Paintball Field Safety Checklist

Paintball Field Safety
Checklist

As a field owner you are faced with several liability issues that you should be aware of.  Usually we are too busy to notice the small details or to attend to all of them.  A check list would help so I have created one as a guideline. I will list 20 quick items that might help you from having claims on your paintball field.  Create your own check list from these ideas.

All paintball field owners should familiarize themselves with the ASTM Safe Practice for Paintball Field Operation (F1777-02) which is available at www.astm.org.  This checklist is for some guidance in starting and keeping your field safe.  It is not the gospel, but a guide. It is written with information from 13 years providing insurance for the paintball industry, from playing paintball for 14 years as a rec player, a tournament player, and a scenario player, owning a paintball field, and owning a family fun center with a paintball field. Continue reading “Paintball Field Safety Checklist”

Paintball Referee Job Description (Part II)

This paintball referee job description article is designed to share some important concepts for a referee for a paintball field.  Since safety is the main concern we stress that these concepts are followed.  These simple points will help you to run a safer and more profitable paintball business. This is part two of a two part series.  If you missed part I, you can read it here.

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Paintball Referee Job Description (Part I)

Paintball Referee Job Description
Paintball Referee Job Description

This article is to share some important concepts for a referee for a paintball field.  Since safety is the main concern we stress that these concepts are followed.  These simple points will help you to run a safer and more profitable paintball business.  This is part I of a two part series. Continue reading “Paintball Referee Job Description (Part I)”

Secrets to a better Paintball Field!

Secrets to a better Paintball Field!
Secrets to a better Paintball Field!

Okay, so you have hopefully made it through the first half of the year and are wondering what direction the paintball industry is going. From talking with field owners and store owners there are mixed emotions out there. The store owners are hit the hardest as nobody is buying very much new equipment. The field owners are mostly saying that business is up, more returning players and new players. I have the best secrets for you and suggest you at least check it out. Here are 4 to start. Continue reading “Secrets to a better Paintball Field!”

Improve Your Paintball Business!

Improve Your Paintball Business
Improve Your Paintball Business

Most of the fields had an increase in business, most of the stores were flat with no growth. The economy has caused some of you to start marketing and selling your services again. In speaking with field owner’s they are telling me that they are contacting the players in their database and offering discounts to entice them to come back and play again.

Oh, you do not have a database??? Use your waivers to get the information of your customers and put them into a database where you can collect their email addresses so you can do email blasts to stay in contact with them. You should be sending them something once a month to keep your field name in front of them. Offering your field for birthday parties, corporate outings such as team building, church groups for youth ministries, charity fund raisers will create a buzz about your paintball field and keep them coming back. Continue reading “Improve Your Paintball Business!”

How Do I Lower Paintball Field Liability Exposures?

Lower Paintball Field Liability Exposures
Lower Paintball Field Liability Exposures

As a field owner you are faced with several liability issues that you should be aware of.  Usually we are too busy to notice the small details or to attend to all of them.  A check list would help but after the first 2 weekends the clipboard comes up missing and you forget about it.  I will list 20 quick items that might help you from having claims on your paintball field.  Create your own check list from these ideas.  All paintball field owners should familiarize themselves with the ASTM Safe Practice for Paintball Field Operation (F1777-02) which is available at www.astm.org.  This article is for some guidance in starting and keeping your field safe.  It is not the gospel, but a guide. It is written with information from 13 years providing insurance for the paintball industry, from playing paintball for 14 years as a rec player, a tournament player, and a scenario player, owning a paintball field, and owning a family fun center. Continue reading “How Do I Lower Paintball Field Liability Exposures?”