The Importance of Special Event Security
Thinking of holding a show or event? If so, let’s start with a little check list.
You’ve booked the venue? Check. Got the decorations? Check. Sorted the caterers? Check. And you’ve invited the guests? Check. That all seems pretty straight forward, right?
Except you’ve forgotten one vital thing – security!
It’s very common for organisers and hosts to forget about the importance of security when planning an event, because nothing could ever happen to your special occasion, right? Wrong. The protection of the welfare of your guests and staff should always remain at the forefront of your agenda in order to safeguard your reputation as well as their livelihood.
But if you weren’t aware of the importance of show and event security in the first place, you probably won’t be in the know-how of what you need to look out for when you’re looking to deploy security guards or an equally as effective service. Let’s take a look.
What do you need to consider when you’re looking for event security?
- Risk Assessment
Before confirming any event security package, you must ensure that the solution has been built to the exact needs of your event so that you do not inflict any unnecessary expenditure on yourself.
- What could happen?
Unfortunately the best moral to live by is to ‘always prepare for the worst’, after all they do say if you ‘Fail to prepare, you prepare to fail’. Yes it may be good to live life on the edge every now and again but by preparing for something disastrous to happen, you’re prepared to ensure it doesn’t jeopardise your event.
- The number of guests
Never assume that the smaller your event, the less security guards you’ll need. You may be holding your event outside, on an open air plot or there may be a large number of potential exit and entrance routes, and in which case you’ll actually need a larger personnel force so that all risky areas are controlled and free from any potential conflict.
- The size of the venue
It is also important that you never assume a smaller venue means you should opt for a smaller number of guards. No matter the size of the venue, it may be able to capacitate a large number of people and in which case you would need a larger personnel force for complete crowd control.
- What would happen in an emergency?
Having assessed your needs thoroughly, you should always expect security guards to offer you a disaster plan. So if an emergency did unfortunately occur, you’d know exactly what to do to ensure nothing ever gets too out of hand.
Having committed ourselves to the industry since 1993, we have gained a wide portfolio of expertise and experience in the show and event industry so we can be sure that all your requirements are met. Surpassing your expectations time and time again, with Churchill Security on hand to deal with any tricky situations so that you don’t have to you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show you’ve been so long planning for.GO BACK TO