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Workshop Programme

Stream A


Stream B

People & Data

Stream C

Staying ahead of the game

Moving to CRITICAL and future threats

Session 1/A

The UK threat level increased to CRITCAL twice in 2017. What is the impact on sport, how can safety be maintained during this heighted period and what are the future threats?

Session Chair – Jen O’Neill, SheKicks

Lucy D'Orsi, Metropolitan Police Service

Stuart Dorn, Jockey Club Resources

Lucy Kennon, Transport for Manchester

Martin Girvan, SGSA

Engaging supporters to better ensure safety

Session 1/B

What are the benefits and challenges of engaging with supporters on safety issues and how can supporter involvement enhance the safety operation?

Session Chair - Karen Eyre-White, SGSA

Kevin Miles, Football Supporter's Federation

Steve Sutton, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Peter Weymes, SGSA

Zone Ex

Session 1/C


From the sofa to the stadium seat, how can safety professionals best work together to ensure spectators arrive at the sports ground in safety.

Ken Scott, SGSA

Jason Eglash, Wembley Stadium

Persistent standing – where are we?
Session 2/A

Persistent standing remains a challenging issue from a safety, crowd management and customer service perspective. This session will discuss approaches to tackling this issue.

Session Chair – Peter Woodward

Peter Daykin, Footbal Supporters’ Federation

Mark Miles, West Bromwich Albion

Ian Mixter, Oxford Utd FC

Ken Scott, SGSA

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Are you ready?

Session 2/B

Changes to data protection legislation come into force imminently. What are the implications for sports grounds safety?

Session Chair – Darren Whitehouse, SGSA

Peter Yapp, National Cyber Security Centre

Squire Patton Boggs

Steve Kenny, Axis Communications

Moving people in exceptional circumstances

Session 2/C

An incident outside a sports ground may impact on usual egress plans. What should be considered and how can sports grounds best prepare to ensure the safety of everyone.

Session Chair – Simon Inglis

Aoifa Hunt, Movement Strategies

Chris Fowles, Kia Oval

Fire safety at sports grounds

Session 3/A

What are the implications of changes to fire safety advice in the forthcoming 6th edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide)

Session Chair - Rick Riding, SGSA

Ben Bradford, BB7

Adrian Hay, Tenos

Stress and absenteeism

Session 3/B

Stress is the most common cause of absenteeism in the workplace and accounts for over 11 million days lost a year. What can be done to tackle stress in the workplace to reduce absenteeism and improve everyone’s health.

Session Chair – Vicky Whitehouse, Health and Safety Laboratory

Laura Cambell-Abra, No More Ifs or Buts

Sarah Green, Aston Villa FC

David McAtamney, Stadium TM

Behaviour detection and disruption

Session 3/C


What can sports grounds do to counter hostile reconnaissance and detect unusual behaviours to prevent an incident from occurring?

Session Chair – Martin Girvan, SGSA

Protective Security Expert - UK Govt Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure