IWI Associates has a unique combination of competencies in safety and security at sports grounds. IWI has:
Practical experience of leading the safety and security function in both football and motor racing;
Operational capability as event safety officers (Level 4 Diplomas in Spectator Safety Management);
Policy and consultancy experience as advisors to organisations and governing bodies; and
In depth expert knowledge as researchers, teachers and authors.
IWI is thus distinctively capable of:
Providing an independent expert opinion on safety and security at sports grounds matters;
Undertaking safety and security audits and ‘mystery spectator’ visits;
Developing and reviewing Operations Manuals and other policies and procedures;
Resourcing the event safety officer function;
Designing and developing knowledge products and training materials; and
Delivering bespoke seminars and table top exercises for professional audiences.
This ‘critical friend’ service reports against a checklist of 160 items arranged under 17 main headings as follows:
Crime and Public Order
VIPs and Hospitality
Press and Television
This ‘critical friend’ service reports against a sub-set of the full safety and security audit checklist. The service is tailored to individual client requirements and the matchday observations are typically undertaken on a 'mystery shopper' basis.