Sports Arena Non-Slip Floor Treatments
Each year, millions of Americans visit stadiums, ballparks or arenas to watch concerts, sporting events, ball games, races and other spectator events. Sadly, visitors to these buildings or parks can be at risk for catastrophic injuries or even death should the venue owners or managers fail to follow proper safety standards.
Owners and operators of sporting venues and events are well aware of the risk of injury that can happen to spectators. In order to avoid liability, the tickets to those events often contain warnings advising you that the facility or owners will not be responsible if you are injured while attending the event. This waiver is based on the legal doctrine known as assumption of risk, and many courts will not allow a personal injury lawsuit for injuries or damages that happened while at a sporting or concert event. However, there are exceptions to that rule.
If the owners of the building, stadium, sports complex or arena didn’t take adequate precautions to protect you, the fan, they may be liable for injuries you sustained as a result of their negligence.
Any accident or injury at a ball park, concert arena or sporting event can lead to broken necks, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain injuries, fractured skulls, head trauma, lacerations, internal organ damage and bleeding, or even death to a spectator.
THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS CAN HELP LOWER THE RISKS FOR SLIP-AND-FALL INCIDENTS:
- High-traction, slip-resistant flooring materials with proven high traction characteristics is one of the best ways to avoid slip-and-fall issues.
- Have the flooring coefficient of friction (COF) audited after treatment to confirm slip resistance.
SOME OF THE DANGER AREAS IN SPORTS ARENAS ARE:
- Steps and Walkways
- Locker Rooms
- Food & dining areas