2022 looks set to be the year large-scale events return without restrictions across Canada. As we gear up to celebrate getting back together and enjoying life, event security has a key role to play in protecting attendees and ensuring the success of your event. If you’re planning an event in 2022, this blog is for you. Learn how Blackbird Security is Canada’s number one event security company with coast-to-coast coverage for events of all sizes.
The impacts of COVID-19 have been wide-ranging and severe for many Canadians. Alongside the public health toll of the pandemic, our event and hospitality industries ground to a halt, leaving tens of thousands of Canadians out of work, and usually raucous venues empty. As Omicron recedes, provinces across Canada are beginning to loosen restrictions, and event announcements are making a welcome return.
While we all can’t wait to dive in and experience big events again, event security is going to be in huge demand this year. Whether you’re running Vancouver Events, Calgary Events or Toronto Events, here are some key tips and best practices in event security.
Event Safety Plan
As we’ve learned over the past two years, plans change – and they tend to change quickly. If you’re planning an event, creating a robust safety plan gives you the best chance of the event proceeding without a hitch. Ensure you cover areas like emergency exits, staffing coverage and the level of event security you’ll need. Cover evacuation scenarios, and consider laying on additional hygiene measures such as hand sanitizer at high touch stations.
Delivering an event is equal parts thrilling and chaotic. What separates a great event planner from the rest is their skill in minimizing this chaos while taking it in their stride. A highly effective way of achieving this goal is to create a clearly defined communications plan. This ensures that when things go sideways – and it’s inevitable to happen at some point – that it can be dealt with calmy and effectively. Place walkie-talkies with key staff, or consider creating a group chat for the event via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
Hire Blackbird Security for Your Event Security
With so much to plan in advance of your event, let Blackbird Security handle the event security. Our team has performed above and beyond throughout the pandemic, effortlessly mixing world class security service with public safety and COVID-19 policy enforcement. No matter what type of event you’re hosting, the presence of our security guards mitigates risk and provides more time to focus on the event itself. As Canada’s number one event security provider, we’re looking forward to partnering with you. Contact us and we will be happy to help!
Blackbird’s Event Security Options
No matter what type of event you’re planning, Blackbird Security offers a wide variety of event security services to guarantee a safe and successful event.
Events are typically as strong as the planning that precedes them. Blackbird Security’s risk assessment team are standing by to assist with a physical risk assessment of your event space. This evaluation includes actionable recommendations on how to safeguard the event site, keep attendees safe, and minimize risk. Not only will your guests appreciate it, it’s also vital in covering yourself against potential liabilities.
Uniformed Event Security Guards
Our flexible and dependable event security guards act as your frontline defense against crowd incidents, gate crashers, or anyone causing issues within the event. Thanks to their customer service and incident de-escalation training, our event security guards are second-to-none at diffusing challenging situations and assisting with inquiries from attendees.
Mobile Patrol Event Security
2022 will see the return of huge outdoor events like music festivals. Our mobile patrol event security team will ensure the integrity of your perimeter and prevent any unwelcome gate crashers from making their presence felt. Our Mobile Patrol guards follow pre-arranged routes on a randomized schedule. This allows them to protect a much larger area than a stationary guard. They’re flexible, they’re efficient and they’re cost effective.
Work with the Event Security Experts
Having professional security staff on site during the event - or before the event in order to undertake an audit and create a plan - is a great way to mitigate risk and focus more on the event itself. Blackbird Security are Canada’s event security specialists. Contact us and we will be happy to help.