Keeping Santa safe with onsite security

 

Yes, that’s right, we’re already talking about Christmas! Whilst we do love the festivities, we do acknowledge for many of you it’s far too soon to be talking about Santa Claus, but for those who will be putting on Christmas events, the marketing for it would have no doubt already begun.

If you’re planning an event for Christmas, whether that’s late-night shopping, ice skating, a food festival or having Father Christmas there himself, your planning should include security. Event security can be daunting. Many organisers find themselves working with security contractors with little or no experience and this can cause a lot of unnecessary stress! And let’s be honest, nobody wants stress at Christmas time! However, it’s hugely important to ensure the safety of both your staff and your customers, especially as Christmas can bring large numbers of people, all merry, bustling and wanting to have a wonderful time.

Manned Guarding, Door Supervision and Mobile Patrols

If your event is ticketed, the last thing you’ll want is people trying to gain entry without having paid first. Christmas concerts, charity events and late-night openings can all require tickets, and even without considering financials, having too many people at a venue is dangerous – making security that are able to check for tickets a great benefit.

You might also choose to have mobile patrols, able to work themselves through a crowd to inhibit any unruly behaviour and assist with loss prevention too.

Crowd Control

Having uniformed security sets a standard for an event and encourages calm behaviour from customers and crowds. It might be that parents and children are queuing to see Santa Claus, or it might be that certain areas are off-limits. This is where trained security personnel, experienced in managing large crowds, can step in should things become a little too lively.

It’s also a massive safety benefit as if an alarm is sounded, having security officers able to quickly and efficiently guide people to the nearest exit will prevent – quite literally – the nightmare before Christmas!

Additional event security benefits

Our security officers can help in all aspects of security, from escorting celebrity guests to managing the car parks. We’re well versed in anything and everything, and we never subcontract to ensure you’re getting the same excellent security as every single one of our clients.

For more information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your festive event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch a member of our team. We’d love to support you and make sure your event goes off without a hitch!

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 our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

 

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Emma Evans

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