A study conducted over the summer highlights the number of experienced security operatives leaving the industry for better pay and less violence, meaning many venues and clubs are being staffed by inexperienced individuals.
In the wake of the Manchester Arena Inquiry report, many in the industry are questioning the safety of public events, One major aspect that came out of the report was that security staff at the MEN arena lacked the proper training and communication.
A recent study by WorkingtheDoors, an organisation fighting for the frontline security worker, revealed that poor wages and poor training in the security industry is making many experienced operatives to take up other jobs for better pay and less violence, meaning many arenas, venues, pubs and clubs are being secured by those with a basic level of training and insufficient experience.
WorkingtheDoors is asking for the recommendations made in the Manchester Arena Inquiry report to be implemented as soon as possible with regulation of the security companies employing those tasked with keeping the public safe as a priority.
“It is vital that we put pressure on the government to act on the recommendations within the report and make sure that lessons are learned so we don’t see another MEN type attack happening in the future” – Robin Dallaway, CEO, Working the Doors
The Petition supporting the letter that we will be sending to the home office and the security minister can be found here – https://www.change.org/p/put-into-place-recommendations-mr7-and-mr8-of-the-manchester-arena-inquiry-report
Full Manchester Arena Inquiry report can be found here
Full Survey results from WorkingtheDoors can be found here