Electrical and mechanical services

The installation of electrical and mechanical services at sports grounds has always played an important part when considering the safety of spectators at sporting events.

All sports grounds have in place a number of permanent or temporary mechanical and electrical installations. Many of these are safety-related or have their own safety implications.  This includes:

  • turnstile monitoring systems
  • fire warning and other fire safety systems
  • catering installations
  • public address, CCTV and emergency telephone systems
  • Media installations.

Chapter 17 of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) concentrates on mechanical and electrical installations.

In addition, the Electrical and Mechanical Services at Sports Grounds (PDF) provides detailed advice for Certifying Authorities and for those responsible for crowd safety at sporting events.