Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) provides independent sports field auditing of natural turf facilities, including elite and community sports fields, schools, golf courses, racetracks and bowling greens.
Councils, schools, community and elite sports facilities who have contracted ASTC to conduct sports field auditing have in turn requested repeat testing, otherwise known as benchmarking. Sports facility benchmarking enables the client to track how their facility is performing based on earlier data, seek additional turf maintenance advice, maintain their asset and show a duty of care to the end user. Testing for Councils also helps them prioritise which of the fields should receive an allocation of their annual budget to conduct routine, minor or major works to improve turf quality and field safety.
ASTC can also undertake an independent review of sports field usage data and can provide information that will assist Councils, clubs, schools etc. to make sure they are not over using their asset(s).
Specialist sports field auditing and or benchmarking services may include, but not limited to following the following tests using a range of performance testing tools.