Doha, 14 November 2019 - Local private security firms have undergone special training as Qatar ramps up preparations for two major football tournaments.
Organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), in collaboration with Qatar's Security Committee and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), the training will prepare security personnel for the Arabian Gulf Cup and FIFA Club World Cup™.
and provided participants with an understanding of safety and security operations at both competition and non-competition venues.
The SC and ICSS developed the training programme, which was delivered by security experts from the UK who provide consultancy services to English Premier League teams.
Jassim Al Kaabi, the SC's Director of National Security, said: "The objective of the training is to prepare security personnel in Qatar for both tournaments, build our security knowledge and develop our private security industry on the road to hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
"In collaboration with our partners at the ICSS, we have developed a series of workshops which integrate the most current methodologies and international best practices. The course is split into 29 units and includes details on how to prepare for spectator events, controlling the entry, exit and movement of spectators, monitoring spectators, conflict management, dealing with accidents and emergencies, anti-discrimination and human rights."
Al Kaabi continued: "These tournaments are valuable events for Qatar as we get ever closer to the World Cup. This is another opportunity to apply our training and test our readiness."
Major Hussain Hamza, Head of Private Security at the Security Committee, said: "This is an integral part of developing the private security sector and one of our main priorities on the road to 2022."
Mohammed Hanzab, Group Chairman and CEO of the ICSS, said: "As preparations for the upcoming Arabian Gulf Cup and FIFA Club World Cup are well underway, it is important to highlight that the safety and security of all participants is critical for hosting and delivering a successful tournament.
"The ICSS is proud to support the efforts of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy in its journey to developing highly-qualified safety and security personnel with strong capabilities – this will be instrumental in securing a spectacular FIFA World Cup by the time we get to 2022."