Project Summary & Objectives
Droman Director David McCracken carried out a review of the multi-agency Safety and Security programme for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, the third largest multi-sport event in the world – budget £550m. This led to a restructuring of the joint-agency programme that was staffed by Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and the Games Organising Committee (Glasgow 2014 Ltd).
The restructuring greatly assisted focus on the primary risk for the Games, the c-ordination of 25,000 safety and security staff, whilst ensuring that the programme was delivered successfully within budget.
David McCracken was subsequently appointed as the independent chair of the Games Delivery Committee in the final months leading up to the Opening Ceremony.
Value Delivered to Client
The revised programme, which was initially assessed as Red by Droman on internal OGC review, was subsequently provided with an ‘Amber/Green’ rating by a high-profile external OGC review team, comprising internationally renowned safety and security experts. The programme played its full part in what was widely acclaimed as a superbly delivered event.
Confidence in the design and delivery of the revised safety and security programme allowed improved integration between the Scottish and UK governments, domestic and international security agencies
Public confidence in security at major sporting events had been diminished as a result of the G4S problems at London 2012 – the security programme for Glasgow 2014 had to and did, succeed in restoring that confidence
It was important that the legacy to Scotland included an increased reputation for competence in hosting major international sporting events. This was achieved and Scotland has successfully bid for further events since 2014 including the 2018 European Championships
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