Preparing Counter Terrorism Measures

The wider understanding of safety in relation to the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 has led to a review of working practices and procedures at sports grounds to ensure that there are plans in place to deal with issues raised by the wider understanding.

This document contains guidance for sports grounds and local authorities when considering their responsibilities to counter the terrorist threat to sports grounds.

Counter Terrorism Measures

Check the regulations

Pyrotechnics

Guidance on the safe handling and storage of flares and pyrotechnic devices.

Insight

Terrorism, Technology and Thinking – Key messages for Venue Safety

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

What’s new in the 6th edition of the Green Guide?

The new Green Guide is launched in late 2018. This page details what is different from the 5th version. Further details is provided in the Guide itself.

View all Insights

Tools and resources

Installing dual purpose seating and standing areas

Guidance for stadiums considering the installation of dual purpose seating and standing areas.

Historic Circulars

Historic Home Office and DCMS Circulars affecting football and sports grounds.

Counter terrorism awareness online course

Action Counter Terrorism (ACT) Awareness eLearning is a free online counter terrorism training course for all UK based companies and organisations.

CCTV Code of Practice

The Information Commissioner's Office code of practice on the operation of CCTV.

Preventing Crowd Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour

Guidance on preventing crowd disorder and anti-social behaviour at sports grounds.

Safe and secure sports grounds for all sports

Counter terrorism advice for all sports grounds.

Guidance

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.

Control Rooms

Control Rooms provides an invaluable source of information for sports ground managers, designers, safety advisors and agencies involved in the upgrading of an existing facility or the design of a new one.