ATHLETIC FACILITIES MAINTENANCE
Information on the maintenance of school and university indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Bleacher Safety: Inspections, Maintenance and Risk Management. Facility Masters Webcast Recording.
(SchoolDude.com , Sep 2011)
Webinar covers bleacher safety tips, recommendations and preventive maintenance checks including: general safety; code compliance; inspections; maintenance best practices; protecting your investment; performing bleacher self-evaluations; understanding liabilities and risk.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert: Whitco Co. LP Stadium Light Poles Can Fall Over, Posing Risk of Serious Injury and Death.
(U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC , Aug 24, 2009)
Warns that several stadium light poles from this defunct company have fallen, and that many standing ones have developed fractures and/or cracks where the pole is joined to its base plate. It is recommended that institutions with light poles made by this company, and all stadium light poles, be regularly inspected by a qualified inspector. 4p.
Providing Safe Facilities: Conducting a Facility Risk Review.
Seidler, Todd; Miller, John
(Athletic Business Publication, Inc., Madison, WI , 2009)
Outlines steps of an athletic facility safety audit and offers a sample format of a safety inspection checklist and action report. Includes 12 references. 10p.
References to Journal Articles
Athletic Business; v35 n4 , p26-28,30,32,34 ; Apr 2011
Describes the use of student employees in college athletic centers. The student employees learn valuable skills and help stretch the athletic facility's budget for staffing.
Beauty and the Beast: Maintaining Your Gymn.
Recreation Management; v12 n2 , p20-22 ; Feb 2011
Details inspection and maintenance of gymnasium bleachers, floors, and basketball backstops, including the hiring of qualified personnel and maintaining records of work done.
Athletic Business; v34 n7 , p35,36,38,40 ; Jul 2010
Discusses maintenance of sport surfaces to prevent injuries and their accompanying litigation. A variety of situations that can degrade playing surfaces are addressed, as are regular inspections and preventive maintenance. Examples of injuries and the lawsuits that followed are included, and improperly designed locker rooms are cited as well.
Working It Out: Student Recreation Complex at Arizona State University.
Recreation Management; v17 n11 , p38 ; Nov 2009
Describes how Arizona State University solved its cardio exercise equipment problem by leasing all its machines from a single vendor, thus ending diverse maintenance and replacement issues, and providing the latest equipment for its users.
A Drain on Resources?
Athletic Business; v33 n8 , p27,28,30-32,34 ; Aug 2009
Discusses the high cost of maintaining pools and how some schools are closing theirs, even though interest in competitive swimming is increasing. Cost-saving measures and alternative funding strategies for building and maintaining pools are addressed.
Cleaning Up: Battling Germs in School Facilities.
School Business Affairs; v75 n2 , p15-17 ; Feb 2009
Describes the threat of norovirus and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Saphylococcus aureus) in schools, typical places where germs reside in schools, and proper cleaning to combat germs. Includes three references.