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National Occupational Standards for Spectator Safety Review

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From Whitehall to White Hart Lane via Gateshead

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National Occupational Standards Review – update

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Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds ‘Green Guide’ – Available Now

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National Occupational Standards Review

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Should A Safety Certificate Include A Requirement For The Holder To Produce A Traffic Management Plan?

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Auxiliary Power Supplies at a Sports Grounds

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What are the alternatives to level 2 NVQ in spectator safety?

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What does Zone Ex mean?

When should the first annual inspection and structural appraisal be undertaken at a new, or recently completed, stadium?

Featured News

Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds ‘Green Guide’ – Available Now

Sixth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds 'Green Guide' is now available to purchase.

What they're saying

“Safety at sports grounds has come a long way since my time as a professional footballer – and the Green Guide has been instrumental in driving this progress. The fact that it is now used around the world as a ‘gold standard’ is testament to the great work of the SGSA and all of its partners in the sporting world.”

Brendan Batson, former SGSA Board Member and West Bromwich Albion footballer

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Supporting African football with FIFA

Details of the collaboration between the SGSA and FIFA and the work we have completed in Africa.