FAQs - Does the requirement to advertise changes to safety certificates extend to advertising changes made to an operations manual?

Under the provisions of the Safety of Sports Grounds Regulations 1987 and the Safety of Places of Sport Regulations 1988 local authorities are required to advertise changes made to safety certificates. A new style safety certificate will place a requirement on the holder to produce an operations manual, to adhere to it and to notify the local authority of any changes to it. 

 
However, while the holder may be required to keep a copy of the operations manual with the safety certificate or alternatively the manual may be appended to the certificate, it does not actually form part of the certificate. Therefore changes to the operations manual do not have to be advertised in the same way as changes to the conditions in the certificate.