Effectiveness of Stewarding
One of the elements in assessing the ‘S’ factor will be the effectiveness of the stewarding arrangements.
A steward is defined as “a person trained or being trained, to a standard recognised by DCAL, employed or contracted by management to act in accordance with the general recommendations of the Northern Ireland Guide to Safety of Sports Grounds, and where appropriate, the specific requirements of the safety certificate.”
A list of the qualifications recognised by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is listed below:
Steward Training Programmes Available
Phase 1 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2009 with 276 stewards trained to a qualification recognised by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL).
Phase 2 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2010 with 379 stewards trained.
Phase 3 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2011 and resulting in 204 stewards trained.
Phase 4 of the Steward Training Programme is now closed with the number of stewards trained to be confirmed.
Phase 5 (to be launched in 2013) subject to funding.