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Title: Planning Facilities for Safety and Risk Management


1
Planning Facilities for Safety andRisk Management
  • Chapter 12

2
Negligence
  • The failure to act as a reasonably prudent
    facility manager would act in the same or similar
    circumstances

3
Duties to Ensure a Reasonably Safe Environment
  • Keep the premises in safe repair
  • Inspect the premises to discover obvious and
    hidden hazards
  • Remove the hazards or warn of their presence
  • Anticipate foreseeable uses and activities by
    invitees and take reasonable precautions to
    protect invitees from foreseeable dangers
  • Conduct operations on the premises with
    reasonable care for the safety of the invitee

4
Foreseeability
  • Reasonable anticipation that harm or injury is a
    likely result from certain acts, omissions or
    conditions

5
Two Primary Causes of Safety Problems in Sports
Facilities
  • Poor Facility Planning and Design
  • Poor Management

6
Planning Safe Facilities
  • Security and Access Control
  • Safety Zones
  • Pedestrian Traffic Flow
  • Storage
  • Proper Materials
  • Supervision

7
Planning Safe Facilities
  • Security and Access Control

8
Security and Access Control
  • Controlling Access to the Facility
  • How much control is needed?Entrances/Exits
  • Controlling Access Within the Facility
  • Horizontal vs. Vertical Circulation

9
Planning Safe Facilities
  • Safety Zones

10
Safety Zones
  • Based on the concept that some buffer around
    activity areas is needed for safety
  • Separation of activities
  • Free of obstructions

11
Safety Zones
  • If theres any doubt,
  • Pad it!!

12
Safety Zones - Basketball
  • - From endline to wall or obstruction -
  • 10 ft. preferred
  • 6 ft. minimum with padding
  • Space between adjacent courts
  • 6 ft. minimum

13
Safety Zones - Softball, Baseball
  • - From sideline to fence or obstruction
  • 15 ft. preferred
  • No overlapping fields

14
Examples
  • Basketball / Volleyball Courts
  • Baseball / Softball / Soccer Fields
  • Walls / Fences / Trees
  • Weight Equipment
  • Playgrounds

15
Planning Safe Facilities
  • Pedestrian Traffic Flow

16
Pedestrian Traffic Flow
  • Requiring people to walk through activity areas
    in order to reach their desired destination

17
Proper Storage
  • 1 complaint from facility managers is a lack of
    adequate storage space

18
Proper Materials
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Glass
  • Fixtures

19
Supervision
  • Design for ease of supervision
  • CCTV

20
Miscellaneous
  • ADA, OSHA, Fire, Health codes
  • Humidity control
  • Lighting
  • Signage

21
A Safe Facility is
  • Well planned, designed, constructed
  • Built with minimal hazardous conditions
  • Well managed
  • Active risk management program
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