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Goal Post

Full Doorway Safeguarding

Keep Your Uprights...Up Right

Tired of costly door repairs? Ideal Shield’s Goal Post System is 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, arrive 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.  

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

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Made and Fabricated in the USA


Sensors, Spools, Flanges & HD Base Plates

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The Ideal


  • Protect overhead doors, dock doors, speed doors, and cold storage doors
  • Custom dimensions available to fit your exact needs 
  • No maintenance required; sleeved in Safety Yellow durable plastic to eliminate painting 
  • Long-lasting protection
  • Ships in three quick-to-install pieces
  • No field welding required
  • Base plate or core-in installation 
  • Plated can withstand forklift hit at 4 mph; Core-in can withstand hits at 8 mph 
  • Designed to withstand extreme temperatures 
  • Ask about our Heavy Duty Base Plates for ground-level forklift protection


Frequently Asked

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.
In an independent test, the Ideal Shield 8’ wide X 10’ high, base-plated Goal Post withstood the impact from a 14,000lb forklift traveling at 6.5 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”.

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