Doors within training environments often cause one of the greatest hazards, with the danger of either falling through a door, someone opening a door into the dojo, or the door handles and viewing panels themselves presenting a danger. By padding all or a large proportion of doors within a dojo will help to reduce the risk of injury, however not all areas of the door can be covered due to handles, viewing panels and hinges etc.
Risk assessments should be conducted by the trainer to identify the level of training/instruction conducted is appropriate, and that any piece of equipment that is used for that training is suitable and all safe guards are in place.
The PVC surface is resistant to most household stains, mild acids, alkalis and drinks, as they are not absorbed by the vinyl and can be wiped off without any problem or lasting damage. Some more difficult substances such as ballpoint pen, ink and food colourings should be wiped off immediately to avoid staining.
Clean with warm soapy water applied with a damp soft, cloth followed by a clean water rinse, again applied with a damp soft cloth, DO NOT SOAK.
This will help retain the covers appearance and durability. Strong detergents, solvent cleaners, polishes or patent chemical cleaners should not be used as they are unnecessary and may cause embrittlement and cracking of the material. In cases where disinfecting is necessary, the surfaces can be cleaned with a 5% solution of bleach in water. This should be used occasionally as excessive use may damage the coated fabric.