Applicants must provide requested information and plans to the local authority within the time specified. If the applicant fails to provide the requested information within the specified time the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn.
A local authority will consider if the applicant is in a position to prevent any breach of the terms and conditions of a certificate.
The local authority must send a copy of an application for a safety certificate to the chief police officer of the area and the fire and rescue authority. Each of these bodies must be consulted about the terms and conditions to be included in a certificate.
If an application is made to transfer a certificate the local authority must determine if the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred, if they made an application, would qualify for the issue of a certificate. The applicant may be the current holder of the certificate or the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred.
The local authority must send a copy of a transfer application to the chief police officer of the area, the fire and rescue authority if they are not that authority and the building authority if they are not that authority in England and Wales. In Scotland they shall send an application to the chief police officer and either the fire authority or building authority. They shall consult them about any proposed amendment, replacement or transfer.
If there are any areas where improvement is needed, we will provide you with the information you need to comply with the licensing conditions.
The size and complexity of a sports ground or regulated stand, and the ability of the premises management to provide information and carry out any works required, will affect the time involved in the various actions needed to prepare, issue and monitor a General Safety Certificate. Please note that it can take some months for the process to be completed and a certificate issued.
Once your premises have a certificate, we will inspect as appropriate and when renewing your certificate, and we may also carry out interim visits. As part of the certification process, you will need to update us with any changes to your business.
Please note that some details of your premises may be included on our web-site, and your details may also be shared with other statutory bodies as appropriate.