Organizing a big event is a very difficult and stressful task. One of the most common challenges that an organizer would face are issues about security and crowd control. A lot of security issues mostly happen during big rallies, concerts or outdoor sports events and one of the most dreaded situations that could happen is a major stampede which can happen anytime especially if things are not well organized. But there are ways to prevent this devastating event from happening and we will discuss these steps on this article.
Though for some of you, maybe there are some questions that are running through your minds and we will be more than happy to answer them for your added knowledge.
What is a stampede what causes it to happen?
Stampedes are defined as an uneventful incident which causes a large number of people to panic all at the same time. The situation causes an uproar which often leads to a lot of physical and property damages and in extreme cases it can also produce a lot of casualties.
How do we prevent stampedes from happening? What are the steps that we should take?
-The first thing that any organizer should keep in mind is how to keep the venue well secured for all individuals. This is a very big responsibility so its important that we should hire the right security team to do the job. -For everyone’s safety and protection certain rules needs to be followed by everyone. Certain items such as alcohol, drugs firearms, bladed weapon, cigarettes and even food should not be allowed in large and open spaces. -All bags and personal belongings should be subject for thorough inspection and security check. It is important that no contrabands should enter the premises. Attendees/guests should undergo body frisking by female and male members of the security team. -The venue should have several signage Sydney that are visible to everyone most especially the “entrance, exit and emergency exit” signages so the people can move in a more structured manner which can help maintain peace and order. -Additional protection should also be added on the venue by placing a couple of crowd control barriers Melbourne between the stage and the audience area to prevent any untoward incidents from happening. -K9 units should be strategically deployed in various areas of the venue to ensure that there are no existing bomb threats or scare which can certainly cause the public to panic and start a stampede which would be very difficult to control especially if there are hundreds or even thousands of people attending that event.