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Author(s):McAuliffe, Keith
Author Affiliation:Chief Executive, Sports Turf Institute, Australian Centre for Lifestyle Horticulture, Queensland, Australia
Title:What makes a safe playing surface?
Section:Sports playing surfaces
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Source:Australasian Parks and Leisure. Vol. 9, No. 2, Winter 2006, p. 39-40.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Bendigo, Vic, Australia: Parks and Leisure Australia & New Zealand Recreation Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic fields; Sports turf safety; Liability; Health and safety legislation; Litigation; Athletic injuries; Surface hardness; Maintenance guidelines
Abstract/Contents:Describes how the fear of litigation among playing surface management in Australia and New Zealand has led to a decline in athletic participation and maintenance efficiency. Discusses the importance of understanding "the requirements of the sports in question...and ways of measuring and specifying these requirements...to satisfy the needs of participants (and regulatory bodies)." States that international standards regulating "how a surface should perform" should be sport and level of sport dependent and should be "quick and simple to use"; "inexpensive"; "operator insensitive"; and "meaningful."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McAuliffe, K. 2006. What makes a safe playing surface?. Australasian Parks Leisure. 9(2):p. 39-40.
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