Part 3 Series: 15 July 2020: Stadium Security, Health & Safety

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Transporting Spectators Across Major Events: The Process, Planning and Safety Requirements

Guy Hedderwick will present on the importance of maintaining safety and planning procedures during major sporting events. Running on average 200 events each year, security protocols need to be in place in order to ensure safety of staff and fans alike.

Guy will discuss the planning, process and requirements needed in maintaining a secure venue

·        Meeting fan expectations by creating new avenues for the purchasing of drinks, food and other entertainment necessities

·        Working with vendors within major venues to maintain health standards

·        Understanding health and safety requirements of queuing lines to guarantee social distancing measures are met post-lockdown

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm Creating Safe Venue Environments: Using Technology to Balance Health and Safety in Times of Crisis

A unique security strategy for each stadium has always been important. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, stadiums and arenas will experience a stronger focus on ensuring hygiene requirements are met for their customers. This however, cannot replace the work taking place to enforce security protocols, but instead compliment it.

This panel will delve into the avenues owners and operators need to take to ensure their stadiums are able to mitigate every possible risk, from health to safety to security, once venues across the world are back up and running.

·        Determining the processes that must be taken into account when setting up health and social distancing requirements

·        Understanding how biometrics, facial recognition and advanced CCTVs are changing today’s security

·        Integrating and working with communities and local enforcements to ensure safety regulations are met

·        How to integrate technology and health in smart stadium design

6:10 pm - 6:40 pm PROJECT SPOTLIGHT Reserved for Sponsor

6:40 pm - 7:10 pm Ensuring Safety at Major Sporting Events through Training and Delivery Programs

As a regulatory body supporting the safety development and design of venues, the UK Sports Ground Safety Authority are focused on guiding venue owners, architects and all existing stakeholders in securing their venues for fans and employees.

Darren Whitehouse, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, will deliver a presentation on the key insights venue owners and operators need to take into account when developing their venue’s security measures. It is here Darren will also delve into how we can efficiently train our teams to implement these measures.

  • Implementing effective security protocols within the development of your stadium to prevent mass crowds and potential hazards
  • Training teams to adhere to security measures
  • Utilising new digital platforms to improve security measures

7:10 pm - 7:20 pm Conference Closing – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson