Event organizers face a multitude of challenges when putting together any public event, ranging from the conflicts that inevitably arise in immense crowds to managing the large numbers of temporary workers.
Events are an excellent place to have security personnel prominently visible. Security guards protect property against theft and vandalism, control access to venues, maintain order and enforce regulations. Some of the public events that hire security guards might include concerts, beer gardens, entertainment locations, arts presentations, sporting and recreational facilities. Security guards can help ensure that an event goes smoothly and security concerns are dealt with in a timely and professional manner. Event security staff act as additional eyes and ears as the event is unfolding.
Security guards tend to be directly employed by security companies. Preference is generally given to those who have experience, but for those who do not, there is usually an opportunity to join training classes leading up to the event. Most security guards are trained to be adaptable in any eventuality. The number of security guards you need depends on the nature of the event you are holding and the venue in which it will be held. Important things to consider are the demographics of the guests or attendees, the coverage area where the event will be held, particular characteristics of the venue, and if alcohol will be served. If your event is attended by young people being served alcohol, your security needs will be different than that of guests at an art show.
Recently, staff from An Inspired Staffing Solution Inc. was hired as security guards at a variety of public events in and around the Calgary area. Because this type of job is so vital and important to the safety, security and success of the venue, it’s always a great compliment when our talented staff is enlisted as security personnel by event organizers.
An Inspired Staffing Solution is a full service event staffing agency that represents a variety of talented event staff including but not limited to; Brand Ambassadors, Promotional Models, Liquor demonstrators, Servers and Bartenders. The agents at our office have combined expertise of over 30 years of experience. Our main branch office is located in Calgary with a satellite office in Winnipeg. We service all major centres in Alberta, which include but are not limited to Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Contact us today about your unique event, and we will coordinate the staff you require.