24 - 25 October, 2017 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia

Graham Coleman

Superintendent, Program Manager Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Group
Queensland Police

10:10 AM Commonwealth Games Case Study: Hardening Strategies for Existing Venues

  • Understanding the threat - conducting an appropriate security risk assessment
  • Working with stakeholders in a shared response to emerging threats
  • Thoroughly reviewing emergency management plans including organisational policy and procedures
  • Identifying vulnerability to target harden your venue/event
  • Modelling scenarios: planning to protect an existing venue from attacks
  • Introducing emerging technologies, such as facial recognition and hydraulic bollards
  • Going the extra yard to protect VIP's

11:50 AM Physical Perimeter Hardening to Prevent Vehicle-borne Attacks

  • How vehicles can access the area – strategies for bollard strengthening
  • Perimeter fencing – what’s a good standard?
  • Modelling the bollards required for weight and speed of the potential vehicle
  • Hardening through landscaping – preventing vehicles approaching the venue
  • How to design the site to separating the crowd from the road and control where vehicles can access
  • Best practice rehearsing lock down situation


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