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Tighter controls needed for sports and music events

24th February 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Tighter crowd controls are required in order for sports and music fans to remain safe at events, one group has urged.

The retention of all-seater stadiums and formal safety training for stewards are among the measures that the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for, after research found that many people have been injured due to crowd surges.

Businesses may particularly want to consider these measures along with safety signage, as more than one in ten people told IOSH that they have been hurt at an event.

IOSH spokesman Carl Hagemann said: "Organisers need to invest in good, comprehensive onsite training for all stewards - arming them with all the relevant knowledge to keep people safe."

These comments come after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warned that new or inexperienced staff are most vulnerable to injuries in workplaces in the renewable sector.

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