Risk Assessment Nicole Shave

Risk 1: Main gate is unlocked and open with no one watching it.

Solution: Make sure that the gate is closed and locked at all times when no one is present or actively passing through it.

Risk 2: Air conditioning units are not fenced in or blocked and have grates large enough for fingers and other items to fit into.

Solution: Put a small fence around the units to prevent unauthorized access and injury.

Risk 3: Wooden bleachers are warped, weathered, and splintering.

Solution: Replace wooden bleachers with aluminum bleachers, which they have at all of their other fields.

Announcer's Booth is very close to the backstop

Risk 4: The announcer's booth is very close to the backstop for one of the fields and children have been able to climb the backstop and have sat on the roof of the announcer's booth in the past.

Solution: Move the announcer's booth back if possible. If moving the booth is not possible than they should have a volunteer stationed at the backstop barring children from climbing it to sit on the roof of the booth.

Risk 5: This field is not completely fenced in, which means anyone can walk onto the field at any given point. This is particularly risky for this organization because there are often young children playing in these areas during games, and they may not know it is not acceptable to enter the playing field during a game.

Solution: Add another fence panel to completely fence the field in. If adding a panel is not an option, than a volunteer should be placed at the gap when the field is in use to ensure no unauthorized access.

Risk 6: Area around the drainage grate drastically (several inches) slopes down creating a safety hazard for those walking past it in the parking lot. In addition, the parking lot is slightly uneven and sloping.

Solution: The best option would be to repave the parking lot to fix this issue as well as the sloping and large cracks. This would be the best option because it appears they have tried a temporary patch in the past (bottom right corner of the drain), but it has weathered and needs replacing. However, if repaving the parking lot is not an option this area should be repaired in some manner.

Risk 7: Ambulance and other emergency vehicles cannot fit through this opening if they needed to reach this particular softball field. This means that emergency vehicles would have to park on the street to have the easiest access to this field, but the street is often blocked with parked cars leaving no safe and easily accessible area for them to park.

Solution: Widen the opening to allow easier access for emergency vehicles.

Risk 8: Pathway to this field is very uneven and has a lot of dips and holes which people can trip over and injury themselves. This is a major risk because this is the only way to get to this field as the surrounding areas are all fenced in.

Solution: A paved walkway would be the best solution to minimizing this risk. However, if a paved walkway is not an option some type of walking surface should be put down to smooth out the surface.

Risk 9: Gate to the field is open and equipment is left out and accessible.

Solution: Equipment should be put in the locked equipment shed, and the gate to the field should be locked when not in use in order to avoid unauthorized use.

Risk 10: Access to the electrical panel is not restricted which leaves it vulnerable to vandalism and other damage.

Solution: A fence around the panel could help to restrict access to the panel to help reduce the risk of vandalism and other damage. This would also help to prevent other unauthorized activity from taking place around the panel such as sitting on the box, using it as a table, etc.

Risk 11: Another drainage grate has a steep dip next to and it is not blocked off to the public. This poses a large risk because it located very closely to the main "entrance" to the spectating area for one of the fields.

Solution: The whole needs to be filled in order to smooth the surface around the grate due to the volume of people that has access to it.

Risk 12: None of the fields and spectator areas have signs warning of potential hazards (batted balls, bats, etc.).

Solution: Create and place a minimum of one warning sign at each field that warns spectators of hazards.


This sign located on the main gate to the baseball fields does a good job of warning people that this is private property and that by ignoring the sign on the closed gate means that they are trespassing. This sign would be classified as an informational sign as it informs people that this is private property.

These signs do a sufficient job of welcoming visitors to the complex and warning them of what is not permitted into the complex (dogs, smoking, etc.). In addition, it points visitors in the direction of the closest rest rooms as well as featuring some municipality signs (fire lane). However, as seen in the picture one sign is not visible due to the location of the garbage can. A simple solution to this problem is to move the garbage can. These signs would be classified as warning/emergency, informational, and directional signs. The rest room sign is directional as it has an arrow pointing to the rest rooms, the welcome and restricted items signs are informational signs as it is informing patrons of the rules, and the remaining signs are warning signs as they identify the purpose of certain areas and warn violators of the consequences of violating them.

These signs do a good job of identifying each individual field in order to ensure players and spectators are at the correct field. All of these signs would be classified as informational as their purpose is to identify which field is which.

These signs do a good job of telling people where they are not permitted to park. These signs are classified as rules/regulations signs because they are informing people of the rules for this area, but do not identify any consequences for violating this.

This sign does a sufficient job of warning people not to bring their dogs on the property. This would also be classified as a rules/regulations sign because it is informing individuals of the policies.

These signs recognize championship teams assembled by the league and identifying the members of those teams. These signs would be classified as miscellaneous signs because they are simply recognizing the accomplishments of certain teams/individuals, but serve no informational, warning, or regulatory purposes.

These signs do a very good job of identifying some of the league's sponsors. In addition, these signs face a heavily traveled road which provides for maximum visibility. These signs would be considered sponsorship signs because they are identifying two sponsors and their identifying information.


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