1.0 Stadium Analysis1.1 Structural DesignThe stadium is located in the Edwood Park, Nuttal Street, Blackburn. The stadium consists of two levels and one level stand and it accommodates approximately 31,154 viewers (Contingency Plan). Three of the stands are two level stands: Darwen End, Jack Walker and Blackburn End stands, while the single stand is the CIS stand. Additionally, there are entertainment facilities such as the Blues Café bar that is located in the Blackburn End stand. A retail shop is located in the stadium compound and it is detached from the stands.
Moreover, the three two level stands contains some commercial activities. 1.2 Usage of the StadiumThe stadium is purposely used for football activities since its inception; however, athletics activities can take place. The stadium is able to accommodate player and athletes during day and nighttimes. It is able to accommodate the routine matches e. g. Premier League and at a times special events such as the 2005 Women Soccer (Information on Blackburn Rovers 2009). 2.0 Legislative Control AnalysisStatutory regulations play an important role in ensuring that the stadium adheres to safety and health measures to reduce chances of accidents.
Some of the legislatives controls that are in place are: General Safety CertificateSafety at Sports Grounds Act 1975Safety at Sports Grounds and Club Safety Policy Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide)The most important legislative is the Green Guide, which stipulates measures in a playing ground (Fire Service Inspectorate 2002). Some important provisions that are in the Green Guide include crash barriers design, stability of the structure, gangways and fire escapes. Thus, this provision is the legislation (Green Guide) that ensures the spectators and players can be controlled, the structure of the stadium is stable and access of all people who are in the stadium e. g.
people with disability. On the other hand, the 1975 Act gives the management of the stadium a framework that they will base their safety concerns and a guideline for developing policies of the stadium (Health and Safety Executive 2009). 3.0 The Crisis PlanThe crisis plan plays an important role because it brings all associated parties and safety measures into one thing. It ensures that any crisis that may occur is pre-planned in terms of its control.
This will ensure that when a threat occurs, it can be easily solved. 3.1 Capability of Contingency PlanThe contingency plan can tackle an array of emergency incidents. Thus, it is capable to control and manage emergencies of all types e. g. minor to major hazards. An example of minor incident is late kick off to major incidents such as chemical or bomb threats. The plan has well laid down plans that assist in accomplishing any emergency problem, if it is detected or suspected.
Luggage that is left unattended is inspected in certain way to ensure that its contents are not a threat to the public and consideration is given to people who inspects the luggage. Many equipments and measures are in place that detects and reports emergency cases to the concerned bodies. For example, structural stability in terms of overloading is controlled through balancing the spectators who access a given stand. This means that the contingency plan has factored ways to control fire incidents and BCBN through the utilization of fire sprinklers and fire alarms.