Working as a sports steward may mean you get the opportunity to see many of your favourite sports people up close and personal, as well as being there when your team scores that winning goal. But it’s not a job without its challenges, as the main role of a sports steward is to ensure that spectators stay safe – this could involve some element of crowd control if trouble breaks out. Your employer should take steps to ensure you stay safe whilst carrying out your job, including providing you with the training you need to stay safe at work and do your job properly.
If you’ve been injured at work and you believe somebody else is to blame, how about claiming sports steward accident compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? You could be eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee claim if it has been three years or less since your accident.
What do sports stewards actually do?
Sports stewards have an important role to play on match day – keeping spectators safe and happy. Their duties can include:
- Inspecting the stadium before, during and after matches
- Welcoming, seating and controlling spectators
- Ensuring spectators enter and exit the stadium safely
- Crowd control during incidents and emergencies
- Assisting police and emergency services when needed
Whilst sports stewards are not police staff, they are expected to take responsibility for the safety of others and they could be injured whilst carrying out their duties if care is not taken. Crush injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained when incidents occur and crowds get out of hand. But sports stewards could also suffer injuries from tacking pitch invaders or spectators, such as cuts and bruises, broken bones or head/facial injuries. Slip, trip and fall injuries are also common, usually caused by damaged flooring or steps – or possibly slippery surfaces.
Who is at fault for your accident?
If you’re employed directly by the stadium as a sports steward, stadium management could be held liable for your injuries; if you’re agency staff, the agency you report to could be at fault. Whoever is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve, and we’ll gather evidence in support of your claim, so you don’t need to worry. Just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 to see if you’re eligible to make a claim, or take the 30-second test on our website right now to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton