Organizing an Event? Our Tips for sourcing Security Staff
If you’re planning an event, you’ll need to sort out the venue, PA systems, seating, and ticketing. That seems enough on your plate, but don’t forget to also arrange adequate security. During any event, safety must be a priority for all attendees, and if you hire the right security staff you can be assured to run a tight ship. The last thing you want to do is worry about your liabilities, and you’ll certainly want to keep the premises and all guests safe and secure throughout the event.
When hiring your manned security guard services, it is of the utmost importance to hire guards who are legitimate and trustworthy. That way, you’ll have peace of mind that your event will run smoothly. Keep it in mind that safety is paramount and don’t let your security needs fall by the wayside amongst all the other necessary arrangements. Your security team should be at the centre of your planning and running of the event, so here are our tips on how best to go about hiring the right team:
When security is involved, it’s important to use a well regarded company to keep your event running smoothly. Try these 3 pointers for finding top-notch security staff that can best suit your needs.
- Do Your Research
You’ll find that there are plenty of security firms based locally in Bolton and Manchester that offer manned guarding. Each of these agencies specialise in different types of security. It’s vital that you find a security company that matches your needs. Speak with the managers, but also ask to see the credentials of each individual member of the team to make sure they meet the needs of your event. Ask the security firm to draft up a sample safety management plan for your venue and see if it meets your requirements.
- Verify Staff Suitability
Security guards are there to stop unwanted intruders from entering, but they’re also there to provide safety for your event attendees. This means that each security guard should be trained in First Aid, including CPR with possible AED knowledge. Ask the security company for a copy of these certificates; and you can also ask to see previous performance assessments to get an indication of the staff members’ suitability.
- Find Specialised Event Security
Different security companies may not only provide event security, but you can narrow it down further based on the kinds of events they specialise in. Having the team accustomed to the specific type of occasion might prove critical in an emergency situation, as they will have knowledge and experience of venue layouts and how to deal with the crowds. You can ask each security company for a portfolio of their previous security operations and see if that matches the needs of your upcoming event.
Leisure Guard Security cover all the areas of Bolton, Chorley, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Stockport, Warrington, and Wigan. Give us a call on 01273 300 074 to arrange an appointment and enquire within about our services. Our head office is based at the Ground Floor Office, 1 Mayor Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5DU.