Surface Performance Ltd are delighted to announce that they have recently been appointed by World Rugby as an accredited field testing institute. This accreditation allows them to carry out testing and certification to artificial turf fields in accordance with World Rugby Regulation 22.
Through securing World Rugby accreditation in addition with their existing FIFA, FIH and ITF accreditations, the company is now able to offer a full suite of field testing services to both contractors and facilities management teams throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
According to Managing Director, Callum Reid, the journey to achieve the accreditation certainly was not straight forward due to the high standards required, however he now hopes that it will benefit the UK artificial grass industry as a whole;
“Our small team of technicians and support staff have maintained focus and worked extremely hard to achieve WR (World Rugby) accreditation since our initial application in 2017. Whilst the journey has been challenging at times, the outcome is that our laboratory works to the highest possible standards and has an impressive technical ability. I am very proud of the entire team.
“Now that we have obtained accreditation from all of the major governing bodies and due to the strategic positioning of equipment and accredited technicians throughout the UK, the end result is that our clients can expect to receive a fast and efficient service at highly competitive rates.”
Mr David Mellor, a recent partner in the company is also looking forward to the future;
“I joined Surface Performance around 12 months ago in order to offer business strategical support and to help build the non sports testing side of the business. However, from where I sit, the recent news that Surface Performance has become a World Ruby approved lab can only be a positive thing for the end users of 3G sports facilities. For years, there appears to have only been two companies that were able to test rugby fields, however now there is a third option and hence increased competition, the cost of field testing will reduce for both contractors and the end user when a re-test is required.”
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