Safety certificate for sports stands
If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales which is not designated as requiring a safety certificate, you will still require a safety certificate for any covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators.
A safety certificate may be either:
- a general safety certificate which covers the use of the stand for viewing an activity, or a number of activities, specified in the certificate for an indefinite period which starts on a specified date
- a special safety certificate which covers the use of the stand for viewing a certain specified activity or activities on a certain specified occasion or occasions
One certificate may cover more than one stand.
Certificates are obtained from Hampshire County Council. (external website)
You must comply with any conditions attached to a certificate.
This is a function of Hampshire County Council. (external website)
Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) (external website)
Scottish Sports Association (SSA) (external website)