Event safety

Event safety involves crowd management where the flow of public traffic is directed in such a manner that it ensures visitors and artists are safe during the event. Professional event safety ensures that crowds can move around in a safe manner. A crucial part of this is crowd management.

Minimising risks, maximising experience

Renee Verbree, Heras Mobile’s event-safety logistics expert explains how you can set up a problem-free event. ‘The best and least obtrusive safety measures ensure that visitors enter a terrain feeling calm and then experience an event as it meant to be experienced… as relaxing entertainment.’

Click here to read his practical blog: Event safety is a matter for experts

Safety plan

Besides organisers, municipalities and artists are increasingly setting strict requirements. And this is logical given the growing number of festival visitors and increasing risk. One part of event safety entrails drawing up a safety plan. This is usually a task of the event safety company. A part of this task is the risk check. This is an analysis of the risks and nuisance, such as noise nuisance.

Joined fencing

Fencing has a prominent role in every safety plan. For example, heavy stage barriers provide crowd control and shields off the stages and private grounds while guests can still easily get access to security guards and care providers. You must do everything you can with joined fencing to ensure that people are safe on the terrain. 

This applies to local cycle tours, the fencing off a GP Grand Prix at the municipality of Valkenswaard Netherlands, the safety of the 180,000 visitors attending Festival Tomorrowland, and so on. A successful event requires joined fencing with escape gates, finish barriers that ensure the end of a sports event is managed properly, etc.