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Celebrating 10 years of the SGSA
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Academic Forum minutes – 5 September 2019
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Football Spectators Act 1989
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SGSA Conference 2022 – tickets now available
Licensed standing begins
Martyn Henderson awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List
2021 – Reasons to be cheerful part 4
Reflections on 2021
End of year reflections from the Chair
Fan-led Review of Football Governance published
First licensed standing grounds announced
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the SGSA
SG03: Event Safety Management webinar
Planning safe events – online training
New SG03: Event Safety Management guidance available to buy
Licensed standing areas at top flight football grounds to be allowed from January
New guidance document brings together the core elements of event safety management
New Event Safety Management guidance published
New research highlights safety requirements of Neurodiverse fans at live sporting events
Annual Report and Accounts published
Events and attractions guidance
Honours for SGSA members
Keeping structural checks and sports grounds inspections high on the agenda
Derek Wilson appointed Chair of SGSA
New spectator safety qualifications
New training dates added
Sports unite to show nation they are fan ready
Ticketing partners come together to support the return of fans to live sport
Return of fans announced
Fan experiences at pilots
Ken Scott receives MBE
Planning for social distancing – international
SG02: Planning for physical distancing international edition
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Planning for social distancing: lessons from case studies
2019/20 Injuries at football grounds report released
SG02: Planning for social distancing
Planning for social distancing – videos
Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) and Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) join to promote fan engagement
Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Drones – SGSA Knowledge Series
Football without spectators guidance
Sport without spectators – general guidance
Risk-based safety certificates – Knowledge Series
Zone Ex – SGSA Knowledge Series
Capacity Calculations – SGSA Knowledge Series
35 years since Bradford tragedy
Taylor Made – 30 years since the formation of the Football Licensing Authority
Women in Sports Grounds Safety
SGSA supporting African football safety and security
Promoting safety across Europe
Fond farewell to John Perkins
Safe management of standing at football – emerging findings
Safety and academia
SGSA Strategic Plan 2020-24 published
SGSA speaks at FIFA Master programme
SGSA supporting Stadium Safety and Security Workshop
Standing at Football Review Released
Annual Conference 2019
Message of condolence
New partnership formed with BASIS
New partnership with LABC formed
One year on for our Chief Executive
Licensing the 2019/20 season
Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 published
Integrated safety management for major events
SGSA and FIFA collaboration
Wolverhampton Wanderers new seating announcement
Fire Risk Assessment Forms
Council of Europe Convention Signed
Essential first aid
Progress made, but more needed
SGSA welcomes new Board Members
Five top messages from the Green Guide Briefings
Cyber Security for Major Events Guidance
National Occupational Standards for Spectator Safety Review
Honour for SGSA Inspector
Winter reminders for sports grounds
Safety Certification Guidance Updated
Reflections on security at future major events
New sports safety guidance launched
Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) – Available to buy
Condolence message to Leicester City Football Club
Government review of evidence relating to the all-seater policy
Terrorism, Technology and Thinking – Key messages for Venue Safety
The evolution of the Green Guide
SGSA Welcomes New Interim Chief Executive
SGSA welcomes announcement
Equality And Human Rights Commission Report on Premier League Accessibility
ACT Awareness ELearning
Advising on Perth’s Optus Stadium
Supporting African football with FIFA
Supporting London 2012
Supporting Brazil to host a successful World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016
Helping India deliver a successful Under 17 World Cup
Event Safety Management annexes and templates
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Collation of all links and information on COVID-19 guidance
Ken Scott reflects on the first weekend of licensed standing.
Watch our latest webinar on-demand.
A one-day online training course applying the concepts of the SGSA’s latest guidance document to planning and managing safe events.
Full details about the early adopter programme for licensed standing at football grounds.
Purchase your copy online.
Government guidance on managing COVID-19 risks.
Rimla Akhtar and former Chair Alan Coppin both receive OBEs in Queen's Birthday Honours List
Two new SG02 training dates are available - 27 January and 3 February. Book online.
The Group is working with sport bodies to explore high-tech solutions to get fans back into venues. Find out more about its work,
Ken Scott, SGSA's Head of Inspectorate, receives an MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours.
Access the international version of SG02: Planning for physical distancing. Now available in English, French and Spanish.
SG02 webinar presentation and question and answer sessions available to view.
We've put together videos to help sports grounds implement the social distancing guidance.
SGSA has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Advice for Safety Advisory Groups and sports grounds on playing matches with no spectators.
We've published general guidance for sport without spectators.
SGSA Inspector Rick Riding presents how to calculate capacity at sports grounds.
Original Board member Simon Inglis reflects on the set up of the Football Licensing Authority, predecessor to the SGSA.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2020 we've caught up with the female SGSA Inspectors
SGSA signs a new partnership with ESSMA
Details of our next academic panel.
The SGSA has published its five-year Strategic Plan which aims to improve safety of sports grounds both in the UK and internationally.
DCMS has released a review of standing at football.
Presentations from the 2019 Annual Conference
Update on safety qualifications
SGSA passes message of condolence to the family of former FLA Inspector Jim Chalmers
The SGSA has announced a new partnership with the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS).
The SGSA is pleased to announce a new working partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC).
Martyn Henderson reflects on his first year with the SGSA.
Today the SGSA is licensing Premier League and English Football League clubs to admit spectators ahead of the start of the season.
Find out about a recent SGSA training course delivered in Singapore
Find out about the work SGSA has been doing in Africa with FIFA.
Our response to the announcement from Wolverhampton Wanderers about installing seats incorporating barriers.
Fire risk assessment forms from the National Fire Chiefs Council.
Alan Coppin, Chair of SGSA, takes part in a first aid course with St John's Ambulance
SGSA's Board members talk about the role of women in sport on International Women's Day
The five top messages from our Green Guide briefings
New guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre on cyber security
Final chance to have your say on the new occupational standards for spectator safety.
SGSA Inspector Lou Elliston receives a New Year's Honour
Martin Girvan gives five top tips for dealing with cold weather at sports grounds.
Updated safety certification guidance for local authorities released.
Ken Scott blogs about his reflections on security at future major events.
Sixth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) is available to buy.
A message of condolence following the tragic events this weekend.
Government has recently announced that it will commission an external analysis of evidence relating to the all-seater policy. Its aim is that initial analysis work will be completed by the end of 2018.
In this blog, Head of Inspectorate Ken Scott reflects on the challenges for modern stadiums.
A blog reflecting on the evolution of the Green Guide over the years.
Martyn Henderson has taken over as Interim Chief Executive of the SGSA
The EHRC report on the progress Premier League clubs have made into achieving the standards for disabled supporters.