Sports ground certification (ARCHIVED)

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This guidance note will assist practitioners to gain an understanding of the legislative framework by which reasonable levels of safety at sports grounds can be achieved. It will also be useful for people involved in the process, in local authorities and the associated services (e.g. safety officers, event organisers, fire service, ambulance service and the police).

Sports grounds are places where some of the greatest dramas are played out in front of audiences worldwide. It is the duty of sports grounds practitioners to ensure those dramas are limited to the sport and not associated with disaster and loss of life.