Crowd Control Managment in FIFA World Cup 2022
Crowd control is an essential issue for any significant event. The world cup is no exception. The police and military use crowd control equipment to maintain the public’s safety.
A crowded area is one with a high level of activity by pedestrians and drivers. Crowd control is used to manage these large crowds, so they do not become disorderly and cause damage or injuries. Failure of reasonable crowd control can result in many deaths or injuries.
Managing crowds effectively means managing expected and unexpected crowd occurrences. It’s an essential part of running any successful event. The organiser has to train many people to help with crowd control. There should also be adequate police officers available to help people with crowd control.
To manage large crowds effectively, the organisers must prepare a plan beforehand. The plan should include details of the routes, how many people are required for each course, what time the crowd will arrive and when they will leave. The crowd control team needs to have all the necessary equipment.
There are various types of crowd control that need to be managed effectively. This includes controlling pedestrian traffic, traffic movements on the roads, controlling parking areas, controlling the building perimeter and other similar things.
The aim is to effectively manage all types of crowd control and minimise accidents and injuries. In recent times, crowd control has become an essential aspect of many events, such as sporting events, concerts and political rallies.
Three types of equipment will mainly be used in crowd control during the world cup. They are I, police barricades, ii, mojo fences and iii, hoarding fences.
Police barriers – Police barricades will be used to stop the crowd from getting too close to the field. They are usually made up of steel bars with a height of around 1 meter. The police can then control the crowd from going closer to the field.
Mojo fences – With a 1 metre wide and 2.4 high section, the reinforced aluminium barrier system has been proven effective in creating a safe zone in an emergency. The upper section is entirely transparent, providing 100% visibility. Additional structures can be added to prevent everyday use from being impacted by this solution.
Heras fence is a lightweight, temporary metal mesh fencing that is quick and easy to install. These provide security and protection on construction sites, premises, or events. They are ideal for use in areas where permanent fencing may not be suitable. They are designed to give the spectator a clear view of the game without obstructing their view. They are also handy for protecting spectators from dangerous areas like the stands.
Proper planning is required to plan the stands and equipment placement to prevent the concentration of people and possible stampedes.
In addition, it is essential to ensure that the stadium is well-lit at night. This will make it easier for the police to identify potential troublemakers. Furthermore, a large number of security personnel should be present to maintain control over the crowd.
It is essential to ensure sufficient parking space for visitors, and crowd control must effectively start from the parking area. Moreover, the stadium should have adequate emergency exits so people can leave quickly if necessary. The stadium should also have an effective fire safety system. This way, the risk of a significant incident occurring during a match can be minimised.
Finally, the stadium should be equipped with modern technology such as CCTV cameras, closed circuit television (CCTV) and other systems capable of monitoring and accurate time-making decisions to manage the crowd effectively.
The stadium should also have an emergency plan for all kinds of situations. The stadium should have a fire safety plan, evacuation plan, medical care plan, etc. These plans should be well-tested before they can be put into action.
Therefore, the stadium should hire a professional team to test and evaluate its plans. Furthermore, they must prove that these tests are accurate and reliable.
The stadium should also have an emergency plan for potential disasters. This includes evacuation routes and procedures. The stadium should also have a contingency plan in case of power outages or other emergencies. In conclusion, the stadium should be built with safety as its top priority, where pre-planning for the crisis, crowd planning and management must occur before the event.
If you want crowd control equipment for your event please contact Al Ameen’s consulting team for the crowd control fences, Heras or mojo fences for more information.