fsoa safety
officer training

The FSOA is committed in assisting members and their teams to achieve the highest standards of learning and development. The FSOA has helped develop every football steward’s training package and helped to provide the first official safety officer training qualification.


In accordance with the recommendations of the sixth edition of the Guide for Safety of Sports Grounds: A person will be regarded as occupationally competent for the role of safety officer when he or she has sufficient training, experience and knowledge, to be able to implement the functions detailed in the job description. It is recommended that a safety officer should as a minimum have, or be working towards, a level 4 Spectator Safety Qualification on the relevant qualification framework.

Because of the key role played by a safety officer, it is essential that he or she has a deputy with sufficient training, experience, and knowledge to serve in the safety officer’s absence and to share duties on event days. It is recommended that the deputy should have, or be working towards, a level 4 spectator safety qualification on the relevant qualification framework.

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