STTS Checklists

The following checklists are provided to assist sports managers and STTS practitioners in planning activities and mitigating the identified risks to an STTS event of interest. The lists apply to both domestic and foreign travel.

​SPORTS TEAM TRAVEL SECURITY (STTS) CHECKLIST

​Status ​​
​ ​Policy and security resources​Relevant​Done
​Can the STTS events be managed or mitigated to a tolerable level of risk?
​Does the STTS contingent have one or more dedicated STTS officer(s)?
​Who can the STTS contingent partner with for security services (force multipliers) at the hotel? Venue?
​What role will law enforcement (LE) perform for the STTS event?
​Will LE be in support of STTS security or the host's security?
​Will STTS or venue security be supporting LE as lead?
Will no LE involvement be needed or anticipated?
​ ​Before international travel
​Has there been a review of what may and may not be brought into or utilized in the destination country?
​Will interaction with local doctors and hospitals be needed?
​Will the team have a traveling member who speaks the local language?
​Has STTS met with hotel security staff and reviewed local protocols?
​Are all legal documents, such as passports and visas, in order?
​Are work permits needed? If so, have they been obtained?
​Has a review been done to identify local health issues, from special foods to deadly insects?
​ ​Risk management guide
​ ​Prior to travel intelligence
​ ​Threat of terrorism
​Who will be in the team's presence?
​What specific team threats are there due to team members’ nationality, religion or other such consideration?
​What is the potential for major media coverage in case of attack?
​Will the team be located in a place where mass casualties may occur?
​Have you reviewed evacuation plans?
​How much do you know about the locale’s security services? Are there protocols that are in place?
​ ​Crime threats
​What are the threats by visitors/fans to players (e.g., hooligans traveling with British teams), to the venue, and to areas outside of venue?
​Do any of the players have a history of crime?
​Are there locations for the safe-keeping of personal items?
​Have the personnel who have access to players’ possessions been vetted?
​Other threats
​What is the history of natural disasters (lightening, earthquakes, etc.)?
​Are there local health issues to be aware of? (e.g., quality of water, issues of contagious diseases etc.)
​Is the destination threatened with pandemics or local diseases?
​What natural disasters threaten the destination?
​Is the destination under threats of food poisoning or illnesses?
​Logistical issues
​What local laws can affect the STTS traveler/team?
​Are any particular documents and/or licenses needed?
​Are translators on hand if needed?
​Safety and security at hotel
​Is there adequate protection from the public?
​What is the locale’s quality of food, water, beds?
​Are there problems due to issues of noise and light pollution?
​Is there safe and secure parking?
​What is the distance from the airport/train station?
​What is the distance to the stadium?
​How secure is the road to the stadium?
​What is the locale's ability to get from transportation mode (car/bus) to inside the stadium/protected area?
​What is the level of training of the security personnel outside and around the athletes’ venues (hotel, airport/stadium)?
​How many security personnel are available?
​What equipment do they possess?
​What is their ability to interact between security personnel and safety personnel?
​Do all security systems have the same communications system? If not, how would they communicate in an emergency?
​Do security agents have cross-group training or individual group training?
​What are the level and types of interaction between private and public (law enforcement) personnel?
​Do the law enforcement and private security agencies respect each other?
​Is there coordination between the security personnel of the hotel, transportation, and sports arena (stadium)?
​ ​Protocols at game/event
​ ​Interactions between first responders
​How many types of first responders are present?
​Is there a triage system?
​How well is the first responder training integrated?
​What are the quantities and quality of the first aid equipment?
​At the stadium
​Have stadium ingress and egress routes been identified?
​Are there metal detectors?
​What is the level of on-duty security personnel training?
​Are cameras used for passive filming (to be viewed later), actively monitored filming, or observed in real time?
​Has someone checked and monitored the control of air ducts?
​How well protected are the players’ locker rooms?
​Are there issues of privacy?
​Are there issues of security?
​How safe are the players from locker rooms to field of play?
​How far is the offset between players and fans?
​Stadium security
​Is there protection from inclement weather?
​What is the state of the playing field? (i.e. slippery when wet?)
​What type of emergency communication is available?
​What is the potential to take players or fans hostage?
​How much immediate medical attention can be provided?
​Is there a medical evacuation plan? Using helicopters? Using ambulances? Is there fire equipment?
​Are stadium employees vetted?
​What is the level of vetting and who is vetted?
​Medical
​How many and what types of medical personnel are available and on duty?
​Is there an adequate supply of blood?
​Has the STTS team acquired contact information for public health?
​What participation will be required from public health?
​ ​Miscellaneous (add as necessary)


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