The deaths of at least 36 concertgoers in an Oakland warehouse inferno last Friday have many wondering if there is any way to know if a concert venue – especially a non-traditional space — is safe. Paul Wertheimer, head of Los Angeles’ Crowd Management Strategies, said no one can ever really know for sure. “We assume venues are safe,” Wertheimer told FOX411. “We find out too late they are not… There are too often few and fleeting options of escape. Getting on your knees and heading for the exit — if there is one visible and unlocked — is good
As the organiser of an event, you’re going to be faced with numerous challenges, and one that should be a top priority is safety. Outdoor events tend to cover a much bigger area than indoor events, which requires more planning and depending on the type of crowd, more advanced security. It’s important to make sure both yourself, as the organiser and the attendees, feel confident that the event is secure. Here are some ways to improve your outdoor event’s security. Establish a Perimeter Whether your event is indoors or outside a secure perimeter is essential. The problem you face when
Event Security is a hot-button issue for everyone these days. The first family, the royal family, heck, even your own family has no doubt been touched by security concerns at home, school, work or on the road. Event marketers are no exception. From red carpet affairs to county fairs, trade shows to fashion shows, having the proper security measures in place can ease the minds of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and celebrity guests, and even reduce insurance costs. “Having event security sends guests the message that not only do you have their safety in mind, it tells them that the
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday has said corps members need to be protected during the Edo governorship election, scheduled for Saturday. The call was made by the Director-General, NYSC, Brigadier-Gen. Sule Kazaure during courtesy visits which he paid to various security agencies in Benin on Monday. The NYSC boss visited 4 Mechanised Brigade, Police Headquarters and Department of State Services. We are soliciting for cooperation to ensure the safety of our corps members. We need adequate security for our corps members who will be participating in the process before, during and after the election,” he said. Brigadier-Gen.