Article 3 Definition of terms - Safety and Security

UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

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Specific Regulations > Safety and Security
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2019 > June
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Technical Regulations
3.01

For the purpose of these regulations, the following definitions apply:

  1. Closed-circuit television system: fixed cameras with pan and tilt facilities for monitoring spectators, stadium approaches and entrances, and all viewing areas within the stadium.

  2. Control room: room reserved for staff and officials with overall responsibility for all match-related safety and security matters, namely the police commander for the match, the national association or club safety and security officer, the stadium security officer and their staff.

  3. Emergency lighting system: a system that ensures that lighting is maintained in the event of a power failure, including along all exit and evacuation routes, for the purposes of ensuring safety and guiding spectators.

  4. Match organiser: an association or club responsible for organising a match to be played at home, or an association, club or other entity responsible for organising a match at a neutral venue, whether or not one of its teams is involved.

  5. Police: the public authority responsible for maintaining public order and security at the match.

  6. Private security: a trained individual (whether directly employed or contracted) assessed as competent to undertake their designated safety and security functions in and around a stadium. This role differs from that of a steward insofar as private security may have additional roles requiring a specific licence under national legislation.

  7. Public address system: an electronic system of loudspeakers capable of communicating clear messages to all spectators instantaneously.

  8. Public authorities: any national or local authority with any responsibility in the preparation and implementation of safety, security or service measures in connection with a football match, e.g. police, first-aid, medical services and fire services.

  9. Safety: any measure designed to protect the health and well-being of individuals and groups who attend, work or take part in the match.

  10. Security: any measure designed to prevent, reduce the risk and respond to criminal activity or disorder committed in connection with the match.

  11. Security personnel: police officers, private security and stewards.

  12. Service: any measure designed to make individuals or groups feel welcome and comfortable when attending the match.

  13. Steward: a trained individual (whether directly employed or contracted) assessed as competent to undertake designated safety and security functions in and around a stadium.

  14. Supporter liaison officer: person acting as the key contact point for supporters of a national association or club.

3.02

In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine.