GAMES SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
A 4,000 strong security team, the largest seen in Australia this decade, has been appointed to ensure visitors heading to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast stay safe during the event.
Employed by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), the taskforce comprises four specialist companies: MSS Security, Wilson Security, SecureCorp and SNP.
GOLDOC chief executive officer Mark Peters said he was confident the primary security contractors would provide effective, professional, friendly and helpful security services for all GC2018 participants and visitors.
“The security workforce model has been carefully tailored to the needs of the Games to ensure we have considered global risks, local risks, past major event experience and the local environment, while also drawing on the strengths of our Australian security workforce,” Peters said.
Most recruitment and training of security personnel will commence in 2017.