Rangers Football Club - G4S Events leading the field
The safety and comfort of the 50,000 people who attend matches at Ibrox Stadium is a top priority for Rangers Football Club. To ensure effective security and crowd management and help visitors have a positive experience, G4S Events provides match day event stewarding, security services and full time static guarding to both Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park. G4S also supports Rangers when they are playing away at domestic and European matches.
G4S prides itself on providing professional, well turned out staff for each match, whatever number is needed. All G4S stewards have achieved a NCFE event stewarding level 2 qualification, or can prove they are working towards it through the distance learning programme. All response personnel and supervisors hold a full SIA licence and 44 SIA trained staff are provided for each game.
Planning and working closely with other core agencies is also central to the success of the stewarding operation at Ibrox Stadium. The excellent relationship that has developed between Strathclyde police, the club and G4S Events staff ensures on-going communication and information sharing for the benefit of the club and the local community.
Kenny Scott, Head of Security and Operations at Rangers, on the relationship which has developed over the past twenty years or so between the club and Rock Steady, latterly G4S:
“The enormous strides forward in Safety Management at Ibrox stadium in recent years are a result of the commitment to improving standards not only on the part of the club but also in respect of our stewarding partners. Having a well trained and properly equipped stewarding company, professionally managed by people the club has faith in, is a major factor in match day safety and security.
The amalgamation of Rock Steady into the G4S Events structure further reinforces the depth of resources the club can call on whatever the size of the event in question. In my experience the product this club receives at all levels makes G4S leaders in their field."