Non-Lethal Safety Tools Protect Against Liability, Unruly Fans

(inset: Photo Courtesy of Guardian 8 / Photo Shutterstock.com/Eric Broder Van Dyke)
(inset: Photo Courtesy of Guardian 8 / Photo Shutterstock.com/Eric Broder Van Dyke)

If you've never considered the safety risks of a professional security guard, placing them at a sporting venue where they are significantly outnumbered is an excellent research lab. Because of the sheer quantity of people, the passion for their teams and the probability of alcohol consumption, sports leagues recommend one security guard for every 250 visitors in a venue. Assigning the proper number of security personnel is a deliberate balance of operational efficiency, cost and visitor safety, which makes proper skills training and equipment for the job an essential consideration in limiting a venue's liability.

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