Barrier Risk Assessments

Barrier risk assessment
Accolade conducts detailed barrier risk assessments, and can produce site drawings and schedules identifying and prioritising barriers for annual testing and maintenance programmes. Our annual repeat clients range from small athletics clubs to prestigious racecourses and large premier league clubs.

Why have a barrier risk assessment?

Persons in charge of sporting complexes, retail or leisure premises, industrial units or car parks will have a responsibility to ensure all users’ safety. A risk assessment undertaken by suitably qualified and experienced engineers can highlight onsite dangers and provide an opportunity to proactively rectify problems and minimise user risk.

In accordance with the ‘Home Office – Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds’ it is the responsibility of the management of the sports ground to appoint a competent person to undertake and record the annual barrier risk assessment.

Where periodic testing is a requirement we examine all barriers, identify which require immediate testing, and work with you to develop a longer term test schedule, providing clarity into future test requirements and the opportunity to budget for this type of work.

The detailed risk assessment takes into account the barrier’s construction, age, location, signs of deterioration and exposure to moisture.


Why choose Accolade Measurement?

With over 20 years’ expertise in barrier risk assessment, load testing and repair Accolade Measurement’s engineers have a perspective based both on engineering knowledge and years of practice in barrier testing and repair. We can identify problems fast and offer advice on how these can be rectified most efficiently and economically.

All our barrier risk assessment reports are tailored to our client’s requirements, ensuring we provide you with the most meaningful results in an easy to understand format, while conducting all our risk assessment and load testing in strict accordance with the ‘Home Office – Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, Fifth Edition’ (also known as the ‘Green Guide’).

Our UKAS ISO 9001 certification ensures our services consistently meet our customer’s requirements, and that the quality of our work is consistently improving.