Safety at Large Events
The Las Vegas massacre I think will change the way event managers around the world plan security of their events. Hopefully, if something good comes out of this tragedy it’s that it forces our events and security of the events to be even more effective. Today, event planners must extend the security beyond, first of all, beyond the day of the event itself, and they must extend the security beyond the checkpoint and the barriers that surround it. Security must include all the surrounding areas. Crisis management plans in event deliveries only existed loosely before 9/11 and now they embody each and every event – no matter how large or small.
LOUD events has a comprehensive plan for each of our events that addresses first aid emergencies, bomb threats, terrorism, weapon control, unaccompanied items, crowd control and protests to name a few. We invest a large percentage of our planning into assessing each risk component and develop a plan that addresses each component in conjunction with specialists in this industry. I recently stumbled upon this article that I think provides a great overview to approaching event security in this crazy time.