Equality And Human Rights Commission Report on Premier League Accessibility
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published its report on the progress Premier League clubs have made into achieving the standards for disabled supporters as set out in the Accessible Stadia guidance.
The EHRC report finds that most Premier League clubs have made significant improvements in the provision they provide for disabled supporters.
The SGSA welcomes the progress made by clubs in meeting the standards and making grounds more accessible and welcoming for all supporters.
The SGSA welcomes the recommendation by the EHRC for the SGSA to continue to work with the Commission, the Premier League and other stakeholders to create guidance which clarifies how hospitality areas should be considered in relation to accessible provision.
Karen Eyre-White, Chief Executive Sports Grounds Safety Authority said “Premier League clubs have made considerable progress in making their grounds accessible for all their supporters since the commitment in 2015.
“We all have a part to play in ensuring all supporters can follow their team in safety and comfort. We will continue to work in partnership with the Premier League, the EHRC and the sector to ensure advice and guidance on accessibility at sports grounds enables all supporters to enjoy live sport”.
Tools and resources
Dynamic Performance and Testing of Grandstands
Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action - Interim guidance on assessment and design.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.
When should the first annual inspection and structural appraisal be undertaken at a new, or recently completed, stadium?
It is usual that the safety certificate or operations manual will require ground management to obtain every 12 months , a report from a competent person that the structural elements have been inspected and found to be adequate.