Delivering A Safe And Secure Games

Danny Baade, Head of Security, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Danny Baade, Head of Security, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committed will deliver an athlete-focused Games providing long lasting benefits for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Commonwealth.  With so many incidents occurring around the world, Safety and Security is critical to this event.

Security at major events relies heavily on multi-level, local, state and federal government relationships as well as public and private partnerships.  Cohesive planning and deliver in this unique and multifaceted environment will depend on real integration between partners. The theme that joins partners in this endeavour is risk.

A critical phase of government agency integration is the early agreement to roles and responsibilities and the agreement on risk ownership. The process follows defined stages and culminates in venue operational plans.

A critical phase of public and private partnerships involves a detailed scope of works and an understanding of the capabilities of private safety and security industry.

At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Danny Baade, Head of Security, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will discuss the risk and opportunities that relate to safety and security at mega events such as the Commonwealth Games.

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