A big part of some of the projects we undertake here at Sport Systems is retrofitting existing facilities with both equipment and programs that aid in ensuring future safety for both facility operational staff and participants. A large area of concern for many schools and facilities is aging equipment like gym dividers and partitions that can easily become quite dangerous if not serviced properly.
We recently were commissioned to remove and dispose of an aging and non-functioning folding hard gym partition for St. Joseph’s High School in Renfrew, Ontario. In its place we supplied and installed a brand new top-roll gym divider curtain complete with electric operation and key switch.
One of the main benefits of this revolutionary style top-roll curtain is that it completely eliminates cables, belts and straps for an easy and maintenance-free operation. This motorized gym curtain contains no pinch points or other crushing hazards and is adaptable to a variety of ceiling designs for easy installation.
Many operators today opt to go with a two-key system in which two operators are needed to switch the keys and easily look out for any potential blockages and an accompanying clear set of safety rules surrounding the operation and use of their new gym divider.
As a safety precaution many states have now passed legislation making it mandatory for facilities equipped with gym dividers of any kind to have sensors installed that operate much like the ones used for garage door openers. Once triggered, these sensors will stop the divider and reverse the direction, eliminating the risk of a child or other user being crushed between the divider and a wall.