An extract from the IFSEC Global article: Syl and UKCMA launch new Protecting People in Crowded Places Special Interest Group
By IFSEC Global, 28th February 2022
The Security Institute (Syl) and the UK Crowd Management Association have launched a new Protecting People in Crowded Places Interest Group, pulling together research, knowledge and experience to address safety and security as an integrated concept in crowded places.
SecurityInstitute-logoLowres-21This is a pivotal time for those with the responsibility of protecting crowded places, be that a park, stadium, high street, or transport hub. According to the Syl, there is a growing realisation that, in order to protect crowded places, a blend of knowledge and skills in safety, security, service and leadership is required.
Peter Lavery, FSyl at the Security Institute, commented: “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.”