Sports fencing is essential to reduce risk in schools

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Sports fencing is an important part of any school’s physical education setup, and a school MUGA facility needs to be properly secured to keep users and spectators safe. However, not all fencing is equal. For example, to reduce risk in schools and keep students completely safe during football and basketball games, the highest quality fencing uses additional safety measures that further enhance the performance of any safety solution. Zaun Fencing has many years of experience in providing complete fencing solutions that employ a range of extra features that other fencing brands do not to ensure that nothing is left to chance when it comes to pupil safety. So why are these extra features so important?

Hidden dangers

While safety fences are designed to protect players and spectators from danger, the fence itself can also be a hazard if not properly protected. Zaun fences can be equipped with a range of options to mitigate these dangers: For example, Safety Channels on the tops of low-level fences. These channels cover the tops of fences that stand lower to the ground and maybe gripped by hands or brushed up against by players and spectators, which could present a sharp edge or a place for fingers to become accidentally trapped. By installing safety channels, you can effectively mitigate this risk. Similarly, installing slow-closing mechanisms on gates can avoid slamming shut onto a person in the wind or accidentally closing on a person’s limbs, thereby reducing the risk of injury.

Reducing risk

Not all optional safety features are there to protect against immediate danger, and some are there to avoid potentially dangerous situations ever occurring. For example, roof netting and ball stop netting can prevent objects from entering and leaving the playing area, protecting bystanders from being hit accidentally and players from being hit by balls from other playing areas. Even less obvious dangers can be mitigated: All Zaun products are provided with EPDM inserts, reducing rattling, making it difficult for teachers to hear pupils, itself a risk to their health. Thanks to fencing rather than solid walls, teachers can more easily maintain their line of sight around the sports field, allowing them to see all areas at once and spot potential injury or dangerous situations like fights or bullying.

Zaun Fencing solutions go above and beyond the usual in providing world-class health and safety for pupils, teachers, and bystanders around school MUGA facilities to reduce risk in schools.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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