Dynamic Performance and Testing of Grandstands

This guidance on dynamic performance and testing of grandstands has developed by the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The principal advice given in the Guidance concerns the recommended vertical natural frequencies and horizontal load resistance of grandstands considered necessary to provide the safety and comfort of the public at a range of sporting and other entertainment events.

Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action

Dynamic testing of grandstands

Insight

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 as set out in the Accessible Stadia guidance.

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News

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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Tools and resources

Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds During Construction

Guidance on how to ensure that reasonable standards of public safety can be maintained whilst construction operations are in progress.

Concession Facilities at Sports Grounds

Guidance on concessions and other allied services at sports grounds, such as food stalls, broadcast equipment and retail shops and kiosks.

Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Services at Sports Grounds

Detailed advice on electrical and mechanical services at sports grounds for Certifying Authorities and for those responsible for crowd safety at sporting events.

Temporary Demountable Structures

This guidance from the Institution of Structural Engineers provide guidance on the procurement, design, erection and use of temporary demountable structures.

Alternative uses of Sports Grounds

Alternative Uses is a guidance document for stadium owners, operators, local authorities, promoters and event organisers to help adapt existing sports grounds to safely accommodate a range of events.

Concourses

Our Concourses document contains helpful information including advice on occupancy levels and floor space factors.

Guidance

Planning for Dynamic Lockdown

Guidance notes for sports grounds on planning for a dynamic lockdown as a response to the threat of a gun, vehicle, weapon or other type of terrorist incident at the ground or in the vicinity of the ground.

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