4 May 2022
The management of Shrewsbury Town FC puts the safety of spectators and those working at the football club’s Montgomery Waters Meadow ground at the top of its priorities. Aside from general duty of care requirements, the management team regards compliance with the ‘Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds’ (Green Guide) sixth edition as essential. The Green Guide requires risk-assessment and periodic inspection and load testing of stadium barriers.
Rossendale Group has extensive experience in barrier testing and was able to produce a test schedule and carry out the work using modern load testing instruments. The inspector’s results are input into the Rossendale Group Certification digital app, making the reports instantly available.
Shrewsbury Town FC has free access to the Rossendale Group Certification portal where they can view their inspection and test reports and see the history of their barrier tests.
This is a win for Shrewsbury Town! We were the first EFL club to install safe standing in 2018. Rossendale Group’s barrier testing engineers are professional and helpful. The New Meadow is safer thanks to their help.”Lawrence Ellerby | Safety Officer, Shrewsbury Town FC
It is very satisfying to be part of a strong safety culture that exists today at clubs like Shrewsbury Town. Safety certification is core to what we do and we provide a nationwide barrier testing service to sports and entertainment stadia and arenas.”Simon Bamford | Managing Director, Rossendale Group Ltd.