To apply for a Venue/Site membership you will use the UKPSF “Code of Practice” in the running of your venue. Member sites must supply their in date Public liability insurance certificate.
Venues will also be asked to complete a questionnaire, where they will have
to demonstrate that they have:
- A basic level of First aid cover.
- Adequate staffing levels.
- Basic safety practices in place, such as chronographing their paintball markers.
- Basic facilities such as toilets.
1. Basic Member
£200 per year
+ £50 per additional venue
2. Accredited Members
(Valid for 3 years)
Self Accreditation paperwork must be completed, and a further £50 fee to cover administering Accredited status (payable when the accreditation pack is submitted)
Self Accreditation lasts for a period of 3 years before being renewed.
3. Accredited Plus Member
(Valid for 3 years)
To become an Accredited Plus member your site will be inspected by a UKPSF independent inspector.
The inspection incurs an additional fee of £200, plus travel Expenses.
If you would like to be an accredited Plus member please contact us, and we will send further detail, including a list of suitable UKPSF inspectors available to inspect your venue (for sites with more than one venue, the cost of further sites inspection will be lower and by negotiation, recognising multiple venues in the same ownership will have much in common in terms of processes and practices).
Code of Practice for Site Operators
Paintball is a high energy, high adrenalin sport and the UKPSF’s main focus is on promoting the enjoyment of the sport in a safe environment.
Accordingly, UKPSF member venues subscribe to a Code of Practice for Site Operators, which was developed by the UKPSF and which is regarded by those venues, insurers, and local and national government bodies alike as the industry standard for paintball venues.
Many of the top leisure insurance companies require paintball venues to adhere to the "UKPSF code of practice"
Please ensure you maintain your membership to be updates with the current and up to date copy of the "code of practice"
Site will recieve
News and health and saftey updates:
We strive to keep sites up to date on the laws surrounding paintball, we publish a blog which is accesable via our "members area" and all site members are invited to join our "Facebook group" for all site and trade owners.
Documents, forms and resources:
The UKPSF hold a whole host of useful documentation and resources to help run a paintball venue, for example:
- Disclaimers which have been translated into many different languages.
- Staff training guidelines.
- Child protection policies.
- Information on air compressor saftey.
- Guidelines from the forestry commision regarding safe weather parameters in woodland.
UKPSF site members are also invited to tap into the knowlage resource of the UKPSF committe with any queries, many of the commitee have many years of experience within the industry and therefore have a broad understanding of all aspects of running a paintball buisness.
Need advice? the UKPSF is open office hours to call, or you can fill in the contact form to be put straight through to a specialist in that area.
The Code of Practice
The “Code of Practice” is issued to all approved UKPSF Site Members and is used as a basis to operate a safe site. There is information about setting up safe areas, playing areas, catering, equipment and marshalling.The Code of Practice document can be purchased by site operators from outside of the UK for £200 +VAT.
The UKPSF Risk Assessment
The UKPSF produce a “Risk Assessment” package for paintball sites. The pack is £50 for members and £100 for non-members.