The Seven Steps
Shop/Gym Equipment

Hazards

  • Unsecured shop/gym equipment may fall, injuring nearby occupants, or blocking doors or exit ways for evacuation during an emergency.

Recommendations

Recommendations for increasing the safety of standard exercise equipment.
Source: Office of Emergency Services

  • Secure equipment to concrete floor with concrete drill-in anchor bolt at each leg.
  • Secure equipment to wood floor with lag bolt at each leg. Lag bolt must be installed into floor joists or blocking.
  • When clip angle is required, screw clip angle to equipment and fasten to floor with either concrete drill-in anchor or lag bolts.

Notes

  • Do not store weights or bar bells on press bench. Store weights in weight rack that is secured to the floor.