Tips for hiring event security for festivals
Finding the best event security for festivals can seem like a mammoth task. Just who do you choose out of the many security companies out there? During the summer, the UK is rife with festivals. With 14 million people attending them every year, it is more important than ever to take event security seriously.
Failing to put effective management and safety structures in place could result in damage, disruption and injury. By hiring the right event security, festival organisers can limit these occurrences and keep festival goers and staff safe.
At Diony Security, our event stewards are ready for anything. We hire legitimate, trustworthy security personnel to ensure any event runs smoothly. As experts, we are all too aware of the security challenges that may arise when putting on an event. This is why we have compiled some helpful tips to remember when hiring event security. Please read on for more information!
Event Security for Festivals
Plan far in advance
Review all the critical factors way before the festival takes place. A good event security team will ask the following questions:
- What experience does the organisation have of running an event?
- What is the event’s history?
- Will the event take place to help promote specific cultural, social or political views?
- What challenges or issues have the organisers faced in the past?
- How happy or unhappy is the local community with the event?
- How many people are expected to attend?
Experience is essential
It may be an obvious statement, but many security companies are not specialised in providing security services for larger festivals. Finding a team that is accustomed to dealing with festivals will prove invaluable during an emergency situation.
A good event security company will survey the festival layout and memorise where all of the important points are. This might include event parameters, stages, entrances, exits, emergency service points, etc. Hiring an experienced team will ensure your guests are well protected.
Choose a multi-skilled event security company
A team with multiple levels of experience will provide additional protection and safety at the event. Diony Security, for example, specialises in event security, but also offer a host of elite security services to suit any need or requirement.
We also have further training in surveillance, hostile and high-threat training, as well as close protection, VIP and bodyguard services. More specifically, we provide a range of specialist event security services, including:
Our event stewards have excellent verbal skills, which are imperative when giving directions, advice and orders that could keep people safe. Good communication skills are also fundamental for being able to resolve conflicts peacefully rather than forcefully.
Event security guards need to be able to communicate with a range of people – event organisers, co-workers, police, festival goers, emergency services, to name but a few.
A trustworthy track record
Not only should your event security company have official accreditations and licensing, but it helps to know that they have a proven track record in dealing with festivals.
Diony Security, for instance, has provided excellent security for events up and down the country. From small gatherings such as NASS, Shambala and Port Elliot, to larger events such as Glastonbury Festival.
For an event security company you can trust, get in touch with Diony Security today for information and advice on putting together the ultimate security team for your festival!
Want to hear some interesting facts about UK music festivals?
Did you know that….
In 2014, one punter paid £180 to take a cab from Hackney to Glastonbury Festival
It would take 139 hours to walk from London to T in the Park (just under 6 days!)
1 hour and 15 mins – time window to swim from Southampton to Bestival (but a free ticket to anyone that does!)
£350 is the cost of taking a 4-seater plane from Bournemouth to Bestival
12 marrows were left in dressing rooms at Field Days 2014
100+ sheep are painted at Latitude each year