Play it Safe Readers Share Goal Safety Practices
In last month's issue, Play it Safe
asked you to share your Region's goal safety practices and we received some great responses!
Thomas Baker, Safety Director for Region 8 in Granada Hills, Calif., makes sure that goals are never left unattended and that they are disassembled and stored properly.
"At Region 8 we only put up our goals at all three sites the morning of scheduled games, and we take them down last game of each particular day. At no time are goals left set up when Board Members are not present," shares Thomas. "We continually purchase new equipment so we never have a goal set up without our minimal standards of safety. We take great pride in goal accident free seasons."
James Theisen, Safety Director for Region 980 in North Chicago, Ill., follows CPSC guidelines by securing goals properly both when in and out of use.
"During use, our goals are secured to the ground using at least four J-Hook style stakes per side, in accordance with Section 6 of the CPSC guidelines," shares James. "When not in use, our goals are locked face to face on both sides."
Thank you for sharing, Thomas and James!
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