Major Events

Protecting large scale events and crowded places

The security challenges surrounding the planning and delivery of large scale events are significant and complex.

Managers of crowded places now have to consider a wider range of terrorist methodologies, including hostile actors using firearms and vehicles as weapons.

This wider range of threats to the safety of people in crowded places requires a range of emergency responses, including emergency evacuation, invacuation (inward evacuation), lockdown, and use of protected spaces.

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Capability requirements

  • Conceptual security design
  • Perimeter and venue protection (CCTV, fencing, barriers, cameras access control systems, biometrics)
  • Command and control
  • Secure communications (radio/IT/resilient and mobile satellite)
  • Venue safety and stewarding
  • Secure ticketing / anti-counterfeiting
  • Guarding / close protection
  • Fire and rescue response
  • Risk analysis and threat management
  • Crowd modelling
  • Training
  • Contingency planning
  • Disaster management

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"The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has published a guidance document for those responsible for managing the security of crowded places. It covers the key areas of protective security including physical, personnel, personal and cyber, and is designed to assist crowded place sectors assess the risk and build a security plan to help mitigate that risk and recover quickly should there be a terrorist attack."

"Managing the Security of Crowded Places"


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