Safety Certificate for Sports Stands

If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales which is not designated as requiring a safety certificate, you will still require a safety certificate for any covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators.

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; or
  • a special safety certificate which covers the use of the stand for viewing a certain specified activity or activities on a certain specified occasion or occasions.

One certificate may cover more than one stand.

Certificates are issued by Cambridgeshire County Council's Trading Standards Department.

For more information on Safety Certificates for Sports Stands, and to find out how to apply, please contact Trading Standards at the Cambridgeshire County Council website.