Responses to the consultation on a Wider Definition of Safety
In February 2017, the SGSA issued a consultation that sought the views of stakeholders on:
- Part 1 – The implications of a review of the term ‘safety’ in the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 which explained that safety is a broad term which means that all people present at a sports ground during an event are protected against dangers of physical harm or injury arising from being present. This includes everyone at a sports ground being protected from the risks from terrorist activity, crowd disorder and anti-social behaviour.
- Part 2 – The SGSA’s discharge of its oversight and licensing powers under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and a draft SGSA Oversight and Licensing Policy.
We have carefully considered the responses from the consultation and have published our response to the joint consultation with associated guidance notes and FAQs.