Northwest Local School District | Pleasant Run, Taylor, and Struble Elementary Schools

  Project Name: Pleasant Run, Taylor, and Struble Elementary Schools Owner: Northwest Local School District – Cincinnati, OH Architect: SHP Leading Design Construction Manager: Skanska – Megen Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework and Custom Millwork Completion: August 2018 With groundbreaking in October 2016, three new elementary schools began construction and opened their doors for the 2018-2019 school year: Pleasant Run, Taylor, and…

Gym Safety Sessions: A Follow Up

Not long ago, we were invited to a facility for a Gym Safety Session. There were approximately 12 people in attendance, many understood why they were invited to attend and some had obvious frustration that their attendance was required, they operate the equipment on a regular basis after all, so why should they attend? This is a large facility,…

Building Safety Month: Gym Safety Sessions

Telescopic Bleachers

Have you ever felt like you need a refresher course on the proper operation of your equipment? Or maybe you have new personnel that need to be trained on safety and operation. Whatever the reason, we want to help.

What We’re Offering: To come to your facility for a 2-hour gym safety training (timing may vary based on attendees and facility)

Includes: Telescopic Bleachers, Athletic Equipment

Knowledge Base: Education on proper operation, safety, and preventative maintenance that YOU can do to maximize on the life-cycle of your equipment.

Cost: None. Zero. 

The Catch: Absolutely none. Our mission is to continue to educate the community on bleacher and athletic equipment safety. Many of you have expressed interest in additional knowledge and this is a hands on opportunity to continue your education, right in your facility. 

Opportunity: Invite the district, invite the county. Collaborate with others to make the most of the session.

**Gym Safety Sessions only offered to facilities in the state of Ohio. 

Interested?

Contact Kami Wernimont, 614-882-0790 x13 via email

Building Safety Month: 5 Safety Products You Need In Your Gym | PSS Guest Post

Hussey Telescopic Bleachers

5 Safety Products You Need In Your Gym Guest Post by Performance Sports Systems Equipment Locks & Safety Straps Locks and safety straps are designed to prevent ceiling-hung and wall-mounted gym equipment from falling in the event of a cable or winch failure. If the equipment were to malfunction and start to fall, the lock or strap would engage and…

Building Safety Month: Earth Wind & Fire & Outdoor Bleachers

Outdoor Bleacher Clean Up

We talked previously about cleaning the bearing surface for your telescopic bleachers, but how often are you cleaning up under your outdoor bleachers?

We’re taking the perspective of Safe and Sanitary with this one. You want to make sure your understructure is free of combustibles including unruly vegetation and stored materials.

If you do have stored materials that are combustible, you want to be sure to have proper sprinkler systems in place to prevent a fire from starting, spreading, and harming your patrons. Remember, a disaster like this is less noticeable when the grandstands are full of a cheering crowd and with smells of summer and fall mixed in; smoke is not as easily detected. Taking the proper precaution to keep patrons safe is a priority.

Fallen leaves may appear harmless, but they’re quick to catch fire and spread should someone drop something through the stands. They should be cleared out as often as possible to prevent a fire hazard as well as to prevent moisture build up after a downpour.

Vegetation under the bleachers trap in moisture, becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mosquitos while also causing wooden ground bucks on portable bleachers to deteriorate.

While you’re likely not thinking of your outdoor bleachers while staying warm inside, the winter weather does have an impact on them. Our weather here in Ohio has been pretty unpredictable, torrential downpours one day and snowstorms with high winds the next then bam, it’s sunny and 58 degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this to say, make sure your bearing surface is free of standing water. A block of ice surrounding concrete supports acts as a vise, ultimately deteriorating the concrete.

With all of this, you’ll want to make sure your bleachers are always on a level service. If portable bleachers do not have properly installed or damaged mud sills/ground bucks or if foundation column supports are damaged, the unit may sink and/or become unstable.

Earth, Wind, and Fire it’s not just a great 70’s band, it’s what impacts your bleachers through the seasons.

 

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