JSHR is a multidisciplinary journal that features investigations, studies, and reviews on current topics in sports, physical activity, health and education.

Latorre, P. A; Mejía, J. A; Gallego, M; Muñoz, A; Santos, M. A. y Adell, M. (2012). Analysis of safety for the sports facilities of Jaén provincial sport games. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 4(1):57-66.



Targets: as a general objective of this study, we plan to identify and evaluate risks in most common sport fields and sport equipmentin the district headquarters where are developed the programs to promote sports and games in Jaen City Hall: County Sports Games. In a specific way, we pretend to describe the level of regulatory compliance of the norms N.I.D.E and UNEEN which determines the security of these spaces and sports facilities. Material and methods: We have analyzed the facilities and sports equipment of 21 villages in the province of Jaen. It has been employed an extension of visual inspection tool, Latorre (2008), composed by 116 items that pose risk situations and normative references. The instrument was adapted to thetopics of scientific validity and reliability. Additionally, it was used and pull cart (company “Ceres Control”.) Results: The average rating on safety of sports facilities was 27.23± 14.3. The small fields are those
with higher regulatory noncompliance; however, covered facilities show the highest levels in severity and number of risks. In equipments, ti should be noted that the 52 basket loading tests, 31 of them failed. In 78 soccer goals loading test, 34 of them failed. Conclusions: the  sports facilities of the villages analyzed present an acceptable overall assessment of safety. However, the presence of specific risks, of significant and intolerable nature, requires the intervention of appropriate measures to remove or reduce these risks, which most of the cases is possible and with a low cost.


Risks, safety, sports and school facilities.


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