Athletic Facility Safety
Is Your Athletic Facility Safe?
Athletic facility safety is not as obvious or as easy as most people think. Most schools today choose their products that go into their schools solely based on price and what ends up lacking is the overall safety of the facility, students, athletes, employees, coaches and patrons. Today we see glass backboards shattering, entire basketball backstops coming down due to worn cables and retractable bleachers not operating properly. Other problems include not having enough or improper wall pads. For example, did you know that there have been lawsuits over wall pads installed too high off of the floor causing injury when children slide on the floor into the walls?
All of the above problems can be avoided by having the Athletic Facilities Owners do their own research into the Athletic Equipment that they are purchasing for their Athletic Facilities. Find a quality manufacturer that has years of experience, stands behind their product and has great local representation from a company who will both install and also service the products that they provide. When finding these companies be sure to ask for references of past projects that you can visit on your own and talk with those owners about their personal experiences.
Academic Specialties will perform a full safety inspection of your facility and will provide a detailed, written evaluation of the safety, quality and life cycle status of your facility and equipment. Routine and corrective maintenance recommendations will be included in the report. Once the problems are addressed, Academic Specialties can set up a convenient time with you to come in and fix these problems. At Academic Specialties they use all in house Service Technicians who are factory trained in all areas of the repair and maintenance of Athletic Equipment. This list includes basketball backstops, wall padding, volleyball floor sleeves, wall padding, gym divider curtains, retractable bleachers, scoreboards, wood flooring, rubber flooring, weight room flooring and lockers.
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