A safety certificate sets the permitted capacity for a designated ground or a regulated stand at a non-designated sports ground. The certificate details terms and conditions with which the ground management must comply in order to operate the sports ground at its permitted capacity. Under provisions of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 Salford Council is responsible for issuing and enforcing safety certificates for applicable sports grounds in the area.
To obtain a certificate, an application has to be made to the local authority who will work with the stadium management team and local Safety Advisory Group consisting of representatives from various stakeholders including the emergency services. The process also include a consultation period inviting comments from other interested parties such as residents or spectators.
Safety certificates are currently applicable to:
Although the safety certificate is issued by the local authority, responsibility for the safety of spectators at the sports ground rests at all time with the sports ground management. This will normally be the owner or the lessee of the sports ground.
Please see links below for further policies and procedures relating to safety at sports grounds:
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This page was last updated on 6 March 2023