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Standing at Football Review Released

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Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 published

Integrated safety management for major events

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Wolverhampton Wanderers new seating announcement

Fire Risk Assessment Forms

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SGSA welcomes new Board Members

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Brackley Town hosts SGSA Chair

Cyber Security for Major Events Guidance

National Occupational Standards for Spectator Safety Review

Honour for SGSA Inspector

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From Whitehall to White Hart Lane via Gateshead

2018 – Insights from the Chair

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

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Equality And Human Rights Commission Report on Premier League Accessibility

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Collation of all links and information on COVID-19 guidance

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Sports Technology and Innovation Group

The Group is working with sport bodies to explore high-tech solutions to get fans back into venues. Find out more about its work,

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Vacancy – Chair of SGSA Board

Closing date: 12pm, 8 December 2020

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Fan experiences at pilots

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Calculating safe capacity with social distancing online training course

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Ken Scott receives MBE

Ken Scott, SGSA's Head of Inspectorate, receives an MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Assessment strategy for spectator safety qualifications during COVID-19

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Call for ideas from the Sports Technology and Innovation Group

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Sports Technology and Innovation Group – Call for ideas

The Sports Technology and Innovation Group has been seeking solutions to enable the return of fans to sports grounds.

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Planning for social distancing – international

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SG02: Planning for physical distancing international edition

Access the international version of SG02: Planning for physical distancing. Now available in English, French and Spanish.

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SG02: Planning for social distancing webinars

SG02 webinar presentation and question and answer sessions available to view.

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Read our latest newsletter

Our August 2020 newsletter is now.

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Planning for social distancing: lessons from case studies

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2019/20 Injuries at football grounds report released

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SG02: Planning for social distancing

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Planning for social distancing – videos

We've put together videos to help sports grounds implement the social distancing guidance.

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Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) and Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) join to promote fan engagement

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Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20

SGSA has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20

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Drones – SGSA Knowledge Series

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Football without spectators guidance

Advice for Safety Advisory Groups and sports grounds on playing matches with no spectators.

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Sport without spectators – general guidance

We've published general guidance for sport without spectators.

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Risk-based safety certificates – Knowledge Series

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Zone Ex – SGSA Knowledge Series

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Capacity Calculations – SGSA Knowledge Series

SGSA Inspector Rick Riding presents how to calculate capacity at sports grounds.

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35 years since Bradford tragedy

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Taylor Made – 30 years since the formation of the Football Licensing Authority

Original Board member Simon Inglis reflects on the set up of the Football Licensing Authority, predecessor to the SGSA.

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Women in Sports Grounds Safety

To celebrate International Women's Day 2020 we've caught up with the female SGSA Inspectors

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SGSA supporting African football safety and security

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Promoting safety across Europe

SGSA signs a new partnership with ESSMA

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Fond farewell to John Perkins

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Safe management of standing at football – emerging findings

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Safety and academia

Details of our next academic panel.

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SGSA Strategic Plan 2020-24 published

The SGSA has published its five-year Strategic Plan which aims to improve safety of sports grounds both in the UK and internationally.

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SGSA speaks at FIFA Master programme

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SGSA supporting Stadium Safety and Security Workshop

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Standing at Football Review Released

DCMS has released a review of standing at football.

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Annual Conference 2019

Presentations from the 2019 Annual Conference

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Safety qualifications

Update on safety qualifications

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Message of condolence

SGSA passes message of condolence to the family of former FLA Inspector Jim Chalmers

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New partnership formed with BASIS

The SGSA has announced a new partnership with the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS).

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New partnership with LABC formed

The SGSA is pleased to announce a new working partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC).

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One year on for our Chief Executive

Martyn Henderson reflects on his first year with the SGSA.

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Licensing the 2019/20 season

Today the SGSA is licensing Premier League and English Football League clubs to admit spectators ahead of the start of the season.

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Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 published

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Integrated safety management for major events

Find out about a recent SGSA training course delivered in Singapore

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SGSA and FIFA collaboration

Find out about the work SGSA has been doing in Africa with FIFA.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers new seating announcement

Our response to the announcement from Wolverhampton Wanderers about installing seats incorporating barriers.

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Fire Risk Assessment Forms

Fire risk assessment forms from the National Fire Chiefs Council.

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Council of Europe Convention Signed

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Essential first aid

Alan Coppin, Chair of SGSA, takes part in a first aid course with St John's Ambulance

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Progress made, but more needed

SGSA's Board members talk about the role of women in sport on International Women's Day

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SGSA welcomes new Board Members

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Five top messages from the Green Guide Briefings

The five top messages from our Green Guide briefings

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Brackley Town hosts SGSA Chair

Colin Peake, Operational Support Director at The National League writes about his matchday visit to Brackley Town with SGSA Chair, Alan Coppin.

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Cyber Security for Major Events Guidance

New guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre on cyber security

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National Occupational Standards for Spectator Safety Review

Final chance to have your say on the new occupational standards for spectator safety.

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Honour for SGSA Inspector

SGSA Inspector Lou Elliston receives a New Year's Honour

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Winter reminders for sports grounds

Martin Girvan gives five top tips for dealing with cold weather at sports grounds.

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Reflections on 2018

Ken Scott, SGSA's Head of Inspectorate, reflects on his 2018.

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From Whitehall to White Hart Lane via Gateshead

Chief Executive Martyn Henderson reviews his year.

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2018 – Insights from the Chair

Alan Copping, Chair of the SGSA, reflects on what's happened in 2018.

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Safety Certification Guidance Updated

Updated safety certification guidance for local authorities released.

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Reflections on security at future major events

Ken Scott blogs about his reflections on security at future major events.

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New sports safety guidance launched

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Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) – Available to buy

Sixth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) is available to buy.

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Condolence message to Leicester City Football Club

A message of condolence following the tragic events this weekend.

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Government review of evidence relating to the all-seater policy

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.

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Terrorism, Technology and Thinking – Key messages for Venue Safety

In this blog, Head of Inspectorate Ken Scott reflects on the challenges for modern stadiums.

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The evolution of the Green Guide

A blog reflecting on the evolution of the Green Guide over the years.

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SGSA Welcomes New Interim Chief Executive

Martyn Henderson has taken over as Interim Chief Executive of the SGSA

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SGSA welcomes announcement

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Equality And Human Rights Commission Report on Premier League Accessibility

The EHRC report on the progress Premier League clubs have made into achieving the standards for disabled supporters.

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ACT Awareness ELearning

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Demountable Structures