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Another Safety Officer quits London Stadium

RileyLondon Stadium’s Head of Safety and Security quit his post last month after 20 months at the former Olympic Stadium.

The former chief inspector of the Metropolitan police was previously a member of the borough Senior Command Team and leader of the Events & Operations team with responsibility for managing the policing operations for football matches played at Chelsea, Fulham and QPR Football Clubs. He was also involved in a safety role during the London 2o12 Olympics and worked at Fulham in a similar role.

The role has been advertised since February this year with an annual salary of up to £80,000 but is as yet at the time of writing unfilled.

The resignation follows a spate of safety officers quitting their roles last year over alleged concerns. London Stadium safety officer Chris Baker resigned last May after becoming deeply concerned about the retractable seating and its impact on the structure of the ground’s lower tier, the Guardian reported at the time.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Another Safety Officer quits London Stadium

  1. Safety experts and those with structural knowledge should never be ignored .
    But maybe the problems which have been cited would be rectified in the event of the owners selling the Stadium . Which is looking to be on the cards in the not too distant future
    West Ham can only do what they are limited to doing . But if somebody was to buy the Stadium with West Ham lock stock and barrel then of course , the situation would change .

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