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Explanatory Memorandum to Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland)Order 2006

Article 13 – Safety certificates for stands at sports grounds which are not designated under Part II

20.This Article specifies that a safety certificate is required for any stand (as defined in Article 12 of this Order) at a sports ground (ie as defined in Article 2 of this Order) which provides accommodation for more than 500 spectators. It also empowers the Department to change the figure of 500, after consultation with all interested parties, to a smaller number. Safety certificates issued using this Article will be similar to those issued under Article 4 for designated sports grounds (see paragraph’s 14 and 15).

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