Tuesday, October 7, 2014
In the past year, there have been numerous news
reports of gym and sports equipment failing, and even to the extent of people
being injured because of faulty equipment.
For those of us at Borgman Athletics a top
priority for any sports equipment is preventative action and maintenance to create
a safe environment for all involved in the daily goings-on of sports equipment.
That’s why we not only install all types of equipment, we offer a multitude of
repairs and inspections. We know that for an event to be fun and exciting, all
appropriate safety regulations must be followed first.
A gymnasium, the football field, the tennis courts
and even the track see a great deal of traffic daily when it comes to sports. Gyms
have a long lifespan, and so should the equipment inside the gym, as well as
equipment in other areas. That’s why routine inspections should be done on all
equipment, including basketball hoops and backstops. Spectators and athletes
alike should be able to watch a game, play in the match or run the race with
peace of mind and not have to worry about an unsuspecting piece of equipment
not functioning or even failing.
Inspections and repairs should be done by
professionals, but there are a few measures coaches and instructors alike can include
in between scheduled maintenance. The coach or instructor who knows the
equipment well can check equipment to see if the equipment is functioning
properly. Refer to any guidelines or regulations based on the state you’re in
or even the level the athletes are at to see if equipment matches those
regulations correctly. If it appears that anything loose needs to be tightened,
if there are any belts slipping, if anything is jammed or not operating as it
should and if there is anything damaged that needs to be replaced, contact
professionals for further inspections and repairs.
Not only are inspections and
maintenance vital to all people involved in sports, they are also mandatory for
safety requirements. Depending on where the gymnasium is located and what level
the players are, there are different requirements per sport and there are
different requirements for the positioning and anchoring of all sports
equipment. Having athletic equipment that is up to code is a mandatory
regulation for insurance companies. Equipment needs to be inspected so
insurance companies have proof that every last item is in the right working
condition. That’s why it is imperative to have a professional inspect and
repair any equipment.
Choosing the right
group to inspect your equipment will give your gym and athletes peace of mind
during the next sporting event. But choosing any business to inspect equipment
won’t do. Borgman Athletics prides ourselves in the installation and inspection
jobs we do. When we do a preventative maintenance safety inspection, we provide
you with proof of maintenance for liability purposes and Certificate
of Completion and Service Review Form following inspection.
from the spectators to the athletes to the coaches and even the referees should
be able to enjoy a sporting event without having to worry about faulty
equipment. Inspections should be done regularly to prevent injuries, to keep a
gymnasium up to code, and most importantly, to allow the game to proceed.
you’re in need of general repairs, safety inspections or routine maintenance,
visit our full site
the complete list of services we offer, and contact us
to schedule an appointment.
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