Top tips for successful and secure sporting events

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With the Rugby World Cup now just around the corner, Britain is preparing to go rugby mad. While rugby doesn’t draw quite the crowds of football, and the fans are known for being a little more friendly, to say the least, the tournament does bring with it some security issues. As well as the giant scale security infrastructure of the tournament itself, there will be many other smaller, connected events in pubs, clubs, parks and other venues up and down the country, as well as the rest of the rugby-loving world. Here are some top tips for ensuring your sporting events run as smoothly and as safely as possible…


Make sure you are fully covered for every aspect of your event. Insurance companies will pick your policies apart, looking for any excuse not to pay out should something go wrong.


Involve the community wherever possible. Ensuring all dates and potential disruptions are well-known will help avoid any issues from disgruntled locals when the event is underway. Getting the community on your side can also help with promotion and raise awareness of any security fears you may have.


Be absolutely transparent with all event details, costs and potential disruptions. Do not sell false hopes, as this can lead to problems down the line.


Plan way ahead of schedule. Perform risk assessments, ask advice from those who have been in your position before, and make sure you know what you’re letting yourself in for.

Have a great team

Build a close-knit team, and ensure the organisers and security staff are on the same page. Make sure you hire plenty of experienced professionals and keep them updated.

Back-up plans

Always have adequate backup plans in place for everything. Things can and will go wrong. Be prepared.


Perform risk assessments and hire professionals to assess your security needs. Never skimp on equipment like barriers, fencing and signage. You’re better off being too secure than not secure enough. Here at Zaun, we manufacture a huge range of security equipment for events of all shapes and sizes. So get in touch today and let us help you keep your event safe and successful.

Looking for help to secure sporting 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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