The SGSA guide was refreshed in 2008, providing additional advice on risk management, counter terrorism and training of stewards, producing version 5. The NI guide has not been updated to include this revised guidance.
The SGSA is currently undertaking a major exercise to rewrite their guidance which will result in version 6. This extensive rewrite will consolidate their position on significant and important guidance on safety at sports grounds. The new guide will recognise and build upon the need to assess risk and develop levels of safety which are proportionate to the risk and the achievement of reasonable levels of safety for each ground. As part of the rewrite the SGSA held an initial consultation event, on the wider definition of safety, in the Public Record Office NI earlier this year in June. Further consultation is due to take place early in 2018 with the new guide expected to be issued later in the year.