Safety and security are not unfamiliar topics to discuss when it comes to hosting an event, particularly a large one that will see hundreds of attendees. For many years host cities, venues and even planners alike have been improving their measurements and establishing best practices to ensure a smooth and – above all – safe experience for everyone involved. After recent worldwide incidents, however, the issue of event security has become more complex.
One of the main questions we are asked is how organisers and planners can support the security of an event. The answer is by offering a venue and a level of infrastructure that improves safety, as well as guarantees a welcoming and secure environment for attendees.
The types of event security that you might be interested in employing include:
Some of the perks that you will enjoy by employing event security include:
Knowing how many guards you need for your event can be another issue altogether and it is not uncommon for organisers or planners to employ too few for the size of the occasion. Also keep in mind that when alcohol or illegal substances could be present, more security is always a good idea.
As a general rule, the number of guards you will need are as follows:
Planning a successful event, like anything in life, can have its up and downs. Keep in mind that some things are actually out of the organiser or planner’s hands, such as the event security measurements currently in place at the venue and the safety situation of the city or surrounding area as a whole. Now more than ever, it is crucial for your success that attendees feel safe and get to enjoy the festivities to the best of their ability.