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Safety certificates for sports grounds


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

Applications and amendments for sports grounds certificates

In Devon or Somerset contact us to apply for a safety certificate or amend an existing one. Contact Plymouth City Council or Torbay Council for venues in those areas.

You will also need to provide access to the following documents:

  • Location/site plan.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Contingency plans.
  • Safety policy for spectators.
  • Electrical certificate.

If you need more information about the application process and the supporting documents required, please contact us.

A safety certificate may be either:

  • a General Safety Certificate issued for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity, or activities, during an indefinite period
  • a Special Safety Certificate for the use of a sports ground for an activity not otherwise covered by the General Certificate on a specified occasion or occasions.


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