Spectator Safety Management Programme

A brand new three day course run around the UK, covering all aspects of safety management, from the roles and responsibilities of Safety Officers to the managing of a major incident in your ground.

This course can be attended by anyone thinking about the role of safety officer, as a refresher for qualified safety officers or anyone working in spectator safety management, either at a sports ground or running events.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of Safety Officers and the history of events in the UK
  • To be in line with current legislation and best practice
  • To be able to identify the risks to events and plan for contingencies
  • To be able to complete an Operation Plan for the venue
  • To be able to plan cost effectively for events
  • An opportunity to review and update your event and matchday documents


This 3 day course is delivered in one block with a certificate of Completion at the end.


Course 3 - Venue TBC
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7th, 8th and 9th November 2017 | Venue TBC, Scotland

Course 4 - Venue TBC
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 28th, 29th and 30th November 2017 | Venue TBC, Crewe Alexandra FC


The full cost of the training course is £995 +VAT

This includes all course materials and refreshments

Accommodation can be booked but payment is the responsibility of the delegate





09:30 Start

09:00 Start

09:30 Start

The History of safety management at grounds and events in the UK

Event risk assessments Examples and best practise

Practical exercises

P Factor seated

P Factor worked example

Rail seating case study


10:30-10:45 Break

10:00-10:15 Break

10:30-10:45 Break

Roles and responsibilities of Safety Officers

Traffic Management planning and the last mile

Medical plans and medical risk assessments


12:45-13:30 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Lunch

Monitoring of events and bodies involved.

Legislation around events and matchdays

Safety Certificates and TENs

Calculating safe capacities for events

Stewarding Plans and steward risk assessments

Contingency Planning PA announcements, Exercise planning



14:30-14:45 Tea

14:30-14:45 Tea

14:30-14:45 Tea

Case study: Operation plans and risk based certificate

Safeguarding for Events

Security of stadiums and events

Desk top exercise and feedback

16:30 end

16:30 end

16:30 end


Course Pre Read

Before starting this programme, you will need to have a working knowledge/access to the following documents:

  • The Green Guide- 5th Version
  • The purple Guide
  • The recommendations for the Lord Justice Taylor Report
  • The recommendations from the 'Popplewell' report
  • The Safety at Sports Ground Act
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • The FLA Safety Management Guide

The guidance documents for the preparation of safety certificates and a working knowledge of your own Safety Certificate

  • Your Venue/Club’s Contingency Plan
  • Stewards Training Package
  • HSE guide to risk assessment
  • Statement of intent with local Police force

If you would like more information on this qualification, or would like to enrol our next course, you can download the booking form here or please visit our
course booking page, or contact us

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