Safety at sports grounds and temporary raised structures

Evaluations are assessed under various legislation.

Sports grounds

Temporary raised structures

  • works relating to a temporary raised structure (stand or platform, staging and other similar structures) require a safety permit and must be assessed under The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 - Section 89

Ground Capacity Assessment - The Scottish Football Association

Football Clubs playing in the Scottish Football Association leagues may be asked to validate their football ground spectator capacity. We are able to provide clubs with a ground capacity assessment.

This assessment is based on plans, management statements and details provided by the club and includes an inspection by us, of the ground, stands and terracing. The ground capacity will be calculated under the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds 5th Edition 2008.

Any club wishing to use this service should contact us for further details and fee.

Download the temporary raised structure form and guidance Building standards surveyor areas

Building standards

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800