Owners/operators of all sports fields have full responsibility for the health and safety of their users and must be seen to be maintaining the goalposts to the current industry standards.
Our goal post safety assessment service provides councils, football clubs and schools the peace of mind that their goal posts are safe, legal and most importantly, fit for purpose and not dangerous.
The brutal reality is that too many serious injuries and fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of unsafe or incorrect use and installation of goalposts. This is something we need to change.
This is in line with the FA and the British Standards Institution’s guidelines for the safe use of goalposts. The main causes of these goal post-related deaths and injuries are from the goals toppling over, or the cross-bar falling down.
Our highly experienced staff will come to your pitch and perform a risk assessment to check the health & safety of socketed goals. We do this with market-leading Harrod Sport’s R.A.D – which stands for Risk Assessment Device. This device allows us to replicate the correct loading on the goal post in different directions, replicating 3 adults swinging on it.
The R.A.D will assess the strength of the crossbar and the stability of the goal whether it’s in-ground sockets or freestanding. These two factors are extremely important as this is what causes almost all incidents surrounding goal post injuries.
The goals will also undergo a thorough visual inspection for missing bolts, corrosion and anything else that does not meet the FA’s guideline.
A common question is “what if the device bends or pulls over my goals?” which it can sometimes do, however if the goal fails, it highlights that it is not safe for use and should be removed immediately and replaced as soon as possible/required.
We are one of the main distributors of Harrod Sport, who are one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment including posts, shelters and goals for a variety of popular sports including football, rugby, hockey and American football.
Whilst our rep is on site assessing the goals, if they pass then all is well. However, if the goals fail, then we will discuss options regarding a replacement and provide advice on how to get funding from governing bodies and FA’s.
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