Sporting Events Nationwide Increase Event Staffing
- February 23, 2019
- Posted by: andlocal
- Category: Security Guard News
With a major sporting event on the horizon, event staff is needed in order to make sure that the event goes off without a hitch.
With over 30,000 people expected to be in attendance, security measures need to be ramped up to ensure that everyone in and around the stadium on game day is protected from the potential threats that exist when large crowds gather.
With proper event staffing, this highly anticipated sporting event will provide a safe, fun way to spend a day at the stadium.
Sporting Event Security Threats
Unfortunately, in today’s world we have to think about security whenever we plan to attend an event in which large numbers of people are in attendance. Over the last few years there have been several attacks on stadiums that have made us all think twice about our security as we venture out to the ball park.
Not only do stadiums and other venues need to consider terror threats, they need to ensure that they are properly staffed to promote organization, reduce chaos and keep all in attendance safe.
Gone are the days of event goers bringing in backpacks and large purses into the stadium, there are now regulations pertaining to what sized bags are allowed into the arena.
In addition to monitoring the size of bags entering the stadium, event staff is also required to check the contents of any bag or purse entering the stadium. Guests are also required to walk through metal detectors before entering major stadiums.
While these new security measures may seem like an inconvenience and hassle for some, it is the best way to safeguard the stadium from unauthorized and dangerous weapons or substances from entering the arena.
Trained Event Staff Needed
The event staff needed for the upcoming sporting event needs to be trained in safety and security protocols in order to best protect everyone in and around the stadium.
Event staff needs to be trained in crowd control, suspicious behavior identification, emergency response and more. Trained event staff will provide guidance and security in the event of an incident that threatens the security of the arena and the safety of the guests.
A properly trained staff member will know what to look for when it comes to suspicious behaviors and be able to immediately report any incidents to security managers for further investigation.
Event staff should be knowledgeable about emergency response actions and serve to keep order and assist injured parties while waiting for emergency responders to arrive on the scene.
A properly staffed sporting event should have ample officers to ensure that every security detail is covered, and every angle has been considered.
A major sporting event that is not staffed properly with enough security guards who possess the proper training and knowledge can lead to disaster. Due to the tragic events in recent years, most stadium managers recognize the need for event staff for their major sporting events and plan their security detail accordingly.