials shall be neatly stored in appropriate locations, including height levels, and any items stacked shall be checked for stability.

All rooms, work areas, play grounds and public areas shall be clean neat and free of unnecessary material.

Access to emergency equipment (including fire extinguishers, first aid kits, emergency showers etc.) is to be kept clear and free from obstruction at all times.

Floors shall be kept clean and free from spillages, leaks and drips.

Amenities are to be cleaned on a daily basis. Users of amenities have a responsibility to keep the meal areas and toilets clean and tidy.

Amberley O.S.H.C. will ensure the establishment of an effective reporting of facilities maintenance process and schedule including but not limited to:

  • Day to day maintenance of the facility
  • Replacement of play equipment
  • Replacement of major items such as fridges and televisions
  • Repairs
  • Refurbishment

We will immediately notify the Licensor of all damaged property or equipment and will be recorded in the maintenance log.

Property of equipment damaged due to the activities undertaken by the service will be repaired or replaced by Amberley O.S.H.C.

Reviewed 30 March 2015

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