Guide to safety certification

The Guide to Safety Certification is intended to assist local authorities to identify, apply and enforce the terms and conditions that it prescribes in the safety certificate.

Although it is specifically addressed to local authorities responsible for the safety certification of sports grounds at which designated football matches are played, it will also be of value to all local authorities that issue safety certificates to sports grounds under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 or the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987.

It provides a single source of reference and forms part of the evolving approach to the oversight of public safety, as evidenced in new legislation over the past few years.

Safety Certification Guidance (PDF)

Risk-Based Safety Certificate Template (May 2023) (Word)

Matchday visit report (Word)

Sports Ground Design Operation Variations Risk Assessment (Word)

Safety certification policies and procedures (Word)

Also of relevance will be the sixth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide).