Educational Event

Safety in the Gym: Equipment to Protect Users and Spectators


AIA Milwaukee

Due to the lack of strong rules and/or standards for suspended (wall or ceiling) gymnasium equipment, it is important that you choose the correct products, features and manufacturers to include in project specifications to ensure the safety of players, spectators and any other user of a gymnasium. We will discuss the standards and features to improve gym equipment safety. Program includes specific examples of consequences of not having the proper safety features and equipment in a facility and offers insight on how to avoid those consequences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the need for player and spectator safety in gymnasiums.
  • Discover the various components and stakeholders inside a gymnasium.
  • Define the standards and features to consider to ensure player and spectator safety.
  • Explore the specification and installation of gymnasium equipment.


Lunch is included. Registration is required.


Neal Turner, Gymnasium Equipment Manager, Draper Inc.


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