Regardless if it is office staff only, office staff + partners or an office staff + clients party, all will need a guest list to ensure no one enters without permission. In preparation for the event, have a guest list drawn up of attendees and have someone standing front of house controlling the flow of guests. Perhaps have a friendly face from the office completing this task, but always have a trained security professional on hand to mitigate any emergency situation if they were to occur.
Security officers - deterrent and mitigator
By having clear security officers on hand at the event, they will work as a deterrent as well as a mitigator for emergency situations. With any party atmosphere, there is a possibility for circumstances to occur that require a professional. With your guests' safety at risk, you should always ensure appropriate reactive measures are in place to minimise damage.
Combination of static and patrolling guards
With guards being present, it can provide a sense of protection for any attendees to the party, therefore they can relax and enjoy the festivities knowing professionals are on hand if anything were to occur. By having a combination of static and patrolling guards it leaves little room for troublemakers to ruin the party. With security officers being clearly present, most would avoid causing trouble, therefore, the likelihood of problems decrease.
It would be ill practice to have someone untrained to be a security presence for your Christmas party. This not only endangers guests, but it also endangers their own safety as they could not respond appropriately to an emergency.
Advice, strategy and plans
If unsure on how to properly plan security for a business event, you can always speak to a professional security company. We will be more than happy to advise on appropriate techniques specifically for your needs, desires and requirements.
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