Delivering Safety Metrics for every Brock Artificial Turf Field
The venues for athletic play need to be safe for every athlete. Period. It’s not enough to simply reassure parents that, “Yeah the field is plenty safe.” There has to be data to back up such a claim. To determine the safety and playability of any turf, research facilities and universities around the world have developed standardized tests and equipment. These certified devices test for three primary parts of the body: the head, the body, and when a foot strikes the surface.
Brock has helped push the industry forward and demand higher standards for safety. Every brock field is tested after installation to determine HIC (Head Injury Criterion) and Gmax (unit of measurement for Gravity) scores. The third test Brock conducts on every field is the Vertical Deformation test that measures the stiffness under foot during running, meaning the depression and recovery of a field in millimeters. These three tests are conducted across the entire field and each Brock customer is delivered a thorough report that they can use in proving the safety measures employed in their field design. Brock can provide these tests as a general field assessment, or we can recommend a third party lab that can conduct a certified test.