Building Control – Safety at Sports Grounds
Safety at Sports Grounds
The Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975 and the subsequent Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 are two pieces of legislation of which few people are aware. Within the scope of the acts any sports stadium that accommodates more than 10,000 spectators becomes 'designated' and any stand that holds more than 500 becomes 'regulated'.
Building control are responsible for enforcing the recommendations contained in the "Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds" published by the Home Office and often known as the Green Guide. The Guide lays down detailed advice related to such matters as adequate structure, provisions of gangways, fire escapes, crash barrier design and engineering services, all necessary to comply with the acts. When all matters related to safety are in place a safety certificate can be issued. To ensure compliance with any conditions of the certificate regular inspections are carried out.
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Bridgend County Borough Council
Tel: 01656 643408 Fax: 01656 643190 E-mail: email@example.com