Sports ground safety certificates

Sports stand safety certificate

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If you operate a sports ground that is not designated as requiring a safety certificate, you will require a safety certificate for any stand that holds 500 or more spectators and is covered or partially covered.

Details

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. You must comply with any conditions attached to a certificate.

Cost

The fee to certify a sports stand is £11,893 and the fee to change a safety certificate for a sports stand is £580.

Payments made by credit card are subject to a 2.25% charge.

Guidance notes

Notes for applying to certify a sports stand

Apply online

Through our partnership with EUGO you can make and pay for your application online. When you make your application this way you only have to complete one set of forms and we will pass these on to all other responsible authorities for you.