Event Safety & Security
For obvious reasons, event security is becoming a priority for event planners. When I launched Bunbury in 2012, security was straight forward. The festival had a mix of police, uniform security, and t-shirt security at the stages. They kept an eye on the perimeter and credentials made sure attendees did not get backstage.
We’re not in Kansas anymore.
Over the past few months, I’ve poured over 1,000+ pages from the Event Safety Alliance, Health and Safety Executive, FEMA, OSHA, etc. to make sure Bunbury – and other events I produce – are safe, secure, and ready for various emergencies. It’s been a great investment of time and money.
Even with a lot of policies and procedures in place, no event site is 100% safe. There is still room for incremental improvement and technology is needed to help with a few things. DiaZam is working with a few partners to give event planners a dashboard to better monitor their event site and know where to deploy staff and security in emergency situations.
Below are a few links to get started on improving event safety and security. If you know of any other resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to this blog.