ASTM WK24076

    New Guide for Safety Inspection of Installed Fencing In and Around Athletic, Recreation and other Outdoor Facilities

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F14.10 | Committee F14 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Chain link and other fencing in and around athletic, recreation and other facilities has been the fencing of choice of owner operators of public and private facilities literally for decades. It has served numerous purposes: providing for facility and activity containment, safety protection for participants and spectators; the protection of property and for securing said facilities. Chain Link fencing has played a key role in the developing of design and placement standards for athletic and other recreation facilities. It is a durable and very effective means of support by which athletic and other recreation activities can be safely and effectively carried out. However, the athletic and recreation facilities where chain link fencing is commonly used tend to be very active, heavily scheduled, and more than likely, are a venue for multiple sports and activities. This being said, the wear and tear on chain link fencing can be significant if not taken care of regularly as part of the facilities maintenance operation program. Often, chain link fencing maintenance is not given the attention it should.Therefore, it is the purpose of this safety guideline to provide an awareness document including The Fence Safety Inspection Check List that will trigger the necessary attention to, and the required actions for, the maintenance, repair and/or replacement of chain link or other fencing in and around athletic, recreation and other facilities. It also contains appendices of examples of how this information is to be encompassed in a Management System.


    Softball, baseball, facility inspections, fence inspection reports

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Arthur Mittelstaedt

    Draft Under Development