The first part of any event planning should be considering the security – well perhaps after booking the venue! Keeping your guests safe and secure means a plethora of different factors to consider.
If you’re planning a public event, or a corporate affair, having a ticketed entry system is a must. This ensures only employees or indeed paying members of the public (depending on the event) will be granted access. Large scale Christmas events are likely to be more popular this week than in previous years due to the lack of anything festive last year due to the pandemic! This makes it even more important in 2021 to consider the safety of your guests.
Abiding by COVID-19 guidelines
Part of the safety of your guests will include your security officers supporting any COVID-19 guidelines that you might want to implement. This could include COVID passports, proof of a negative lateral flow, or a negative PCR test. It could also include social distancing guidelines or the use of facemasks. During the pandemic, our security officers operated as COVID-19 Marshals, so we’re well equipped to support any pandemic-related guidance you might want to implement.
Managing anti-social behaviour
All large events are vulnerable to anti-social behaviour, especially if alcohol is involved! Our security officers are equipped with body cameras, and their presence alone will deter the most volatile behaviour. Should things start to look as if they might get out of hand, you can be sure that our security team will be able to step in quickly and professionally to disperse and manage anti-social behaviour before it causes issues for your other guests.
Securing VIP areas
If your event is holding talks from inspirational speakers, or perhaps music in the form of DJs or a live band, you might want certain areas of your venue to have limited access. We can strategically position security officers to ensure these areas remain protected from the general public, allowing your VIP guests to relax in a safe environment.
Parking and vehicle management
Finally, our security officers can support parking – managing entry and exit points to maintain a steady flow of traffic and sensible parking solutions. Your event will undoubtedly be judged by guests from the moment they arrive at the venue before they even get out of their car! Make the first impression with a security team well-versed in parking and vehicle management.
If you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check 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.
Alternatively, for more information on how we can work advise you with security on your Christmas event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.