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Keeping a business property safe and secure during a public event

Football match, festival, street carnival, funfair, parade, protest, marathon or a march: here's how you can keep your livelihood safe and secure from people looking to take advantage of large public events.

Your people

In the days leading up to the event, ensure all employees are fully briefed.

Your premises should have a strong, visible management presence who should identify themselves to the police in the event of any trespassing or damage.

Security officers, where possible, should be highly visible.

All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or the police.

Ensure all members of staff know any emergency and evacuation procedures.

Your premises

Minimise the number of entry points to your premises.

Ensure that the outside areas are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders or tools and equipment.

Check that your emergency equipment, grab bags, first aid supplies and walkie-talkies are in place, easy to get to and working properly. It's a good idea to test them beforehand.

Check and test building security and emergency systems.

Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution possible.

If your building has scaffolding erected or is near scaffolding, let your security staff know.

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