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Event organisers are responsible for all security and crowd control aspects of their event. Based on the program (i.e. well known artist or presenter), number of visitors/audience and/or the target audience and whether alcohol is available will determine if security is required. Choosing an appropriate security provider is essential to the success of an event and the safety of the public. Privately uniformed security must be licensed under the Private Agents Act 1966. It is also worth investigating whether the security providers have event and crowd control experience. You want to make sure that all security personal are trained to diffuse a situation as a first measure. If you are organising a major event, it is also useful to include the contracted security provider when planning the event from an emergency response point of view. A representative should attend a meeting with the event organiser, Police and emergency services who will be attending the event.
Developing a security plan (make sure evacuation routes and points, emergency response plans and a clear site map detailing first aid and Police points are included in the plan) and brief the security provider. Make sure all roles and responsibilities are clarified for the security providers to undertake their duties effectively. It should also be stressed that all security personal working your event, must be briefed by their representative involved in the planning of your event before commencing their shift.
Keep in mind, if you are having temporary infrastructure such as staging or portable toilets security may be required for bump in and/or bump out to be sure they are not vandalised or stolen.
If you are organising a major event, SAPOL must be advised of your event and invited to be involved in the planning stages of your event.
For a guide on how many security officers you should have present at your event contact an accredited Security Company such as Weslo Staff and ask for a quote based on your event specifics.
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