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Warning on Mats:

Any activity involving motion, height, or physical contact creates the possibility of serious bodily injury, including permanent paralysis, or death, from falling or landing on the neck, head or other parts of the body.

  • • This mat cannot, and does not, totally eliminate this hazard.
  • • You still assume a risk of serious injury when using this mat.
  • • This risk can be reduced by following the guidance below, and the Instructions for Care, Handling, and Safe Use booklet provided with the mat.

1. Use this mat ONLY under the supervision of trained and qualified instructors.

  • • Any use without trained supervision is HAZARDOUS and risks serious injury.
  • • Coaches/instructors should never permit unsupervised use by athletes.

2. Athletes: Know your own limitations and follow progressive training practices.

  • • Always consult your coach/instructor for proper technique when using this mat.

3. Before performing maneuvers on this mat, instructors and users should always assess the user’s ability to safely accomplish the maneuvers.

  • • Consider the speed and type of the drill; skill level, size and age of the users; number of participants, and available space.

4. Instructors and users of this mat should always make sure that they have allowed enough space to properly and safely perform the chosen maneuver.

  • • Allow an adequate buffer zone from other users and from the end of the mat.
  • • Note that each maneuver or drill may require different buffer zones.
  • • Do not perform a maneuver on this mat if you are uncertain of the amount of space needed.

5. Perform all maneuvers so as to avoid contact with instructors, bystanders or other users, and to avoid going outside the perimeter of this mat.

  • • It may be necessary to add additional mats to the outside perimeter of this mat/mats to create a proper safety mat area.

6. Mat protection may vary according to room temperature. Mat shock-absorbency performs best when room temperature is between 68-degrees F - 72-degrees F.

  • • If temperature exceeds 78-degrees F, additional padding may be necessary to meet minimum shock-absorbency standards as tested in accordance to ASTM F355, Test Method For Shock Absorbing Properties of Playing Surface Systems and Materials.

7. Body slams or similar severe impacts which are illegal under the rules of wrestling, are dangerous and may result in serious injury or death.

  • • For wrestling purposes, always follow current National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS), National Collegiate athletic Association (NCAA), or International Federation of Associated Wrestling Style (FILA) standards, rules and guidelines.

8. Tape or secure mats properly prior to every use to minimize movement during use.

  • • Mats are often constructed in sections. Each section should be properly taped or secured prior to each use to avoid injury from movement during use of the mat.

When using this mat you still assume a risk of serious injury. The risk can be reduced by using the mat only under the supervision of trained instructors and by complying with the Instructions for Care, Handling, and Safe Use accompanying the mat.

DO NOT STORE MATS ON MAT TRANSPORTERS!

Read and follow Instructions for Care, Handling, and Safe Use to reduce risk of serious bodily injury or death, and risk of permanent mat damage.



Warning on Wall Mats:

Any activity involving motion, height, wall collisions or physical contact creates the possibility of serious injury, even death. Resilite mats do not totally eliminate this hazard. The following guidelines should always be followed when using Resilite cushioned wall mats.

  • • This mat cannot, and does not, totally eliminate this hazard.
  • • You still assume a risk of serious injury when using this mat.
  • • This risk can be reduced by following the guidance below.

1. Use this mat ONLY under the supervision of trained and qualified instructors.

  • • Any use without trained supervision is HAZARDOUS and risks serious injury.
  • • Coaches/instructors should never permit unsupervised use by athletes.

2. Athletes: Know your own limitations and follow progressive training practices.

  • • Always consult your coach/instructor for proper technique.

3. Wall mats may offer different levels of protection according to the foam core.

  • • Before performing maneuvers near this wall mat, instructors and users should always assess the type of protection needed and the user’s ability to safely accomplish the maneuvers.

    • • Consider the speed and type of the drill; wall mat protection; skill level, size and age of the users; number of participants, and available space.

    4. Instructors and users of this mat should always make sure that they have allowed enough space to properly and safely perform the chosen maneuver.

    • • Allow an adequate buffer zone from other users and from the wall mat.
    • • Note that each maneuver or drill may require different buffer zones.
    • • Do not perform a maneuver if you are uncertain of the amount of space needed.

    5. Perform all maneuvers so as to avoid contact with instructors, bystanders or other users, and to avoid going outside the perimeter of this mat.

    • • It may be necessary to add additional mats to the outside perimeter area of this mat/mats to create a proper safety mat area.

    6. Mat protection may vary according to room temperature.

    7. Inspect wall mats prior to any activity. Specifically identify any deterioration of the covering and or foam material. Do not use if foam material is missing or deteriorated.

    • • Also, ensure the integrity of the mat mounted to wall surface. Repair or replace as required.

    8. Always follow recommended installation procedures when installing wall padding.

    • • Wall padding / mats should always be installed NO MORE THAN 4" from the floor surface.


    Warning on Gymnastic / Cheer Mats and Floors:

    Any activity involving motion, height, or physical contact creates the possibility of serious bodily injury, including permanent paralysis, or death, from falling or landing on the neck, head or other parts of the body.

    • • This mat cannot, and does not, totally eliminate this hazard.
    • • You still assume a risk of serious injury when using this mat.
    • • This risk can be reduced by following the guidance below.

    1. Use gymnastic apparatus, mats and floors ONLY under the supervision of trained and qualified instructors.

    2. Gymnastic apparatus must be used ONLY when protected by proper matting as recommended for each piece of equipment by the International Gymnastic Federation (F.I.G.). If in doubt concerning proper matting DO NOT use the apparatus.

    3. General purpose tumbling panel mats (folding mats) are designed ONLY for light tumbling activities and general physical education, Under no circumstances are they to be used as a training or landing mat alone.

    4. Know your limitations and the limitations of the product. Follow progressive learning techniques.

    5. All mats, floors, and gymnastic apparatus must be used with proper spotting equipment and trained spotters suitable to the activity or skill. Always consult a trained and qualified instructor.

    6. Before each use, always check mats and floors for damage or wear including tears and flattening of energy-absorbing material. If in doubt, Do Not use the product.

    7. Mats and floors can move during use. Always check for proper positioning of the product before each use.