The terms ‘safety’ and ‘security’ are often confused or used interchangeably.

In practice, ‘safety’ means keeping people safe from injury or physical harm. As such ‘safety’ includes any concerns for security. Therefore security, although of paramount importance, is in fact a subset of ‘safety’, and encompasses physical security, personal security and cyber security.

By demonstrating an awareness of security issues, and by being prepared, the management and staff at a sports grounds can make a positive contribution towards the provision of a safe experience.

This section includes information related to security including: