Expert Opinion and Speeches

Feature Standards Needed for Education & Training

Applying an international standard for educating and training safety and security staff is vital to avoid repeating past incidents, argues Helmut Spahn.

In March, the current inquest into the Hillsborough football stadium disaster of 1989 heard from the police match commander on the day, former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield. He told the inquest jury that he ”was probably not the best man for the job on the day… [and] with hindsight, I should have thought about my limited knowledge of the role of a commander in a major event that was an all-ticket sell-out, when I had not been responsible, or in that responsible position, previously.