The Movable Soccer Goal Safety Regulation sets procedures on the safe use, installation, maintenance, inspection and storage of movable soccer goals available for public use in Yukon. As of May 1, 2016, the following standards apply to movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg:
Responsibility for inspections and retaining records may be transferred from the person/group offering a goal for use to the public body that operates the recreational facility where the goal is located.
As of October 1, 2016, all regulated goals must meet the manufacturing requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM F2950-14 Standard Safety and Performance Specification for Soccer Goals .
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On July 4, 2012, five year old Jaedyn Amann was fatally injured in an accident involving a movable soccer goal in Watson Lake. To prevent this tragic accident from happening again, the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act was passed on May 16, 2013, and interim safety measures were put in place by the Department of Education and the Yukon Soccer Association.
On May 1, 2016, the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Regulation was passed to set safety standards for movable soccer goals. The regulation is the result of an extensive public engagement process that took place from April to June of 2015, with First Nations governments, Yukon municipalities, recreation and soccer associations, Yukon schools and the Yukon Coroner’s Office.
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