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Standard-Compliant Fence for Sports Facilities

Today, we discuss a delicate topic: the characteristics of UNI 13200-compliant fences. We will talk about why they are necessary, when they must be used, and how they should be constructed. I am Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce site for fences and related products. In this video interview, we talk with Engineer Giuseppe Lonero, who has been assisting us for years with the certification of our fences.

The UNI 13200/3 Standard

The UNI 13200/3 standard is referenced by the DM dated March 8, 1996, which governs the safety of sports facilities. This standard applies when events are held on behalf of CONI or sports federations recognized by CONI and involve more than 100 spectators. If your field does not meet these conditions, it is not mandatory to certify the fence. However, it is always better to check the need for certification, especially if there is a possibility of having more than 100 spectators during an event.

Technical Characteristics of Standard-Compliant Fences

Designing a UNI 13200/3 compliant fence means ensuring that it can withstand certain push forces. The standard requires that the fence can withstand a variable push force between 200 and 300 kilograms per linear meter at the parapet level (1.10 meters from the ground). For taller fences, up to 2.50 meters, the push force is reduced to a maximum of 100 kilograms per linear meter. These characteristics must be ensured through three fundamental elements: the foundations, the materials used, and the correct installation.

Structural Elements

The foundations must be wide enough to resist overturning. The vertical posts must be strong enough not to bend under pressure, and the mesh must be securely anchored to the posts. The chain link mesh is tied to tension cables, connected to the posts through metal rings. These rings must have enough strength not to open under the expected push force.

Laboratory Tests

To certify our fences, we have conducted several laboratory tests: on individual components, on the tension cables, and on the metal rings. These tests ensure that the fence can withstand the loads specified by the standard. Certification is not just a document but a process that includes theoretical calculations and practical verifications.

Cost and Considerations

Building a standard-compliant fence is an expensive undertaking that requires high-quality materials and proper installation. The foundations, for example, must be 70 cm wide and 30 cm deep, with a continuous reinforced structure. This type of fence must be carefully designed and verified to ensure the safety of spectators and athletes.

Fences and Gates

A standard-compliant fence can also include gates, which must comply with the UNI 13241-1 standard. Gates must also be designed and certified to ensure safety. Our certification covers all relevant standards, both for fences and gates.

Responsibility and Verification

If a fence does not comply with the standard, the facility manager can face serious legal consequences in the event of accidents. It is essential that all standards are met to avoid problems. During construction, we constantly verify that everything is done correctly, including the materials used.


For those who need a standard-compliant fence, Fenceshop is the ideal choice. We collaborate with Engineer Giuseppe Lonero to ensure that all our fences are certified and safe. For more information or to request a consultation, you can contact us through the details provided in the description.

Thank you for your attention, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more videos and information about fences. If you have any questions, leave a comment, and we will be happy to answer. See you in the next video!

Thank you, Giuseppe, for your participation. Thank you, Marco, and goodbye to everyone.

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