Fire Safety at Sports Grounds

Target audience

Regulators, Fire safety officers, building control officers, fire engineers, risk assessors, building managers, fire safety professionals and advisers.


To enable delegates to review safety measures at sports grounds.

Core topic areas

  • Legislation and working with enforcement agencies
  • Crowd behaviour, safety and control
  • Sports Grounds
  • Disability access
  • Sporting events
  • Music events at sports grounds

Core reference documents

  • HSG 154: Managing crowds safely
  • HSG 195: The event safety guide (Purple Guide)
  • Guide to safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide)
  • Accessible Atria
  • BS 9999 Annex D: Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Venues
  • CLG: Fire Safety RA Guides, Open Air Events and Venues


Assessment of course work is to NOS (National Occupational Standards).

Qualification and NOS

This course includes the assessment criteria from NOS:

This NOS are from qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors): details
  • Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors): details

For more details see: qualifications

Sports ground

Dates and prices

Duration5 days
2018Mon 21st May → Fri 25th May
2019Mon 18th Mar → Fri 22nd Nov
Mon 11th Nov → Fri 15th Nov
Delegate cost£750 +VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details

Prior learning

  • Experience in applying general fire safety concepts e.g. fire alarms, emergency lighting, means of escape etc.
  • Experience of observing a fire risk assessor/auditor assessing fire safety at sports grounds

Pre-course module



Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, group discussion, individual tuition and practical exercises.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.