News Essential Steps for Event Security

June 16th, 2017

Recent events mean that event security is at the forefront of every event planner’s mind. Whether you are organising a conference or concert, ensuring that your attendees are safe and secure should be a top priority. Good event security requires planning, knowledge of the venue and good communication between event staff and security staff. It also requires everyone involved to be alert and aware of what is happening at the event, even if it isn’t their direct responsibility. There are steps you can take to help make your event more secure.

Who is responsible for event security?

Even if you hire an event security team, the organiser is still ultimately responsible for the security. Hiring outside help is advisable because it means that you will have industry experts on-hand to advise you, but this doesn’t mean that event staff can become complacent. Event security is a team effort and should be treated as such.

What steps can I take increase my event security?

One of the simplest steps you can take is to ensure that only the people who are supposed to be there are allowed in key venues. The easiest way to manage the flow of people is with event wristbands. Tamper-proof wristbands can be colour coded to ensure that access is limited to certain areas. Staff can wear one colour, guests can wear one colour, and delegates or attendees can wear another colour. This will ensure that people are only allowed in certain areas. It’s important to choose Tyvek wristbands, as these cannot be tampered with.

Communication is key for event security

Ongoing communication between hired security staff and event personnel is essential for keeping an event secure. Things may change throughout the day and everyone will need to fully briefed on their responsibilities. Your staff will have in-depth knowledge about the event that will help any hired security company to do their job more effectively, so it’s important that they can work well together.

Make event security a priority

Security should never be an afterthought and it should factor in your planning from an early stage. If you are going to hire an external company, you will need to give them plenty of time to carry out a risk assessment and ensure that they are up-to-speed with your requirements. For this reason, deciding the day or even week before the event that you need security is unwise.


If you’d like to find out more about how our Tyvek wristbands can help improve your event security, get in touch with our team on 01565777062.

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