Services We Provide

Services we offer

In addition to publishing Sports Grounds and Safety Guides, which provide detailed advice and guidance to those involved with the safety management of any sports grounds, the SGSA also publishes guidance for local authorities on the issue, monitoring and enforcement of safety certificates issues under the provisions of the Safety Of Sports Ground Act 1975 and the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987.

Frequently Asked Questions

The advice in our published guidance documents is supplemented the information we provide in the frequently asked questions section of this web site.


The SGSA also works in partnership with the Emergency Planning College to deliver training to local authorities, the emergency services and safety practitioners.

  • Working in Safety Advisory Groups
    The course, run by the EPC, in conjunction with the SGSA, aims to provide definitive guidance on the work of safety advisory groups. The course is run regularly through the year, according to the level of demand. We believe it will be of great value not merely to new SAG chairs and members but also to those who have been chairs, attended or advised SAGs for some time. It will offer the opportunity both to listen to the experts and to explore issues with them, as well as with, fellow SAG members.
  • Public Safety at Sports Grounds and Events
    Are you responsible for public safety at sporting venues? Do you manage crowd situations at sports events? If so, this new course is for you. Delivered in partnership with the Emergency Planning College this event is for venue operators, events organisers, safety and security professional, the emergency services, local authorities and voluntary and commercial organisation.
  • Spectator Safety Management
    The Sports Grounds Safety Authority, in conjunction with the Emergency Planning College, have worked with City & Guilds, and other recognised industry bodies to create a new NVQ programme that offering a level 4 qualification in Spectator Safety Management. The programme meets the requirements of the DCMS Green Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds and the HSE’s Purple Guide for Event Safety both of which are driving change in the industry.This programme is aimed at those who wish to achieve a formal qualification in spectator safety management and is suited for those who are employed as, or aspire to be, Safety Officers, their deputies and others with a senior role in safety management at spectator events.


The SGSA publishes a variety of publications, these can be accessed here