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Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010)

Chapter 3

Part 1 : Measures to Ensure Safety and Security at Events

16. Functions of event safety and security planning committee


(a) consider the categorisation of the event made in terms of section 6 and where circumstances impacting on the risk categorisation of the event have changed, make a written recommendation to the National Commissioner regarding that risk categorisation;
(b) prepare the event-specific written safety and security plan providing for the coordination of the functions of the following persons involved in the provision of safety and security at the event:
(ii) a member of a local authority disaster management department or centre;
(iii) a member of an emergency service;
(iv) a representative of a national controlling body;
(v) a stadium or venue owner or duly authorised representative;
(vi) the event organiser;
(vii) a security service provider employed by a controlling body, event organiser or a stadium or venue owner or other interested party;
(viii) a steward;
(ix) where applicable, a volunteer;
(x) a health and medical service provider acting in terms of the National Health Act;
(xi) a member of a provincial health department;
(xii) a member of a local authority inspectorate as contemplated in section 14;
(xiii) a role-player that the authorised member considers necessary; and
(xiv) a member of the security services of the State.
(c) assign specific tasks to the persons contemplated in paragraph (b), relating to—
(i) event safety measures;
(ii) event security measures;
(iii) the deployment of police officials;
(iv) the deployment of security service providers;
(v) emergency and essential services measures;
(vi) the VOC; and
(vii) event medical measures;
(d) determine with regard to a specific event prescribed measures relating to—
(i) spectator access control;
(ii) vehicle access control, including parking measures;
(iii) accreditation;
(iv) the control of liquor and prohibited substances;
(v) the control of tobacco usage;
(vi) environmental control;
(vii) vendor control;
(ix) volunteers;
(x) adequate access and accommodation for persons with disabilities;
(xi) communication;
(xii) spectator exclusion notices;
(xiii) accredited training of stadium, venue and event personnel;
(xiv) event ticketing safety measures;
(xv) prohibition notices; or
(xvi) the control of prohibited or restricted objects;
(e) demarcate a site or an area in a site at the event as an area that may only be entered by a person in possession of a special pass in the form of—
(i) an accreditation card; or
(ii) the event ticket;
(f) demarcate a zone surrounding or adjacent to a stadium, venue or route as an exclusive zone where prescribed commercial activities may only be conducted by persons authorised by the event organiser; and
(g) advise the persons referred to in section 4(1) on the steps necessary to safeguard a stadium, venue or route and its respective precincts, as well as to protect persons and property therein.


(2) In all cases where the event is categorised as high-risk, the event safety and security planning committee must, at least 60 days before the event, submit the plan contemplated in subsection (1)(b) to the National Commissioner for written approval.


(3) The event safety and security planning committee must, where an event categorised as medium-risk or high-risk is to be hosted, submit the details of a security service provider or a security officer whose services are employed at the event to the Authority to satisfy itself of compliance with the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No. 56 of 2001).