Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

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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.

Contact us at-

Building Control
Development Group
Communities Directorate
Bridgend County Borough Council
Civic Offices
Angel Street
CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643408    Fax: 01656 643190    E-mail:

Last Updated: 30/09/2016
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