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Out of Sight Shouldn’t Mean Out of Mind | Easy Ways to Decrease Liability of Ceiling Hung Equipment

BROC U Issue #7 | Out of Sight Shouldn’t Mean Out of Mind  We see a recurring problem with ceiling hung equipment. Since it remains out of direct sight, it gets forgotten about when it comes time to schedule maintenance. Just because it is out of sight, it should not mean it is out of mind. As is common right around basketball season, some equipment begins to malfunction, at which time the phones start ringing to help in frantic panic to not affect game schedules. If this were more of a focus leading up to game time, some additional attention...

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What’s on Your Injury Prevention Checklist?

BROC U Issue #6: Prevent Injury from Lack of Attention in Your Athletic Facility - Start with Building a Checklist Some Places to Begin: Do you have high confidence in the safety of your athletic equipment during its use? Is there any substandard, broken or defective equipment? Are there any hazardous surfaces? Is there adequate padding for injury prevention and is it in working condition? Is the stadium reviewed and prepared for high traffic and your spectators? Are there any worn ropes, wires, or cables? Are any areas potential slip hazards? Do your facilities have adequate lighting throughout? Are there unnecessary...

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There is More to Preventative Maintenance for your Bleachers than You’d Think

BROC U Issue #5: Easily Actionable Steps Toward Reviewing your Equipment for Safe Operation and Use Do you wonder what's involved in implementing a preventative maintenance (PM) program or evaluating the safety status for your athletic facility? Public, private or otherwise, it is important to think with preventative maintenance in mind when trying to make your facility safe to use. Some items to think about when going through your next review of your bleacher could include: Clean off understructure Clean lubrication Re-lubricate Check wiring harness Clean friction rollers Check hardware for tightness Re-place missing nuts and bolts Check all seats or chairs for missing parts Bend understructure...

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Gymnasium and Stadium Bleacher Safety Accessory Easily Implemented

BROC U | Issue #4 Manufacturers have gone beyond codes in attempts to enhance bleacher safety. Mitigate the Risk by Closing off Access Suppliers of bleachers and other gymnasium components have taken safety a step further, going beyond the code language to help mitigate injury risk with specialized bleacher accessories and innovations. Gymnasium bleachers are widely used in high school football fields and gymnasiums around the country, yet there are inherent safety risks to their use. As a result, more and more school districts are installing vinyl end curtains to protect spectators from potential mishaps. Vinyl end curtains work by...

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Tie Athlete Safety into Your Athletic Facility Planning

BROC U Issue #3: Pitcher Safety in Baseball Moving Into High School Play In recent years, more focus has been placed on mandating rules in athletics played across the United States. One that BROC has consistently run across is in the game of baseball. Specifically, focused efforts are placed on pitching and the health and safety of the athlete. As we see a common occurrence in pitchers entering more competitive play, in collegiate and professional levels, pitch count is of the highest concern where careful attention is paid. In recent history, this has lacked at a more amateur level, high...

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Maximize the Life of Your Athletic Facility

BROC U Issue #2 Longevity is a Commitment to Consistency Athletic facility longevity inevitably falls to maintaining the equipment for longevity. Longevity can only be achieved through consistent attention. In order to make this less of a task and more of a habit, annually planned attention should be booked so everyone abides to it; it forces commitment. Everyone has busy schedules and sometimes things are forgotten but that's why scheduling a year out or placing a recurring program that happens without having to remember (i.e. outsourcing) are ways to mitigate that struggle many facilities planners, facilities directors, maintenance personnel, or...

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40 Years of Experiences, Number One Problem Seen in Bleacher Operation

Inaugural BROC U Issue #1: What to Expect? In our quest to educate and inform people that have a desire to focus or improve on the safety inside athletic facilities, BROC, a resident expert in the space, presents some insight into the concerns. By addressing issues seen recurring daily, annually and over the extent of the 40 years of the company's existence, BROC identifies one specific topic in operation and maintenance (O&M) that lead the charge in problems for facilities personnel. BROC built its roots in the bleacher world and therefore has 40 years of experiences for what not to do...

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