An extract from a Professional Security Magazine article: Crowded Places SIG | Professional Security
By Professional Security, 23rd February 2022
The Security Institute and the UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) are launching a Protecting People in Crowded Places Special Interest Group (SIG).
Like other SIGs, the Protecting People in Crowded Places SIG seeks to pull together research, knowledge, and experience; to address safety and security as an integrated concept for crowded places. Institute chairman Peter Lavery FSyI said: “The Security Institute is delighted to continue our collaboration with the UKCMA, through this Special Interest Group combining a multi-disciplinary approach to protecting people in crowded places. This is a critical area for ‘competent’ crowd safety and security professionals who on behalf of owners and operators consider the risk of terrorist attacks and take ‘proportionate and reasonable measures’ under the proposed ‘Protect Duty’ legislation (aka Martyn’s Law), to prepare and protect the public. This will require a multi-agency approach in our preparations and response planning.”
The committee includes four co-chairs: Anne Marie Chebib, Gary Simpson MSyI, Simon Roberts and Simon Ancliffe.