Enough identifiable stewards to cater for the site, size and nature of the event must be provided. It is imperative that stewards are adequately briefed as to their roles and responsibilities. It is not the role of the police to provide stewarding at events, nor to provide training to steward personnel.
The number of stewards needed may be calculated by considering each of the separate tasks to be covered (i.e., staffing entrances and exits; controlling access to attractions/activities; general crowd control; patrolling public areas; securing unauthorised areas; securing hazards; bars; car parking duties; etc.).
If the event is to last several hours, extra stewards should be available to allow others to take meal breaks, etc.
Stewarding and security