Safety Management

Safety management at sports grounds has steadily become more sophisticated and more professional over the past 20 years.

Our Safety Management guide draws together good practice on safety personnel and management, procedures, event management and preparing for incidents.  It highlights the value of an operations manual prepared and owned by the ground management.  It also includes detailed guidance on subjects such as stewarding  plans, medical plans and dynamic ongoing risk assessments.

The guidance amplifies the advice on safety management contained in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide).

You can purchase a copy of Safety Management for £33 (excluding postage) by clicking on the button below.

News

Cyber Security for Major Events Guidance

New guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre on cyber security

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

Historic Circulars

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

Standing in Seated Areas

The 2013 Joint Statement on Standing in Seated Areas at Football Grounds, agreed by SGSA, Premier League, English Football League, the FA, FSOA and others.

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 Advisory Group – Terms of Reference Checklist

A checklist for making any changes to the SAG Terms of Reference as a result of the wider understanding of safety.

Concourses

Our Concourses document contains helpful information including advice on occupancy levels and floor space factors.

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.

Drones

Drones are an emerging issue and we have not seen widespread use of these at sports grounds in the past. These recent incidents have highlighted the potential safety and security risks.

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?