How Safe is Your Gym?
Safety is a primary concern in schools today. Spalding, one of the leading gym equipment manufacturers, has teamed up with the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) to establish a program called the GYM DOCTOR to address this concern. The GYM DOCTOR is a gymnasium equipment safety evaluation tool designed to help keep students, athletes, coaches and spectators as safe as possible.
The Gym Doctor is a Free evaluation program that covers the following areas:
- Backboard Padding
- Safety Belts
- Proper Operation
- Floor Plate
Gym Wall Padding
- Safety Devices
It is recommended by Consumer Product Safety Commission that these areas be inspected on an annual basis. Sport Construction Midwest has been selected and registered as the Spalding GYM DOCTOR representative in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska . We can perform these inspections within the guidelines of Spalding's Gym Doctor Program, adding in the additional areas to be inspected. The Gym Doctor Safety Evaluation is performed FREE OF CHARGE to all who request it. As a result of the evaluation your district will be presented with a written report documenting the condition of your facility and, if necessary, recommendations to make it as safe as possible.
About NFHS - National Federation of State High School Association
The Indianapolis-based National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) leads the development of education-based interscholastic sports and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets directions for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation, experience, publishing official rules, establishing consistent standards for competition, and helping the member state associations and professionals who oversee sports and activities in approximately 18,500 high schools with 11 million participating students.
Spalding is the official basketball supplier of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the official net systems supplier of USA Volleyball. AAI (a division of Spalding) is the official gymnastics equipment supplier of the USA Gymnastics and the NCAA. Spalding worked in conjunction with the NFHS to specifically increase the level of safety in all athletic facilities by initiating the free Gym Doctor program.
About Sport Construction Midwest
Sport Construction Midwest has over 60 years of experience of athletic equipment experience and is proud to have been selected and registered as the Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska Spalding Gym Doctor representative. We are uniquely positioned to complete the free Gym Doctor service for its customers, including additional services to the original program (still free). Please call Joe at (800) 268-7850 for more information or to schedule your free Gym Doctor Safety Evaluation.
call 800.268.7850 in Iowa and Nebraska and call 888.779.9109 in Missouri.