The purpose of this text is to provide foundational security management knowledge to help managers safeguard facilities and events, whether they are mega sport events or local community gatherings. Presenting an overview of security principles and government policies, the text introduces an all-hazard approach to considering the types and severity of threats that could occur as well as the potential consequences, likelihood, and frequency of occurrence. Readers will be walked through a risk assessment framework that will help them plan for threats, develop countermeasures and response strategies, and implement training programs to prepare staff in case of an unfortunate occurrence.
Security and Risk Assessment for Facility and Event Managers addresses traditional threats as well as evolving modern-day threats such as cybercrime, use of drones, and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) incidents. It also offers readers insightful information on the intricacies of managing security in a variety of spaces, including school and university multiuse facilities, stadiums and arenas, recreation and fitness facilities, hotels and casinos, religious institutions, and special events.
Practical elements are incorporated into the text to help both students and professionals grasp real-world applications. Facility Spotlight sidebars feature examples of sport facilities that illustrate specific concepts. Case studies, application questions, and activities encourage readers to think critically about the content. Related online resources, available via HKPropel, include nearly 50 sample policies, plans, and checklists covering issues such as alcohol and fan conduct policies, risk management and evacuation plans, bomb threat checklists, and active shooter protocols. The forms are downloadable and may be customized to aid in planning for each facility and event.
With proper planning and preparation, facility and event managers can prioritize the safety of their participants and spectators and mitigate potential threats. Security and Risk Assessment for Facility and Event Managers will be a critical component in establishing and implementing security protocols that help protect from terrorism, natural disasters, and other potential encounters.
Higher education instructors! For maximum flexibility in meeting the needs of facility or event management courses, instructors may adopt individual chapters or sections of this book through the Human Kinetics custom ebook program.
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AudienceA reference for managers involved in facility and event security, including sport and athletic facility and program managers, venue and convention managers, and league and organization officials, as well as security-related contract personnel or volunteers. A textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in facility or event management, risk management, or sport law.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Understanding the Security and Emergency Response Framework
Chapter 3. The Risk Assessment Model
Chapter 4. Security Design and Protective Measures
Chapter 5. Security Planning and Training
Chapter 6. Exercises: Security Plans in Action
Part II. Facility and Event Specifications
Chapter 7. Multiuse K-12 and College Facilities
Chapter 8. Sport Stadiums and Arenas
Chapter 9. Parks and Recreation Centers
Chapter 10. Hotels, Casinos, and Resorts
Chapter 11. Houses of Worship
Chapter 12. Special Events