Safety and music events

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Music events can be a very lucrative business opportunity for those with the right contacts and a good knowledge of current trends. Even small events can host up to several hundred people packed into a relatively small space.

Crowd safety

There are many risks of having a large number of people packed into any space. It is not uncommon for more people to turn up to the gig at a successful gig than can fit into the venue, leading to a dangerously full venue and blocked doors. These risks can be mitigated with clear crowd management policies, security fencing, correct fire evacuation procedures, effective signage, adequate emergency lighting and maintaining clear exits. Problems can arise when emergency exits are blocked either by the crowd or by staging or equipment, so ensuring that these areas are kept clear with adequate signs and barriers should be a priority.

Musician safety

Sometimes even relatively unheard of musical groups can attract a fanatical group of fans determined to meet or gain access to the musicians, ensuring that any backstage or artists only area is kept out of bounds to fans. Not only will the artists not want to be disturbed by people immediately before performing, but a large number of people pouring into a small area is far from ideal, and someone could get hurt.

Use the staff

When problems do arise, it will often be bar staff, the sound engineer or the door staff that will be the first to notice, making sure that they all know what to do in an emergency. For example, all staff should know where they can activate the fire alarm, where the emergency exits are and how to contact the emergency services quickly should the need arise.

Preparation

Whenever problems get out of hand or tragedies occur, the majority of the time, the issue will have been made several times worse by a simple lack of planning. Also, keep in mind that most people at the event will be drinking alcohol which can make situations all the more unpredictable – all the more reason to take security and safety seriously.

Looking for temporary fencing for music events? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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