Industry Involvement In Olympic & Paralympics Safety & Security Planning

London 2012 security planners in the Home Office are inviting members of the security industry to an innovative workshop on national co-ordination. The event, held by the Government’s Olympic and Paralympic Security Directorate (OSD), is aimed at raising awareness of Games security planning, and drawing on the widespread experience and expertise in the private sector..

Organisers want to harness industry expertise to highlight any issues that they will face in terms of timescales, procurement, capacity and capability around national co-ordination, to help refine the specification for the project and provide confidence around the planning process.

The methodology for the event will follow that used by other Government projects. This process has been developed by Intellect, and is know as ‘Concept Viability’. It encourages early engagement by Government with industry and allows suppliers to demonstrate how the market can meet the need, provide early visibility of key risks and issues and gives suppliers the opportunity to manage expectations of what the market can and cannot contribute to the proposed programme.

The event, taking place on July 16 at the Metropolitan Police Service training centre at Hendon, is being staged with the help of the UK Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers’ Community (RISC)- but the invitation to take part extends to any private sector company or organisation with a relevant interest. Anyone attending the workshop must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement reflecting the sensitive nature of this work.

RISC, which brings together the UK industrial community to support the Government in creating a more secure and safe environment for UK citizens, has helped the OSD work with the family of trade associations and think tanks that support it. These include the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) , Intellect and the Society of British Aerospace Companies. “For further details or to register your interest please email Steve Kemsley via”

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