Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure research papers published in 2015.

Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds: Zone Five

- Date: 12/10/2015

The UK Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (or the ‘Green Guide’) and the Northern Ireland Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (or the ‘Red Guide’) both state that ‘it may be helpful’ to plan the circulation of spectators in terms of a series of zones. This briefing note outlines the categorisation of these zones which is slightly different in each case.

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Stadium safety legislation prior to the Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

- Date: 12/10/2015

This paper looks at the legislation prior to The Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which is the primary legislation governing spectator safety at major stadia in Northern Ireland.

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Responsibility for emergency planning at sports stadia

- Date: 12/10/2015

This paper examines which agencies have primary responsibility for emergency planning at sports grounds, as stated in the ‘Green Guide’, the ‘Red Guide’, and the more recent Safety Management guide published by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority.

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Use of the pitch in the Green and the Red Guides

- Date: 12/10/2015

This briefing paper discusses the Green and the Red Guides which are in agreement in providing two separate forms of guidance regarding use of the pitch in emergency situations.

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The Northern Ireland Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds and European health and safety legislation

- Date: 08/10/2015

This briefing paper looks at the Northern Ireland Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (or the ‘Red Guide’) which specifies safety standards for sports grounds and sits alongside the Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

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An outline of stadium safety legislation and guidance

- Date: 08/10/2015

This paper provides a summary of the Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and the Northern Ireland Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds.

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Local council spending on culture and heritage

- Date: 26/05/2015

This briefing paper provides information on culture and heritage expenditure for each of the 26 councils. The figures are derived from the annual reports of each council which provide standardised headings for a number of different categories of service expenditure.

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