Complex Structures require approval according to the Local Authority safety requirements.
Stands over 4m in height
Double-Decker stands/Stands incorporating a Staircase
Any stand with a platform, over 600mm above floor level, to which persons have access
If your stand falls into these parameters it is classed as a complex structure and you are required to have full structural approval from a suitably qualified structural engineer who must oversee the works both during construction and upon completion.
N.B. All complex structures need plans approved by an independent engineer who must provide a report, copied to the organisers, to say that the stand is safe. *The inspection report should be shown, if requested, to the Health and Safety Officer on-site. *Proof that this independent engineer has approved the stand design should be sent to the organisers by 17th September 2023, to enable them to send copies to the Venue. The same engineer needs to do an on-site inspection of the stand once it is built.