March 30, 2019
Crowd management for large events is vital for the safety and the enjoyment of all attendees. The best solution is event security. The importance of event security cannot be over emphasized. Any type of incident could create legal, financial, or public issues, which is why event staff should always include a professional security team that can carry out specific crowd management safety tasks.
Be sure all security personnel is familiar with the surrounding area, and aware of all points of entry, including staff-only entrances and large windows.
Different events generate different risks. A political rally with a controversial guest speaker, for example, might attract protesters.
The larger the crowd, the greater the chance of an incident. An experienced security team that’s comfortable with large crowd management will be most successful at exerting authority over large numbers of people.
Assess the possibility of attacks.
Sadly, this is the new normal. Big crowds have become targets for mass attacks. Aside from checking bags and scanning attendees, security teams need to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior, like someone overtly interested in the staff’s activities and the event venue; and someone lacking interest in the scheduled event.
Keep lines of communication open.
Event staff members and the security team should all have a way to stay in contact. Walkie-talkies, for example, are an efficient way for event staff to communicate any suspect behavior to security personnel.
Event organizers are responsible for the safety and well being of attendees, which is why many outsource the safety factor to private security companies, like SFM Security.