The club is committed to working with the EFL and partners to ensure fixtures are safe and enjoyable for spectators from all communities.
We have robust working arrangements with a number of partners which includes the Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire County Council (LCC), Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA), The Football Association, the Premier League, Kick it Out, local medical providers such as North West Ambulance Service and Lancashire Ambulance Service, most of whom form part of our Safety Advisory Group. We work with the EFL, LCC and SGSA to conduct match inspections to ensure that we are well positioned to ensure our operations are a safe and enjoyable experience for all spectators.
We also work with the EFL on a number of initiatives to promote safety and security which includes training of stewards and security staff, reducing the numbers of pyrotechnics discharged within grounds and dealing effectively with any occurrences of hate crimes, drug and alcohol misuse, and discriminatory behaviour amongst spectators. The EFL provides ground regulations to its members, which set out key requirements in respect of matchday protocol including spectator conduct, audio/visual restrictions and image rights, prohibited items and reinforces the key principles of stadium safety.