With the pandemic slowly being controlled, cities in Texas are showing the first signs of opening up once again and hosting events such as festivals and concerts. However, while the rules do not allow for such events, the need not just for regular security, but also COVID- Safe security provision puts an extra strain on those running them. The good news is that it is possible to throw a festival or a concert post-pandemic and ensure your security provision is appropriate. Read on for some suggestions.
Assess the risks
To host a successful and safe event in post-pandemic Texas you must have qualified and experienced security project managers. Indeed, if your security team does not correctly identify the potential risks to your event by running through various scenarios beforehand you could run the risk of having a disaster on your hands.
This is where making use of the services of an experienced security firm comes in. Indeed, for such a specialized task, only those with previous experience of planning, communicating, and implementing customized security strategies at an event, like the many such as retired police officers we have on our books will do.
Customize your approach
Next, when hosting a festival or concert in the post-pandemic world, you must understand that the security approach you use must be specialized to your particular event. What this means is while there may be plenty of examples of ‘typical’ security scenarios for these types of events you can’t just pick one and hope it fits. Instead, you and your security team must carefully consider challenges both in terms of safety, and concerning COVID-19 that are particular to the specific event you are hosting.
Ensure your security procedures are fully integrated
An effective security protocol isn’t something that happens in a vacuum. Instead, it needs to be part of your entire event planning process from the ground up. This means everyone needs to be involved in security planning. Just as it is the responsibility of each arm of your team to make sure that security measures are maintained during the event.
Indeed, by integrating each department from the ground up, your team has a much better chance of identifying all possible risks and so accounting for them correctly.
Keep it simple
Post COVID-19 security is even more complex than its pre-pandemic counterpart. This is because security teams not only have to be aware of suspicious and illegal activity but have to manage this in an environment that is also COVID-safe. This often means they have to monitor individuals wearing masks, adhere to social distancing measures, and even consider how the additional checks and precautions such as temperature testing at the entrance of a concert or festival will create longer lines and potential choke points.
In particular, being open to using tech to help with such situations is a vital aspect of the post-pandemic event security approach. The reason being that it can help minimize physical interaction between staff and patrons, and speed up wait times which have the potential to cause a major issue if not dealt with appropriately.
The good news is that by using a service such as you can choose between armed and unarmed security guards, and /or patrol services to suit your need and make sure your event is both secure and COVID -secure.