Sometimes planning for any security needs, issues or concerns are the last thing on people’s minds when planning an event as a birthday, a special occasion or celebration. Here are some tips on what to think about when planning your event.

In News by Elton Rangi

As a first step in planning your event it’s important to think about:

  • Numbers attending (estimation of people attending)
  • Invited guests
  • Guests who bring uninvited plus 1’s etc.
  • Uninvited guests
  • Is the size & type of venue large enough to cater towards numbers expected to attend the event to ensure overcrowding does not occur
  • Does the size & type of venue or area mean people are going to gain access via multiple entry points?

Ask yourself the “What if” question? this leads to how to ensure it doesn’t happen.’’

  • What if a risk, hazard, security issue or concern was to occur?
  • Uninvited guests
  • Intoxicated persons or persons causing concern, issues or disruption
  • Crowd control (managing small or large groups of people attending the event)
  • Medical issues & response

Advance planning ensures your guests are provided with a safe event environment to enjoy the occasion and celebration.