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S.T.O.R.M 4’s Tactical Response Teams

S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd Industry Leading Specialist Response Teams

‘Tactical Skillset, Industry Mindset’

S.T.O.R.M 4’s fills a skills gap identified in the specialist security role, in recent times with the

escalation of risks within the events industry response teams are expected to take on increased

responsibility and operate in some more and more challenging environments. As agents of the

licensee their actions reflect on the event, not just legally and morally, but also reputationally.

In addition, there is a requirement under UK Health and Safety Law that it is the responsibility

of the employer to provide the correct training based on risk assessment to undertake the role

that staff are employed for. The deployment of staff without the competence and training to

undertake these roles could leave the employer open to beaches of the legislation and put staff

and customers at risk. The basic skills taught as part of the SIA Door Supervisors qualification does

not cover roles with an escalated risk and just deploying SIA licenced staff does not necessarily

cover your liability.

TROCTM S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd 2018

“The Future of Event Security is Quality not Quantity”


So What is S.T.O.R.M 4’s

S.T.O.R.M 4 Teams deploy (as the name suggests) in teams of 4 made up of one SIA tactical team leader, two SIA operatives and one first response SIA /medic. All teams are equipped with body worn evidence cameras / evidence collection equipment / advanced restraint equipment, an unparalleled skills set and complete with their own tactical command.

All our event friendly teams are made up of ex Police, Ex Forces or minimum of three years supervisor /management SIA event experience and have passed the 3 day Event Tactical Response Team Course delivered by an ex lead public order tactical trainer and public order command tactical  advisor for the Police Service and a Tactical Security Consultant with over forty years experience of the Events Industry.

All have undertaken our programme delivered by Paul Davies, S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd’s ® Lead 4 Tactical Operations and centered on professional teamwork, communication and advanced tactics covering:

Safe Resolution Tactics / Minimising Risk / Safe Searching / Handcuff and Restraint Use / Personal Safety Skills

Safe Control & Restraint / Crowd Cordon Tactics / Law & Legislation / Use of Force / Private Security Tactical Options / Command and Control / Dynamic Risk Assessment / Tactical Cordons / Major Incident Management / Basic Crowd Management / Advanced Physical Intervention / Counter Terrorism Awareness / Decision Making (NDM / JDM) / Advanced Search / Scaleable Mitigation / Specialist Operational Roles / Crime Scene Preservation / Evidence Gathering / Report Writing / Potential Triggers in Crowds / Basic Crowd Dynamics / Dynamic Risk Management / Post Incident Considerations,  in addition to the skills they were originally selected for.

S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Tactical Security

the issues around both the cost and re-sourcing of Police services within the industry mean the level and standard of training required for response teams far exceeds the SIA licensing requirements. The need for SIA operatives with advanced skills and training has become paramount as the UK Police are having to concentrate more and more on their core responsibilities and are no longer able to offer the support to events that they once were.

As the police presence at events reduces tactical response teams are required to take on further responsibilities which will progressively be more and more in the public view. SIA licenced response teams are nearly always the first responders to any incident on site, be it assault, sexual assault, breaches of the licencing act, public order, ticket touts, fake merchandisers, drug dealers, anti-social behaviour, crowd issues, high risk searches, children at risk, drug incidents, hostile recon (terrorist or criminal), mental illness and indictable offenses etc. with the reduction Police resources extended response times and the liability resting with the client they must deal with the immediate risks. Simply deploying anyone with an SIA DS licence and basic training should no longer be acceptable as the responsibilities and risks they face are not covered by simply having an SIA licence.

Untrained staff and their approach can trigger substantial escalation increasing the risk. The emphasis of our training is to proactively decrease conflict and recognise alternatives to use of force, whilst providing comprehensive specific and team skills and interventions for dealing safely and professionally with advanced risk and physical intervention environments when required.

qawfsdPaul Davies, S.T.O.R.M 4 Lead 4 Tactical Operations

Experienced Sector Competent Tactical Risk Manager


S.T.O.R.M 4 Course 1 2019

“The Future of Event Security is Quality not Quantity”