Planning for Extreme Heat

As climate change begins to make extreme weather events more frequent across the world, those involved in planning for safety at sports grounds need to consider new risks. In the UK, temperatures over 40 degrees were recorded for the first time in July 2022.

As outlined in SG03: Event Safety Management, planning for extremes of temperature including extreme heat, should be considered as part of routine risk assessment and contingency planning.

This guidance draws on the experience of the extreme heat event in England in 2022 and is intended to inform the development of contingency plans for future such events. This note has two sections:

  • Section 1 – considerations of risk and planning
  • Section 2 – safety management indicative questions

Planning for Extreme Heat Guidance Note (PDF)