Article 4 Appointment of a safety and security officer - Safety and Security

UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Safety and Security
Enforcement Date
15 June 2019

Each association and club must appoint a competent person as a safety and security officer to carry out the following functions:

  1. develop, implement and review safety and security policy and procedures, including risk management and planning;

  2. be the main point of contact between the public authorities and the association or club in respect of safety and security organisation for UEFA matches;

  3. manage the match safety and security operations including resourcing, briefing, deployment and debriefing;

  4. ensure that the stadium infrastructure, systems and equipment are certified as fit for purpose.

The safety and security officer must be qualified in accordance with the relevant national legal framework.


The safety and security officer should be trained and experienced in matters of crowd control and safety and security at football venues.