If goals are anchored with portable style anchors, goals should be stored by being chained together face-to-face, chained to a permanent structure, or in some cases placed in a face down position.
- Remove the net when the goal is not in use.
- Make sure that all connecting hardware is in place and secure.
- Check the structural integrity of the goal.
- Never allow anyone to climb on the goals.
- If goals are to be moved, exercise extreme caution and provideadequate manpower to move the goals.
- Check condition of warning labels.
Goal safety is critical. Here is a simple check list:
- Are anchors in place and secured properly to the goal and ground surface?
- If anchor bags are being used, are they in good condition?
- Are anchor bags adequately filled with aggregate?
- Are anchor bags placed over the base of the goal frames at the back corners?
- Is all connecting hardware, such as nuts and bolts, in place and secure?
- Has the structural integrity of the goal been compromised?
- Are welds cracked?
- Are corner joints secure?
- Is the goal on a level surface?
- Are the goal nets attached properly to the goal frame?
- Do sharp edges exist in any part of the goal and net attachment system?
- Do the nets have large holes or tears?