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Goal Post
Dock Door Protection

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.

Standard finish includes bare pipe and, like all of Ideal Shield guardrail system products, our HDPE plastic sleeving. Galvanized pipe 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

Made of:

Pipe post: 6″ diameter, schedule 40 pipe

Pipe rails: 4″ schedule 40 pipe

All sleeved in durable HDPE plastic
Installation hardware not included

Part Number:

part number guide


Base Plate or Core-In

core-in recommended to be at least 24"


Customized Dimensions to Fit Your Exact Needs


Sensors, Spools, Flanges & more

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The Ideal


  • Custom dimensions available
  • No maintenance required
  • Long lasting protection
  • Base plate or core-in installation 
  • Plated can withstand forklift hit at 4 mph; Core-in can withstand hits at 8 mph 
  • Comes in Safety Yellow 
  • Designed to withstand extreme temperatures  

Easy Installation

  • Ships in three quick-to-install pieces
  • No field welding required

Maintenance Free

  • Schedule 40 steel pipe sleeved in durable plastic to eliminate the need to paint
  • Eliminate costly door repair and replacement




Ideal Shield Goal post systems can be installed with surface mounted base plates or can be cored into you facilities flooring (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.
A plated Goal Post can withstand a hit from a 12,000 lb lift at 4 MPH whereas a cored Goal Post is rated to stop a 12,000 lb lift 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.
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”.

What our customers are saying

“First and foremost, we have loved the 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

“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

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