Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Services at Sports Grounds
This document provides detailed advice on electrical and mechanical services at sports grounds for Certifying Authorities and for those responsible for crowd safety at sporting events.
The document expands upon the Green Guide advice, and will assist those unfamiliar with electrical and mechanical installations to appreciate some of the related safety issues. The Guide also contains specimen inspection and test certificates.
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.