Published: 04 Jun 2021 in

Despite the hope that the UK will 'return to normal' with no social distancing guidelines in place later this month, large scale events are still being cancelled. With proper planning and a positive and proactive security presence in place, we're confident that you'll be able to host a safe event -- without the need for last-minute cancelling or rearranging to 2022.

Consider the venue and date

With COVID-19 still at the forefront of everyone's minds, perhaps the most important part of any event right now is the location. Consider hosting the event outside, with enough space to allow for adequate social distancing. Whilst this may not be a legal requirement in the weeks to come, it will almost undoubtedly help in making your guests feel more comfortable, and it will be something to subtly acknowledge in your marketing efforts too.

The same logic applies to the date. If you're hosting an outdoor event, the summer months are the most reliable for good weather. With so many of us fed-up of being cooped up indoors throughout the winter to keeping everyone safe, the idea of being out in the sunshine might just tip over those more cautious amongst us to buy a ticket and attend, knowing that the location and date have been carefully considered.

Risk assess with Carter Consultancy

With a larger venue, comes its own set of risks and regulations. We have over 30 years of experience in the security industry, and Carter Consultancy is therefore well equipped to offer reliable and expert advice about event security. We can ask you questions, pose scenarios and explore avenues of security you might not have already considered.

Contract security officers you know you can trust

With any event, keeping your guests and staff safe has got to be the priority. This can include anything from traffic control to ticketed entry as well as security officers trained in handling emergency procedures and de-escalation. Our security officers all hold a valid SIA license and we never subcontract, this enables us to provide only the very best security officers for your event.

Not only that, but throughout the pandemic, we have operated as COVID-19 Marshals, meaning we're fully aware of the regulations surrounding social distancing and therefore fully respect the risks, putting the safety of all those attending your event first.

Market your event

Once everything is organised, it's time to spread the word! Now that you know you have a safe, operational and inviting venue, marketing should be easy. Let people know that you have considered COVID-19 and security -- as well as whatever fun activities and entertainment to expect.

For more information on how we can support your event with quality security please don't hesitate to get in touch 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, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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