Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (The Green Guide)
Published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, United Kingdom. It is the distillation of many years of research and experience of the safety management and design of sports grounds.
The Guide has no statutory force but many of its recommendations will be made statutory at individual grounds by their inclusion in safety certificates issued under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 or the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987. For guidance on safety certification see the Bibliography.
The advice given in this Guide is without prejudice to the application of the appropriate Building Regulations, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and any other relevant
legislation. The information in this Guide is intended to provide useful guidance, but it is not a definitive statement applicable in all circumstances. Independent professional advice
should be obtained before taking any action or refraining from taking any action on the basis of this information.