The Qualifying and Training Unit at the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) concluded an extensive training programme for more than 1,300 police and security personnel, in preparation for the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup and the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup. The trained personnel will be responsible for securing the stadiums during the two sport events.
Major Fahad Al Subaie, Head of the Security Committees Training Unit, confirmed that security personnel were trained following the latest international standards in security and safety to ensure that the two championships are controlled and highly organised. The highest standards of security and safety in sports events will be applied following Qatar’s vision.
Intensive Training Programme
According to Major Al Subaie the intensive training programme was accredited by the British Highfield International. The trainees attended the course for three weeks.
The first week covered theoretical applications and the safety and security of sports events spectators. It also included important decisions which may be a key ingredient in the successful conduct of any major public or sporting events.
Crowd management, conflict management, non-discrimination, human rights, thorough inspection, security sense, crisis and emergency management and first aid, were among the topics discussed on the first week of the training.
The second week involved practical applications of security protocols within sports stadiums and various facilities, while the third and final week of the programme tackled laws and regulations around security of sporting events.
Major Al Subaie said that the Qatari trainers already underwent various courses for about 13 weeks this year. All of them have achieved certification for ‘International Trainer on Security and Safety’. They have also started training groups involved in the security and safety of the sports events this December.