Published: 02 Sep 2022 in

Scenes of carnage, overcrowding, and pure violence have been all over the headlines and social media from Notting Hill Carnival. Every year this carnival grows and grows, and calls for it to be cancelled altogether have been an increasingly popular point of view. Houses in the area were seen boarding up their properties with temporary fencing ahead of the carnival, but it’s what happened during this event that is really quite disturbing.

The carnival saw the murder of 21-year-old rapper Takayo Nembhard, alongside six stabbings, countless assaults on police officers, and over 200 arrests. It’s fair to say this event was completely out of control.

Why is event security important?

No matter what type of event you're planning, you have a duty to ensure the safety of your guests. It's hugely important to get the level of security correct so your guests feel safe without feeling intimidated by the security presence.

A private, intimate event or even a wedding reception may require security guards, but this level of security would differ greatly from the needs of a large corporate event or gig – or that of a carnival - and we can help you to determine the level of security that would be appropriate.

Security guards will be able to keep unwanted guests from your event, as well as plan evacuation procedures should something go wrong. They can also assist with:

  • Crowd control
  • Crime deterrence
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Door supervision
  • Vehicle access/exit points
  • Car park management
  • Conflict management

Having a professionally trained security presence will be one less thing off your list to worry about, allowing you to host, relax and enjoy your hard planning.

Why should I choose Carter Security as my event security provider?

We have many years of experience in providing security guards for events, we can help you to plan the security you will need, and provide a thorough assessment of your requirements. It's essential that everyone has fun at your event, whatever that event may be, and we can ensure that you have the right SIA-licensed guards in place to reduce the risk of something going wrong.

We can work with you to build an event security offering that suits both your needs and your budget. It might be that you need assistance with car parking or ticketed entry, or you could need door supervisors in VIP areas or backstage. Depending on the size and location of your event, it might be that we need to consider manned guarding. CCTV cameras could be installed should it be deemed necessary.

For more information on how we can support your next event with our security services, please don't hesitate to with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract security guards, choosing instead to invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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