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Is it essential to choose the right safety and security for your events?

01 Jan, 2022

Sporting events, fairs, festivals, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, political campaigns, and exhibitions,

by their very nature, draw crowds and may also be targeted for crimes such as theft, robbery, assault,

and terrorism. Several recent criminal attacks have highlighted the importance of proper planning for

event safety and security and the value of the quick emergency response. 

As crowds assemble and grow, these events become bigger targets. They also provide opportunities for

special interest groups to demonstrate publicly. 

The risk of injuries, property damage, or catastrophic attacks increases when there is poor event

planning, management, crowd control, security, and ineffective emergency response. 

It is essential to tailor safety and security to the event and potential exposure.

This series of topic-specific questions provide a framework for planning safety and security. A safety and

security plan can be crafted based on the answers to these questions. It is not a complete list of all the

factors to be taken into account. Depending on the size and nature of a particular event, additional

safety and security measures may be needed. Further information and professional resources are

available to you through TT-SEC Global who developed the ESS (Event Security Solution), an affordable,

flexible, and secure turnkey solution for venues and event organizers. You have to note that Sponsors,

vendors, patrons, and fans may not turn up to future events as a result of reputational damage if you did

not hire professional event security solution company that has the international experience.

 

Identify the risks:

The first step in creating a safety and security plan is defining the risks. Risk involves the possibility of

harm as well as the likelihood that the harm will occur. The main problems that event owners face are:

Personal Injury

Damage to property

Adverse business impacts, such as a loss of revenue

A higher insurance premium due to lawsuits and claims

Organizers cancel or delay events due to security threats.

Security breaches by individuals accessing restricted areas

The lack of adequate food, parking, toilet facilities, and traffic control can lead to patron

dissatisfaction and escalation

 

 

Criteria for determining risks:

Law enforcement sources typically consider eight specific criteria in determining the likelihood that an

event will be targeted for criminal or other undesirable activity. 

These include:

The size of the event 

Specific existing threats to the event or location 

The event's historical, political, or symbolic significance

The duration of the event

The Location 

The cultural, political, and religious backgrounds of the patrons 

The nature and extent of media coverage 

The number and level of dignitaries or VIPs in attendance

The likelihood of a criminal attack increases as the number of factors contributing to it

increases, as well as the potential for catastrophic injuries, property damage, and business

losses.

In order to determine what threats may exist and develop effective prevention plans, pre-event

planning must begin well in advance of the event date. Proper planning often takes months. It is

important to include key partners such as private security firms, law enforcement agencies, fire

departments, emergency medical services (EMS), transportation departments, health agencies, vendors,

and business groups participating in the event in the planning process.

To effectively manage an emergency, a clear leadership structure, clearly defined responsibilities, and

clear communication must be in place between all partners. 

There may be a need for assistance from several agencies even when one is clearly leading and

supplying most resources. TT-SEC Global systems will allow security services and organizers to efficiently

manage, monitor and collect all the necessary data of applicants for any major event.

ESS also allows for the monitoring of movements inside the venue. The system can be tailor-made to be

self-managed, or as part of a turnkey solution service. ESS is flexible and scalable to accommodate any

type of event, making it the ideal solution regardless of the size of the type of event.