The National Standards Authority of Ireland wishes to announce the launch of a period of public comment on the following draft standards:

I. S. 356 – Playing Field Equipment Goals Functional and Safety Requirements Test Methods for Portable and Fixed Goals (Rugby /Gaelic & Soccer Goals under 5m length)

I.S. 357- Playing Field Equipment Goals Code of Practice on the Procurement, Installation, Maintenance, Inspection and Storage

These standards have been prepared by the NSAI Technical Committee onÓgoal Safety in response to fatal accidents involving defective, modified, unstable or incorrectly anchored goals.

I.S. 356:

This Irish Standard has been developed for those involved in the Manufacture and Testing of new goals and specifies Functional and Safety requirements for portable and fixed goals.

It specifies the functional requirements for portable and fixed goals for rugby, hurling and gaelic football, and soccer goals under 5,0 m length.

It is applicable to goals used for recreational, training or competition in indoor or outdoor areas. It is not applicable to goals that are classed as toys.

I.S. 357:

This Irish Standard has been developed specifically for those that are involved in the procurement, installation, maintenance, inspection and storage of goals.

It gives guidance for the procurement, installation, maintenance, storage and inspection, of goals. It also gives guidance for their inspection and testing by the owner.

It is applicable to goals that are used for recreational play, training and competitions in indoor or outdoor areas. It is not applicable to goals that are classed as toys.

This period of comment will be from the 29th of June until the 10th of August 2007.

Copies of the relevant documents can be downloaded from the following links or can be obtained through contact details provided below:

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/Draft%2017%20IS%20356%20June%202007%20for%20Public%20Enquiry%20.pdf “]Draft I.S. 356 June 2007 for Public Enquiry[/link]

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/Draft%2018%20%20IS%20357%20June%202007%20for%20Public%20Enquiry.pdf “]Draft I.S. 357 June 2007 for Public Enquiry[/link]

Comments on the content of these draft standards should be made in writing (on the templates provided below) on or before the 10th of August 2007 to Elizabeth O Ferrall, Standards Development, NSAI, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 or by email to [email protected]

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/Fax%20Header%20Sheet%20Safety%20of%20Goals%20Public%20comment%20IS%20356.doc “]Fax Header Sheet Safety of Goals Public comment IS 356[/link]

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/Fax%20Header%20Sheet%20Safety%20of%20Goals%20Public%20comment%20IS%20357.doc “]Fax Header Sheet Safety of Goals Public comment IS 357[/link]

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/IS%20356%20comment%20form.doc “]IS 356 comment form[/link]

[link= “www.nsai.ie/uploads/file/IS%20357%20comment%20form.doc “]IS 357 comment form[/link]

Regards

Elizabeth O Ferrall

Technical Secretariat of the Safety of Goals Committee

Telephone (01) 8073855

 

 

14-Jul-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO