The impotance of safety at an event
Whether you are attending an event at a township hall, stadium or sports ground or you are at the world’s biggest festival or concert, you really do not want to worry about your safety.
Security is of top priority and every event should organiser must know this.
Events attract crowds and may also become targets for criminal activities such as theft, robbery and rape. The bigger the event the more it becomes a target as crowds assemble and grow.
states that poor event planning, management, crowd control, security, and ineffective emergency response, increase the likelihood of injuries, property damage and even catastrophic attacks.
Here’s what you need to do to ensure safety:
Monitor the guest list, allowing only approved personnel entrance
The hired security company will have to be made aware of who works at the event to avoid unapproved personnel entering the venue.
In an event where your attendees need tickets, the security personnel you hire must make sure that no one enters the premises without the right ticket or wristband to avoid intruders.
Parking lot security
You do not want someone reporting a stolen car after your event, therefore you will need aparking lot security keeping an eye on cars and guests’ valuables.
Offer to call a cap for guests who are unable to drive
Some security services may include the monitoring of guests to ensure that they do not drive while under the influence; and provide them with a service to call a family member, friend or cab service to drive them home.
Provide a visible deterrent to any would-be intruders
The most important of all is having security personnel that is visible to all guests as well as any culprits who may want to cause trouble at your event. This Personnel should be dressed in uniform and depending on your requirements based on your risk assessment of the event, carry firearms.
Benefits of hiring a security company
Having security working onsite at your event is not only a way to give you and your guests comfort and security, but it also helps to add to the level of professionalism you have and the confidence your attendees have in you.
By providing security and protection, you are showing potential business partners, investors and associates that you genuinely care for their well-being as well as their own personal interests.
Having a security team on your side is always highly recommended to keep everyone safe and protected.
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