A SECURITY expert from Selby is to ensure the safety of thousands of revellers at major Jubilee events at Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, in London.

Judy Jackson ,of Burn, owner of MRL Safety Ltd, has been working for months to ensure the smooth-running of the concert, to be hosted by Take That singer Gary Barlow, outside Buckingham Palace on Monday.

Miss Jackson’s firm has also been working behind the scenes to ensure the safety of the estimated 100,000 visitors to Hyde Park on Monday and Tuesday, when two 100 square metre screens will show live events such as the concert and processions through the city.

Judy said: “It has not happened overnight; we have been working on this for nine months.

“When people gather in large numbers, the risk of serious illness and injury is never far away. It is a huge celebration and our task is to ensure everyone enjoys it without mishap.”

“All aspects of safety have to be carefully planned, checked and implemented. Nothing can be left to chance. Procedures have to be meticulous – but that’s what we do.”

For Monday’s concert, which will be attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family, a stage has been built around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.

Part of MRL’s job has been to ensure that the stage and other structures have been built to strict safety guidelines and that there is an effective evacuation plan in case of emergencies.

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