Facility safety

Azusa Pacific Soccer Field Facility Safety Azusa Pacific Soccer Field Facility Safety Safety Checklist
Availability of any foreign objects that posses the capability of causing injury (Shannon, 2012)
Availability of pot holes
Checking whether Sprinkler heads are sealed
Limiting use of the ground until everything is corrected
Ensure proper fastening of goals as well as anchoring to the ground
Inspection of any sharp corners on the goal posts as well as unsafe rusting
Ensure the right supervision of movement of portable goals
Prohibit possible horseplay from the players or the public
Put nets when using the goals
Completion of the Checklist
Foreign objects available include grass and some papers
Pot holes are unavailable
Complete sealing of sprinkler heads is done
Players or any other member of the university is limited from accessing the field until every hazard is corrected
There is proper fastening of goal posts as well as anchoring to the ground
There lacks sharp corners as well as signs of unsafe rusting
The goal posts are permanent and therefore there is no safety supervision requirements as the goals are permanent
Horse play around the goal posts is forbidden for anyone visiting the field including players
Nets were unavailable as there was no soccer event
Executive Summary of Cougar Soccer Field in Azusa Pacific University
Cougar soccer field was built in 2002 an indication that it is currently thirteen years old where it has continuously served the purpose of its development. located in north of Boulevard in Cerritos avenue at the West Campus, the soccer field serves as home to the soccer payers of Cougar. These soccer players hosted by the field comprise of both men and women that make up the university’s soccer team (Azusa Pacific, 2015). It is important to note that the facility is closed for use by outsiders. Capacity of the field is up to two thousands spectators. Built under the modern conditions, the soccer field is a good place for enhancing training and soccer activities of the campus teams. A visit to the field to assess the safety concerns of the university’s soccer field, various issues were realized.
On the positive side, the field lacked pot holes, limiting any possible dangers they present. Secondly, sprinklers used to sprinkle the glass were completely sealed making the field safe for use. Next, every person is limited from using the field unless with authorization a safety measure that is essential in ensuring that the safety condition of the field remains intact (Azusa Pacific, 2015). Goalposts lack sharp corners as well as unsafe rusting indicating the quality of safety of using the goal posts while they equally remain well fastened into the ground. Horseplay limitation around the goal posts also serve in ensuring that the goals remain safe together with removal of nets after games serving as an extra safety measure. On the negative side, there is one significant issue that presents safety concerns in the form of availability of foreign objects in form of grass and papers was evident making the field unsafe for soccer.
Safety soccer fields remain a necessity for the game of football (Oklahoma. Dept. of Labor, 2011). Soccer management teams and institutions need to ensure that effective measures are applied to ensure safety of players and that of the spectators. In respect to Cougar soccer field, there is need to ensure that once the grass is cut, the particles are fully removed. Consequently, papers mostly blown by the wind into the field should be removed before soccer games.
Azusa Pacific. (2015). Facilities – Azusa Pacific Athletics. Retrieved from http://www. apu. edu/athletics/facilities/
Oklahoma. Dept. of Labor. (2011). Does your playground make the grade? Oklahoma Department of Labor.
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