Sports grounds safety

If you operate a sports ground you may be required to hold a safety certificate.

Large sports grounds such as the DW Stadium and the Leigh Sports Village Stadium as well as stands like those at Robin Park Arena, are required to be licensed and issued with an annual safety certificate.

Grounds

If you operate a sports ground that holds more than 10,000 spectators, you may be required to hold a safety certificate.

A safety certificate may be either:

  • A general safety certificate issued for the use of a sports ground for a specified activities during an indefinite period
  • A special safety certificate for the use of a sports ground for a specified activities on specified  occasions.

Stands

You will require a safety certificate for any covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators, even if the sports ground itself does not require a certificate.

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 specified activities on specified occasions.

One certificate may cover more than one stand.

You can get a certificate from us and must comply with any conditions attached to a certificate.

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