Guide to Safety Certification

The Guide to Safety Certification is intended to assist local authorities to identify, apply and enforce the terms and conditions that it prescribes in the safety certificate.

Although it is specifically addressed to local authorities responsible for the safety certification of sports grounds at which designated football matches are played, it will also be of value to all local authorities that issue safety certificates to sports grounds under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 or the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987.

It provides a single source of reference and forms part of the evolving approach to the oversight of public safety, as evidenced in new legislation over the past few years.

Safety Certificate Guidance

Model Safety Certificate (Word)

Matchday visit report (Word)

Sports Ground Design Operation Variations Risk Assessment (Word)

Also of relevance will be the sixth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide).

Guidance

Advertising changes to safety certificates

Safety Certificate Checklist

A checklist local authorities may wish to consider when checking their safety certificate for possible changes.

Local Authority Checklist

A checklist that certifying authorities may wish to consider to check their progress in ensuring that the wider understanding of safety has been adopted by sports grounds to whom they issue safety certificates.

Operations Manual

Details of what should be included in the operations manual of a sports ground.

Safety Certification for National League clubs

Guidance on safety certification for National League clubs.

Support for Local Authorities – Policies and Procedures

Guidance to assist local authorities to develop appropriate policies and procedures, or to review existing ones, for safety certification

Safety for all at sports grounds

This guidance note describes the interactions between the different legislation in this area and the impacts on the safety management of a sports ground thereby protecting all those present, including spectators, staff, contractors and participants.