Twenty-four hours before the match the host Safety Officer or perhaps the Stadium Manager will also represent the club at a pre-match inspection of the ground along with the police. The inspection usually covers important aspect of public safety, including:
(a) Basic structural conditions, state of terracing, including clearance of snow and ice and generally good housekeeping considerations within the ground, consistent with crowd safety and fire prevention objectives;
(b) The effect of any maintenance and construction work on the safety and evacuation arrangements for the ground;
(c) Exit routes are to be checked to ensure that they are clear and exit doors/gates are operating properly;
(d) The erection, position and maintenance of high quality signposts giving clear instruction to the public on:-
(i) direction to turnstiles;
(ii) home and away support area;
(iii) segregated areas with ground;
(iv) turnstile numbers;
(v) notices at turnstiles outlining restrictions imposed by the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) act 1995 on patrons entering the ground;
(vii) police office;
(viii) first aid station
(ix) toilets (male and female);
(x) NO SMOKING and
(xi) the existence of CCTV.
There is also merit in surveying the exterior of the ground and approach routes with a view to taking any action that may be necessary to reduce the availability of missiles and weapons, from obvious sources such as rubbish skips, scaffolding sites and ongoing building sites.