Sports ground regulated stand safety certificate

If you operate a sports ground in the City of Westminster, you may need a safety certificate.

A safety certificate may be one of the following:

  • a general safety certificate for use of a stand for viewing specified activities for an indefinite period starting on a specified date
  • a special safety certificate for use of a stand for viewing specified activities on specified occasions

Certificates are issued by the council and licensees must comply with any attached conditions.

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1. How to apply

Apply online

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a general safety certificate, you must be responsible for one of the following:

  • the management of the ground
  • the activity being viewed from the stand on that occasion

Regulation summary

View regulations relating to this licence

2. What happens next

Application process

Applicants must provide requested information to the council within the time specified otherwise the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn

The council will determine if any stand is a regulated stand and will serve notice to the person named on the general safety certificate with further details

When the council receives an application, they must determine if the stand is a regulated stand and if the applicant qualifies for the issue of the certificate

If the council has already determined that the stand is a regulated stand and have not revoked this decision, they must decide if the applicant qualifies for the issue of the general safety certificate

If the council receives an application for a special safety certificate, they must determine if the applicant qualifies for the issue of a certificate

The council must send copies of an application to the relevant authorities who must be consulted on any the terms and conditions included, amendments, replacements or transfers

To transfer a certificate, the council must determine if the person to whom the certificate is being transferred to would qualify for a certificate if they made an application, and the applicant must be the current holder of the certificate or the person the certificate is being transferred to.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent does not apply to this application. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.

If you haven't heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact the Licensing team.

You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service.

3. Further information

Trade associations

Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA)

View the public register

View the public register online

You can also view a copy of the register at the council's offices during normal office hours. Please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.

Making an appeal

View information on appeals and complaints


Last updated: 13 September 2016
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