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Contrary to reports, no balaclavas were worn, and no handcuffs were used.
Cullen, Morten Therkildsen, Head of Security, Health and Safety at Roskilde, Richard Latham, The O2’s Head of Security, Mark Breen, Director of Safe Events, Ian Kerr, Director of ID Resilience and Kate Bunyan, Founder of MB Medical Services, will focus on understanding current terror methodologies and anticipating new methods of attack.
The ‘3Ps’ session will also look at planning a sufficient variation of security protocols to prevent becoming predictable, setting up communication channels between police, local authorities, event stakeholders, security and the artist, and whether an industry-wide rethink is needed.
“With input and active involvement from some of the most renowned security, venue and event experts in the business, ES3 will be a forum to share information and best practice, as well as the latest concepts and tools related to security at live events,” Greg Parmley, Head of the ILMC, said.
Held at the Intercontinental Hotel, next to The O2, the invitation-only E3S is produced in collaboration with the European Arenas Association (EAA), and National Arenas Association (NAA), with input from other leading theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies.
Duncan was the force Operations Superintendent with lead responsibility for firearms, public order, specialist search and the policing of East Midlands Airport, and chaired the force civil contingency strategic threat assessment meetings.
Duncan Cullen was Leicestershire’s Police lead Counter Terrorist Security Co-ordinator who sat on the national Counter Terrorism Security Co-ordinators board, representing the East Midlands Policing Region. He was a key influence on counter terrorism security planning, training and development nationally and brings extensive experience in this area.
Cullen’s commitment to influencing and shaping the future of the private sector security industry and his expertise ,is a fast fit with TSG, a modern public safety/crime prevention resource in keen step with police protocols and procedure.
Organisers moved Great Dorset Steam Fair back a week last year, to run across the August Bank Holiday, and it attracts more than 200,000 people over five days, many families among them.
To ensure their safety, Operations Director Julian Hubbuck has split the site into zones for 2017 and switched from a single security supplier to a number of companies, each playing to its particular strengths.
TSG, which managed a successful deployment at GDSF 2015, returns to the 600-acre site with greater numbers to look after the event’s main entertainments areas, including the main music stage, a large fairground and multiple bars.
The agency’s uniformed officers will engage with the public, provide reassurance and address any incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Julian Hubbuck comments: “We missed TSG’s high-profile presence in 2016. The company’s enhanced level of training and experience is a perfect fit for the main licensed area.
“Like any organiser we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience for visitors and exhibitors and a multi-agency approach to their safety is absolutely the right response.”
TSG’s Managing Director, David Boswell, says: “Team TSG is talking to the other security companies involved and we are focused on the task in hand. Our officers are looking forward to being a part of the solution to ensure a safe, enjoyable event for all involved.”
First held in 1969, Great Dorset Steam Fair moved to its current site, Tarrant Hinton near Blandford Forum, in 1988. Alongside traction engines, tractors and farm machinery, the event features classic cars and commercial vehicles, working shire horses, rustic crafts and ‘bygones’ displays. Great Dorset Steam Fair also has a market, live music and the funfair, much of which is powered by steam engines.