Going to events is fun, but hosting them can sometimes be a bit difficult. It’s important to make sure that your guests not only have fun, but are also safe. Events like the Olympics and the Super Bowl bring in tons of people and money, but as the host of the event, it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone is safe.
We’ve put together a few tips for making sure your event is safe and secure.
- Hire a reliable company: One of the most important parts of securing an environment is making sure you are using a company you can trust. Any company can place guards in an area, but not all companies can place reliable guards that are thoroughly trained and picked specifically to match your event.
- Plan ahead: It’s always good to be prepared. Chances are, you can probably identify most possible threats to your event and the people attending it. Once these threats are identified, there should be a plan in place in the event that one occurs. The guards you are using should be trained to respond to any emergency and know what the appropriate course of action to take is. Planning ahead also allows you to come up with a security guard placement map beforehand. You should know which areas are expected to be the busiest, and those areas should have a proportionate number of guards.
- Be prepared for the unexpected: While you can take steps to prepare for any event, you must also realize that things happen. It’s important to have security that doesn’t fail under pressure. The only worse thing than something unfortunate occurring is having security that doesn’t know how to react. Guards should be making guests at the event feel calm and they should not seem unprepared.
With the upcoming NFL Super Bowl XLVIII and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, we’re probably all excited to watch and some of us lucky ones to attend, but most of us don’t realize how much work is put into hosting an event of this size (and even smaller ones). The sheer amount of people alone calls for a great security company that places guards which can be trusted to keep the guests secure and help the event run smoothly.
What has been your experience with event security?