Unsecured Portable Goal Post Fatality; January 26, 2011
Pullen Insurance was recently advised of a fatality which was caused by an unsecured portable goal. This most unfortunate event occurred during school recess at a local Arkansas elementary school.
While this loss is not connected with US Youth Soccer or any state association, portable goal safety policies and procedures need to be an integral part of a club’s risk management loss prevention program.
Key elements of a portable goal safety program are as follows:
- All portable goals must be inspected prior to any activity taking place on the field to assure that portable goals have been secured.
- Coaches need to communicate with players and their parents the dangers of unsecured portable goals to include horseplay at and around portable goals.
- Supervision of players