Glasgow 2014


Police Scotland and Glasgow 2014

With just 10 weeks out from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Police Scotland and Glasgow 2014 Ltd. engaged the FOAMHAND team to plan, resource and deliver the crowd management operations external to the main venues including the challenging ‘Last Mile’ operations.

With the Games receiving high praise as the “best and friendliest Commonwealth Games ever”, highlights our agility to rapidly deploy the right resources to resolve issues for our clients, develop operational plans and deliver a spectator experience a host city can be proud of.

Glasgow City Council

Whilst in Glasgow we helped the host city identify key operational risks using our knowledge and experience. The team was then engaged by Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland to produce and deliver the city centre crowd management plan for road event days during the Commonwealth Games. This included C3 planning, risk assessments and management, integration of operations with key stakeholders and training of senior management teams.   All this was achieved in less than a month.

On behalf of Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council: The FOAMHAND team were engaged to develop and deliver the crowd management operation for the ‘Big 4’ venues and Road Events at Glasgow 2014. This was a complex operation due to short timeframe before Games- time, multiple stakeholders and the need to proactively manage both spectator and business as usual pedestrian movements. Our team created desktop exercises to highlight areas of weakness as well as test the readiness and integration between delivery partners.

FOAMHAND were instrumental in the production of our crowd management plans in response to three major road race events with associated interface with our festival sites. Paul and his team demonstrated the skill and commitment to deliver to a very high standard, successfully providing solutions that fully met our health and safety requirements whilst responding positively to the demands of the Council and the Organising Committee.”  Glasgow City Council – Commonwealth Games 2014.