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Reflections on security at future major events

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New sports safety guidance launched

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

Condolence message to Leicester City Football Club

National Occupational Standards Review

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

Business Impact Target 2017-18

SGSA welcomes announcement

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Could Stress Be The Biggest Contributor To Absenteeism In The Events Business?

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Council of Europe Convention Signed

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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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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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Inspector Vacancy

We're recruiting a Regional Inspector to join our team.  Closing date 9 September.

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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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Business Impact Target 2018-19

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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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Conference sponsor announced

Dallmeier announced as this year's sponsor of the Annual Conference.

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Annual Conference date announced

The SGSA Annual Conference is set to take place on 4 September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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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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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 host 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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Data Protection in a No Deal Brexit – the action you need to take

Information from the Government about GDPR in the event of a No Deal Brexit

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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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Employer Skills Survey

Give your views on the first ever European Employer Skills Survey for the sport and physical activity sector.

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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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National Occupational Standards Review – update

Register to be part of a Webex conference on 21 November to hear the latest on the review, or take part in our online survey.

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New sports safety guidance launched

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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.

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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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National Occupational Standards Review

Join SGSA and SkillsActive at consultation meetings across the country on the review of the National Occupational Standards in Spectator Safety.

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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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Business Impact Target 2017-18

A summary of the SGSA's non-qualifying regulatory provisions.

News

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

News

Could Stress Be The Biggest Contributor To Absenteeism In The Events Business?

News

Demountable Structures