Dealing with hundreds
if not thousands of people in one place might seem like a daunting
task, but not if you follow these 6 top tips for increased concert
security and crowd control.

Leave sufficient
space between the stage and the crowd

There is no measurable
distance or space you are supposed to leave between the performer and
the crowd, and more often than not it boils down to who’s performing
and/or the type or people you’re expecting. For instance in most
cases anywhere between 6 and10 metres is acceptable. However if it’s
someone like Justin Bieber playing to a screaming hoard of
‘Beliebers’ you might want to consider leaving more distance.

Maintain good
control of entry

When the doors to a
concert open, unsurprisingly people tend to flood to the front to be
as near the stage as possible. If things are getting a little crazy
and there’s a lot of shoving and pushing, you might want to slow down
or temporarily halt entry until those at the front have assumed their
rightful positions.

Cordon off dangerous

Depending upon where
your venue is located will ultimately dictate what areas you need to
be aware of. For example if the concert is held indoors, you might
want to cordon off dangerous staircases where people can be crushed
or trip and fall. Alternatively, if the venue is outside then look to
cordon off areas such as high drops, slopes, bodies of water, or
electrical facilities that may otherwise cause hazard.

Make sure there are
sufficient exits

When the concert is
over there’s usually a mad dash for the exits. Firstly it’s advisable
to make sure there are plenty of them so the area can be vacated
quickly if needs be; and secondly, make sure all exits are well
signposted and a clear route to them is highlighted.

Be vigilant

During the concert it
pays to have security personnel positioned in and amongst the crowd.
If they’re seen to be patrolling the area, criminals who might be
looking to prey on those having a good time may think twice before
doing so. In addition being present gives people the knowledge that
their well-being is being taken into account and makes for a better
all round concert-going experience.

Beef it up

Finally if you are
looking into security measures then you should be looking to increase
it. In terms of security personnel, take the number you feel you
might need and increase it by a third. It’s always better to have
more security than you need rather than less, so like a good boy
scout – be prepared!

At MA Security we
specialise in concert crowd control and have carried out security for
some of the largest events in Queensland. If you need some advice, or
would like a free, no obligation quote, then call the experts on
1300 020 406 and talk to our friendly,
experienced team today.

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