Recent security breaches at the Euro 2020 final in July and Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium in May have put stadia security in the spotlight. These instances serve as an important reminder of the necessity of adequate access control systems and procedures, to ensure safety of those attending events.
In the latest edition of Football and Stadium Management, NSI Head of Approval Schemes Matthew Holliday, explains how the recent 2021 update of NSI’s NCP 109 Code of Practice for Access Control Systems is an important step in embracing new technologies and methods and adapting to changing market needs. Effective risk assessment and threat determination are at its core with the updated Code referencing BS EN 60839, which classifies each access point (door, hardware and access components) based on risk.
Stadium managers can use the latest NSI Code of Practice as a reassuring means of verifying their providers are specifying and installing to the latest standards and best practice, safe in the knowledge their competency is underpinned by independent approval.