All types of events are vulnerable to threat irrespective of the sizes of the venues. Event organizers are always very cautious and serious when it comes to event security because they have the responsibility for the safety of both the exhibitors and the attendees.
If you are an event organizer, here are some tips that you should keep in mind when planning the event security:
- Providing Safety and Security Training for Event Staff
Training the event staff in case of emergencies and training them to be equipped and knowledgeable enough to identify and react to such emergencies is very much important.
In case of any medical emergency, the ambulance will take time to arrive. So, it is essential that the staff can perform minor treatment until professionals take over.
- Focus on Event Assessments
Create an event assessment system to calculate the risk or threat. On the basis of this system, create an event security plan. For example, a smaller event held inside a secure venue would be assessed as low-risk and your event security would be planned accordingly.
- Implement Different Techniques for Layered Security
Don’t just be satisfied with one element of security for the event. Make sure that you implement more than one security elements like metal detectors, camera surveillance.
Moreover, ask the security staff to take rounds to ensure no mishap occurs. However, they mustn’t come across as intimidating to the attendees and brands setting up an exhibition stand.
- Caring about the Data
In today’s world, the threats that are much more dangerous than guns and bombs are data threats. Event security also means data security.
It’s the responsibility of the event planner to make sure the data of the attendees and the exhibitors are safe and secure. Use foolproof technology that will ensure data security.
- Brief the Exhibitors About the Security in the Exhibitor’s Kit
You don’t need to carry out this step but you can brief the exhibitors about security procedures they should follow in case of any mishap. This also includes the authority the exhibitors must contact in case of any emergency.
Event organizers must remember to think ahead and be prepared for whatever situation may occur. Being proactive about creating a security plan for your event is essential so that everyone involved can feel confident and know what to do in case of an emergency.