Concourses

Concourses draws upon the views and experience of safety officers, leading stadia architects and engineers in addition to the survey work of the Core Cities group of local authorities. It examines how floor space factors are applied in other similar venues and contains clear advice on concourse occupancy levels and floor space factors which will provide an invaluable source of information for sports ground managers, designers, safety advisors and interested agencies when upgrading existing or designing new facilities at sports grounds.

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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.

Terrorism, Technology and Thinking – Key messages for Venue Safety

In this blog, Head of Inspectorate Ken Scott reflects on the challenges for modern stadiums.

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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.

Standing in Seated Areas

In this paper we examine the nature and causes of spectators standing in seated areas at Premier and Football League grounds.

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.

Safety Management

Our Safety Management guidance brings together good practice on safety personnel, safety management procedures, event management and preparing for incidents.

Guidance

Reducing slip hazards on concourses

Advice and guidance on reducing slip hazards on concourses. with links to additional guidance via the Health and Safety Executive website.

Counter-terrorism in sports grounds

For a number of years the UK has been at a threat level of severe (an attack is highly likely) and ground management should have developed plans that are in place to provide protective security appropriate to that level.

Dynamic Performance and Testing of Grandstands

This guidance concerns the recommended vertical natural frequencies and horizontal load resistance of grandstands.

What does Zone Ex mean?

In the planning, design and management of sports grounds it may be helpful to consider the circulation area in terms of zones.

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

What they're saying

“Fan safety at sports grounds is paramount. The world looks to us as an example of how to manage risks and improve safety records and this guide will continue to contribute to that legacy.”

Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in relation to the Green Guide