It’s been a long day testing an artificial 3G rugby pitch. Here is our HIC equipment (EN 1177) in use at a school in Plymouth, UK. This equipment tests the “critical fall height” values of artificial grass pitches.
Surface Performance recently became accredited by The F.A to perform 3G pitch testing.
The FA specify that all pitches of all sizes that are used for competitive play outside of the NLS must be tested in accordance with BS EN 15330 by a recognised testing institute (a test laboratory that is either accredited by FIFA or having UKAS accreditation for all of the 3G pitch test methods specified).
In order for a pitch to remain on The FA 3G pitch resister then it will need to be tested every three years. If a pitch is tested and certified under the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf, the pitch will remain on the FA register for three years from the date of the field test.
For further information on our 3G pitch testing / artificial football pitch testing services then please contact us directly.
We have received several enquiries recently to carry out independant slip testing to school playgrounds and tennis courts.
The Munro slip tester is a great way to ascertain the slip resistance properties of all types of surfaces. Our slip testing service covers all types of floor surfacing slip testing which includes but is not limited to; swimming pool surrounds, industrial & commercial walkways, school playgrounds and of course sports surfaces.
Surface Performance have extended the scope of ISO 17025 accreditation to include FIFA test methods for 3G pitch testing. We have now been fully accredited by The United Kingdom Accreditation Society for the following FIFA 3G artificial pitch tests:
– FIFA Test Method 01: Ball Rebound
– FIFA Test Method 03: Ball Roll
– FIFA Test Method 04a: Shock Absorption
– FIFA Test Method 05a: Vertical Deformation
– FIFA Test Method 06: Rotational Resistance
– FIFA Test Method 12: Surface Planarity
A copy of the UKAS scope of accreditation certificate can be shown below outlining the FIFA pitch testing methods for 3G artificial turf that we hold under our ISO 17025 scope of accreditation ;