The paper "Fire Risks Management at Ewood Park" is a perfect example of a case study on management. According to Ewood Park (2008), Ewood Park is a football stadium for the Blackburn Rovers Football club located in Lancashire. It has a seating capacity of 31,367. It has four stands whose names are protected by naming rights namely Darwen’ s end, Blackburn ends, Jack Walker stand, and riverside stand. Jack Walker stand has a seating capacity of 11,000 and houses dressing rooms, media, and conferencing functions. Blackburn's end has a seating capacity of 8,000.
Riverside stand has a seating capacity of 5,000 while Darwen’ s end has a seating capacity of 8,000 and accommodates a car park. Ewood Park is primarily used for football matches. Other secondary activities include groundhopping, music concerts, and shows. Ewood public visits are scheduled from first May to thirtieth September between 1130hours to 1430hours. The seats in the two tiers of every stand are retractable. Administration and training facilities at Ewood Park are open on weekdays and football matches are usually scheduled for Saturday afternoon. When a match is slotted for a Saturday evening, no concerts or shows are slotted for Thursday or Friday because the grass is given period to recover. Legislative controls at Ewood ParkHumphrey (2002) argues that Safety of users of Ewood Park is enforced through partnership protocols and Ewood park stadium meets legislative controls outlined by the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005, the safety of sports grounds Act 1975 (amended), the building regulation act and the licensing Act 2003.
Risk assessments are routinely carried out before a match and relevant data shared between relevant agencies and safety officials who also include Blackburn match commander and Blackburn club safety officer. Geraint, Sheard, and Vickery (2007) suggest that the legislative guidelines state clearly that Ewood Park should be used for the purpose in which safety certificate covers.
Serby (1930) proposes that legislations ensure the management of Ewood park stadium complies with laid down procedures and safety standards. Ewood Park is therefore supposed to get a go-ahead for event hosting from the fire authority before signing a contract to host it. This is in line with the requirements of regulatory reform order 2005 and the safety of the sports ground Act 1975.
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