09 Mar 4 Safety Signs Your Artificial Grass Sports Field Should Have Posted
The second someone walks onto your artificial turf sports field, they should know what the rules and expectations for use are. Not only will that help you maintain your field better, but it will also help protect players from doing things that could damage themselves.
To make sure that everyone from players to spectators to media know what your rules for field use are, you’ll want to get quality, easy-to-read signs near any entrances, and have coaches or team managers ensure that players abide by them.
These four signs help communicate safety rules for your field and will help you protect your facility.
- Heat Warnings
Especially in areas with warm climates like Southern California, it’s important to let players know that the field can get hot. You can take proactive measures by cooling it down with some water, but it’s important to prepare people beforehand.
It’s also a good idea to include a reminder to drink plenty of water on warm days, wear loose clothing, and take breaks when needed. Your sign can include the symptoms of heat-related illness so that players protect themselves:
- Muscle cramps
Make sure there is a shaded or covered area so anyone feeling ill can get out of the direct heat.
- Usage Time
For fields with public access, it’s crucial to clearly display the times that the field is available for use. Factors like lighting and lack of supervision can lead to potential injuries, without the resources to care for them. Plus, you want to give your field a break from continued excessive use.
- Shoes Required
While artificial grass feels soft, it’s not a good idea to allow anyone to use your field when barefoot. First of all, the risk of injury is always increased when shoes aren’t worn, but also, going without shoes can be unhygienic, both to the person themselves and to other players on the field.
- Prohibited Items
Make it very clear which items cannot be brought into the immediate area of the field. You may have your own list of restrictions, but some of the common ones are:
- Cars, bikes, skateboards, skates, scooters
- Smoking and open fire
- Illegal drugs or alcohol
- Chewing gum
- Dogs or other pets
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