A risk assessment carries a crucial role in event planning – designed to highlight potential eventualities and able to guide the implementation of responsive security measures.

A risk assessment can be a legal requirement, but it should not only be considered a check box process but instead a valuable and influential asset to your events planning process. 

An event security risk assessment brings with it vital data and subsequent recommendations on the fundamental safety and security of your event. Through an in-depth assessment process, a certified security provider will identify potential risks or threats and propose appropriate measures to mitigate them.

In preparation of any event, bringing together complementary resources such as fire safety, event security, emergency services, and with them their respective risk assessments allow the formulation of a coordinated and cohesive incident response, bringing a dynamic response to event planning, allowing each specialist resource to complement the other, whilst carrying out its individual duties. 

The Protect Duty legislation, also known as Martyn’s Law, named after Martyn Hett, who died in the Manchester Arena Attack in May 2017.  Brings with it the potential for an increase in assessments, planning, counter-terrorism measures, training, and staffing within the event security industry. Event security planning processes such as risk assessments will become even more critical to the safety and security of future events.

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