Always Use an FIH Certified Field Builder

1st Oct 2018

That’s the strong recommendation of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) if you are considering a new artificial turf hockey pitch. They believe this will help protect your school or club’s investment by introducing a contractor who has a proven ability to consistently build to the FIH Hockey Turf and Field Standards.

As you would of course expect S&C Slatter is such an FIH Certified Field Builder.

In fact, we were the first company to receive this prestigious endorsement and certification back in 2016 and since then have installed many pitches which have been awarded an FIH Certificate of Field Performance.

These have included new hockey facilities for Eton College, Roedean School, Benenden School, Yateley Hockey Club, Warwick University.

Among the qualities and capabilities sought by the FIH a field builder must consistently prove to be and or possess:

  • A specialist in hockey pitch construction with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the needs of the game.
  • Produce the highest approved, independently verified, quality.
  • A proven multi-project record of delivering performance-certified facilities.
  • In-house design, civil engineering and artificial turf surfacing expertise.
  • A robust quality management system.
  • Comprehensive maintenance services.

The FIH Certified Field Builder designation is an important part of the FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf, which is designed to ensure the sustainability, affordability and accessibility of hockey turf worldwide.

S&C Slatter has a substantial heritage in the design, build & maintenance of sports facilities and estate infrastructure. Our one stop service reach embraces all elements of project development and delivery for new build, refurbishment or replacement programmes.

Five specialist in-house divisions – Sports Construction, Surfacing & Civils, Design & Planning, Sports Maintain and Smart Pitches – provide a group of focussed, customer-centric, in-house resources highly tuned to specific project works and specifications.

Our commitment to in-house resourcing gives us direct and full control over quality assurance and works programming, both of which contribute to a higher standard of finished product.

In addition to its FIH Certified Field Builder status, S&C Slatter is recognised, accredited and certified by a number of governing and advisory bodies. These embrace quality management systems (QMS), procurement, supply chain management and risk management as well as sports and construction-specific performance standards.