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Safety and Security challenges for protecting stadia and sport venues

Andrew Cooke Director Security Operations

The ‘risk is real’ for major sporting events…and therefore safety and security must be integrated and considered at the earliest stages of stadia design. A typical risk assessment considers threats, vulnerabilities and the impact of the incidents on the event itself. However, games-time threats are difficult, if not impossible, to predict at the beginning of the design phase, which could be many years before the actual event, takes places.

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