NPSA

Mitigation of Terrorist Threats at Venues during Ingress and Egress guidance published

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The National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) has published new guidance to help security managers and crowd management professionals help keep people visiting venues and attending events safe.

Mitigation of Terrorist Threats at Venues during Ingress and Egress aims to provide advice to event professionals, who are responsible for keeping people safe during the ingress and egress phase of an event, or during venue operation.

Crowds can become targets of terrorist attacks, especially during events at popular venues. Entry and exit points are particularly vulnerable because the start and finish times of events are usually predictable, as are the locations in the vicinity of the venue where there will be increased crowds due to people entering and leaving.

The NPSA guidance provides pointers to help keep people safe and secure, from basic changes to the venue operation, through to more complex security-led design approaches.