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Goal Post Guardrail Protecting Facility Worker

Goal Post

Full Doorway Safeguarding

Elite Overhead Protection

Ideal Shield’s Goal Post System is a vertical guardrail system designed to protect your overhead doors, high-speed dock doors, and door tracks, from excessive damage and expensive repairs.

Our Goal Post System, made of 6” steel posts and 4” schedule 40 steel pipe crossbar, and arrives in three sections for quick installation.  No welding, sanding, or painting required. Just slot together and draw out the set bolts, hoist, and set in place.

Need custom configurations? No problem. Our team can custom design your Goal Posts to fit your exact protection needs. 

Standard finish includes bare pipe and, like all of Ideal Shield guardrail system products, our HDPE plastic sleeving. Galvanized or Primed pipe finish is available as well, upon request.  

Add-ons include Motion Sensors & Presence Detectors, Installation Embed Spools, Flanges, and Heavy-Duty Base Plates

This is a perfect overhead door guarding solution for distribution centers, clean rooms, and cold storage facilities to eliminate costly door repairs.

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Product Details

Pipe post: 6″ diameter, schedule 40 pipe sleeved in HPDE plastic
Pipe rails: 4″ schedule 40 pipe sleeved in HPDE plastic
Standard Heights: 8', 10', 12', 14', 16'
Standard Widths: 8', 10', 12', 14', 16'
Standard Base Plate: 12"x 12"x 3/4"
Core-In: recommended at least 24" deep, 7" round steel floor sleeve available

*Installation hardware not included

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Forklift Protection High or Low

Overhead and Side Slide Doors

American Made

Made and Fabricated in the USA


Motion Sensors, Spools, Flanges & HD Base Plates

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Our Products Working For You

Cold Storage
Distribution Facility
Ideal Shield Goal Post Guardrail at Honeyville
Conveyor Protection
Ideal Shield's Clearance Bar hanging from Goal Post Guardrail for forklift passage.
Dock Door Protection

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Ideal Shield Goal post systems can be installed with surface mounted base plates or can be cored into your facility's concrete (recommended).
Ideal Shield recommends a 24” core depth for our Goalpost applications if applicable.
No, the 4” schedule 40 crossbar is fits in the 6” schedule 40 upright and is secured by drawing out a set screw on each side, preventing the piece from coming apart while allowing it to absorb multiple impacts.
The Base Plated Goal Post is designed to withstand forklift hits at 4-6 mph; Core-in Goal Post is designed to withstand hits at 8 mph.
We use a no-weld process which allows the guardrail to disperse energy upon impact, creating a stronger, more durable guardrail. Once assembled, the posts and base plates will tighten into place and be stable for contact.
Yes. In those cases we usually use a 12” x 12” base plate with a short 6” core or just a 12’ x 12’ base plate if you cannot core into the cement. We also offer Embedded Spools that can ease this install process.
Ideal Shield’s Goal Posts ship in 3 separate pieces which save you money shipping costs.
Base plate size is 3/4” x 12”x 12” – the can also be cored and the recommended core length is 24”.
7” Round Steel Floor Sleeves x the depth at least 24”.
Inside dimension.
Core drill a 10” hole x the depth.
We recommend a 3/4” x 12 x 12 base plate with a 6” core-in.
We recommend 3/4” x 6 1/4”.
Yes, check out our Motion Sensor Goal Post page for more information.

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7 Eleven
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What our customers are saying

“We purchased some sign bollard covers from you all a few months ago and they work great! So far we’ve had 0 signs fall over in our parking lot. This time last year we had 2-3 fall over so already we’ve saved roughly $500 dollars in damages.”

William Myers - Amazon

“I have been truly impressed with the covers we bought from you so many years ago. They have been exposed to direct sunlight for years and have not faded one bit after all this time! Kudos!”

Mark C. - UBT

“First and foremost, we have loved the sign bases. They have gone through the various states of weather that Minnesota has to offer and they are withstanding the weather and doing a great job for us. At this time, we have all of our needs, however, after the Super Bowl and when we head into our spring events we could be looking to purchasing additional signs. ” 

Representative from US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings & Super Bowl 52

“This is just what we were looking for. Well made. We will be installing it next week. Everyone here is excited to have a railing to hang onto with winter coming. We at St. Cyprian thank you and your facility for help us.”

Carl Baltosiewich w/St. Cyprian

“Ideal Shield had some of the best prices on the market for bollards and covers. They were very easy to deal with and provided prompt shipment. The quality of the material was exceptional and a breeze to install.” 

James Harvill

“Steris Pharmaceutical chose Ideal Shield handrail because it’s sturdy, and the mounting brackets worked really well. Very happy with the product.”

Kevin Korb - Rite Hite

“When compared to other railing systems, Ideal Shield’s anchor system is cost-efficient and super strong – plus fully removable for relocation. Ideal Shield offers quality products that are very durable and never require painting.”

Donnie Frederick - Odessa College

“Ideal Shield has helped me out of many issues over the last couple of years. The restaurant business is always under a sense of urgency. It’s refreshing when someone drops everything & goes the extra mile to help. That is VERY rare this day & age.” 

Kari Carper - BDH Contracting

“I am speechless, I have never had a company go above and beyond what Y’all are doing for Us.  There are only two words to describe Ideal Shield Character and Integrity.  I will be sure to tell everyone I do business with about your company. ” 

Joe W. - AT&T

“Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with! Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with!”

Dave Albright

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