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We’re officially now in the run up to Christmas. That means it’s finally socially acceptable to play Christmas songs again, eat multiple mince pies every single day and pop on your most garish festive jumpers.

It’s also the time of year in which, throughout the country, thousands of businesses are planning their Christmas parties.

According to a poll, 23 percent of workers have admitted to awkward dancing at Christmas work parties, 20 percent said they’d kissed a colleague and 14 percent admitted to flirting with the boss.

One in 50 even claimed that they’d quit their job at the office party! (We’d love to know what they did.)

 

Graph showing statistics of Christmas event activity

While security guards can’t do much to prevent suspect dancing and unsolicited flirting, they can help ensure that your Christmas Party runs as smoothly as possible.

Here’s how event security guards can help keep your Christmas do under control.

 

Access Control

With so much free food and alcohol on offer, gate-crashers can be a big problem at Christmas parties – especially big ones, where they can gain access using dubious claims about working in the never-before-heard-of “Manchester office” or “downstairs” in the  hidden world of IT.

By handing over control of your guestlist to trained door supervisors , you can be sure that only legitimate employees make it inside. Having professional security personnel on the door also gives the event organiser more time to mingle and enjoy themselves – and ensures that the entry process is conducted as safely and efficiently as possible.

 

Crime Deterrence

The presence of event security staff not only acts as a preventative measure against unwelcome guests, it also encourages invited delegates to maintain higher standards of behaviour.

This means that arguments, fisticuffs and other disturbances are much less likely to occur – and that everyone gets home in one piece. It also means that cloak-room thieves and others looking to steal private possessions will be far less likely to risk it – and, if they do, that they are far more likely to get caught and dealt with accordingly.

 

Situation Management

Having event security staff on hand ensures that any harmless games and jokes don’t escalate into something more serious. Dancing on tables, building human pyramids and even swinging from the chandelier – a few drinks can make even the most patently dangerous things seem like a good idea. However, a quiet word from a security officer will usually be enough to bring people back down to earth.

With event security staff monitoring what’s going on at all times, the chance of any serious accidents happening at your works do are significantly reduced.

 

Rapid Response and Emergency Service Liaison

Security guards are trained to make quick decisions and react promptly to any security incidents.

Should an incident occur, trained event security officers will make sure that it is dealt with in the most effective and practical manner – this includes alerting the relevant emergency services.

Churchill Security can supply fully first aid and health and safety trained security staff who will be able to respond appropriately to all types of incidents. Rather than having to wait for police or medical professionals to arrive, properly trained security officers can act as an effective first response should anything go awry at your party.

 

Advice and Strategy

The very best events are expertly planned – with every little detail being worked out well in advance.

While we’ll leave the decoration and music choices to you, we are able to assist with emergency planning and health and safety compliance before your event takes place. Having good procedures in place means that your event will remain secure and that your guests will remain safe while thoroughly enjoying themselves.

We will also be able to ensure that proper evacuation procedures are in place and that, in the event of an evacuation, your staff will be able to exit the building quickly and safely.

Are you looking for an event security services for your Christmas party? Churchill Security is one of the UK’s leading event security companies and a provider of SIA licensed security guards.

Our event security officers are expertly trained and highly experienced at managing security for corporate events of all sizes. 

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John Melling is a Director for Churchill Security Ltd. John is a highly motivated, determined and decisive security industry professional. Drawing on his extensive experience gained within the security industry whilst working on the cold face John has operated at all levels within the industry. He has a proven track record for motivating and leading high performance teams and has helped mentor and develop many people at Churchill who now hold key or senior positions within the business. John is committed to delivering only the finest services, exercising compelling leadership, maintaining good internal morale and striving to resolve any challenges efficiently and effectively.