What are the standards for goalposts?

Since 2006, all goals must conform to British Standards BS EN 748 (1998) and BS 8462 (2005).

 Goals should be purchased from a reputable manufacturer or distributor and be accompanied with certificate evidence of compliance with the standards. The latest Code of Practice includes inspection, maintenance and storage advice, plus labelling and anchoring information.

Goalpost safety is a concern and sports providers looking after multiple-pitch sites may like to know there is now a goalpost tester for performing risk assessments on football goals used on grass pitches. Manufactured by Harrod UK, the testing device enables you to replicate the strength and stability tests outlined in BS EN 748 and BS 8462. Contact Stadia Sports for more details.

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