Sports Ground Safety Certificate

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

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; or
  • a special safety certificate for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity or activities on a specified occasion or occasions.

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

You must comply with any terms or conditions attached to a certificate.

To be eligible for a safety certificate, you must be likely to be in a position to prevent contravention of the terms and conditions of a certificate.

Applicants must provide requested information and plans to Trading Standards within the time specified. If the applicant fails to provide the requested information within the specified time the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Trading Standards will consider if the applicant is in a position to prevent any breach of the terms and conditions of a certificate.

For further information on Sports Ground Safety Certificates, and for details of how to apply, please contact Cambridgeshire County Council's