Safety Certification Guidance Updated

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has released an update to its safety certification guidance to assist local authorities to identify, apply and enforce the terms and conditions that are prescribed in the safety certificate.

The guidance covers the two possible styles of safety certification:

  • Risk based
  • Prescriptive

It provides local authorities with information to enable them to take reasonable decisions in individual cases after having considered the particular facts on their merits. It is given in good faith but does not purport to cover every eventuality. Further specific advice is available from the SGSA, through the regional inspectors.