1.0 IntroductionEmergency may occur any time and there should be a well laid down plan that ensures that it is contained with minimal risks. Terrorism, civil unrest and power failure are some of emergencies that can occur any time. Thus, the aim of this report is to analyze the emergency plan that is in place at the Ewood Park Stadium. The report analyzes the stadium and brings out the ability that the contingency plan can fulfil. At the end of the paper, recommendations are analyzed to ensure that the contingency plan fully solves any emergency problem.
2.0 Analysis of the Stadium2.1 Structural DesignThere are four sections in the Ewood Park stadium. The four sections are grouped into two and one tier stands. The two tier stands are the Darwen End, Jack Walker and the Blackburn End stand. The one tier stand, which is the fourth stand, is the CIS. It is located at the Ewood Park, which is next to the Nuttall Street at Blackburn town. The stadium was completed in 1882 and has a sitting capacity of 31,154 persons (Contingency Plan). 2.2 Stadium UseBlackburn Rovers football club uses the stadium as a football pitch since 1890; initially they were located at Leamington Road.
The pitch itself measures 115 yards by 76 yards. The stadium has hosted of late various international matches, which includes the Women Euro 2005, whereby three matches were played. The stadium is well equipped and has the facilities that support utilization of the stadium both day and night time (Blackburn Rovers Club). 3.0 Legislation ControlVarious legislatives and statutory requires that the government has a guideline to manage and maintain safety.
The legislatives that play import roles in ensuring safety in the stadium include: General Safety CertificateSafety at Sports Grounds Act 1975Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds – Green GuideClub Safety Policy – Fire Service Inspectorate 2002The most important legislative is the Green Guide that contains regulations on the operation of playgrounds. Some of the provisions that are contained in the Green Guide include fire escapes, crash barriers, gangways and adequate structural design. The aim of these provisions is to ensure that the stadium can control rowdy crowds, the stadium is structurally stable, access for people with disability and easy means of access and exit; these provisions are in the Safety at sports Grounds Act 1975.
Thus, the Act and legislative directives plays important roles in ensuring that the management has a base that they will use in developing policies and safety matters (Parks & Quarterman 2007). 4.0 Stadium Crisis ManagementMany people usually access the stadium. Thus, it is paramount that the safety measures that are accorded should bring into consideration the diverse emergency that can occur any time. 4.1 Nature of CrisisThe extent of emergence or hazard that can occur is not predictable.
Thus, the contingency plan is able to manage emergency of any level - from minor to complex emergencies. In this scenario, the minor emergencies include cancellation of matches to the more complex or catastrophic emergencies such as presence of chemical substances or bombs. They have different approaches on the way that the stadium emergency team can tackle any problem that may arise.