All Outdoor Events need to manage Safety, Security and Crowd Control.
Most events in the UK will have some form of Health and Safety requirement, which can sometimes be a little off-putting for Organisers.
But the Benefits of a Crowd Control System outweigh everything else, and using Crowd Control Barriers is likely to be much easier than you think.
When we think of Crowd Control, we probably think of Festivals, Sports Events and Concerts, but Crowd Control is also essential for smaller events such as a Village Fayre, Indoor Food Market or a Sale Event at our Favourite Store.
Wherever a Crowd is expected, whether Small or Large, you must have a strategy for Controlling Crowds.
The Crowd Control Barrier
Crowd Control Barriers are an effective method to control a Crowd.
Crowd Barriers are cost-effective and commonly made from either Plastic or Metal.
Metal Crowd Barriers will be manufactured from Galvanised Steel with fixed feet.
Plastic Pedestrian Barriers are often used to control indoor pedestrian traffic, and Post and Chain Barrier systems are often used for Queue systems.
Five Ways to use Crowd Barriers
1, Use Control Barriers for overall Safety and Service, including;
A Barrier around Hazardous Areas
Separate Pedestrians from Vehicles
General Safety is the overall Objective.
Using Safety Barriers gives you control and ensures your visitors feel safe.
Your Event Safety should be easy to manoeuvre and strategically placed to ensure the visitor experience is not impacted.
2, Moving Pedestrian Traffic from A-B
Your fixed leg barriers are ideal for this, and with the addition of powder-coated barriers in different colours, you will provide visitors with visual signals.
Ensure you Plan and Monitor your Layout to check your Visitors are moving from A to B quickly and Safely.
If you spot a Bottleneck or Confusion, Fixed Leg Barriers can be easily and quickly moved.
3, Transport Movement
Remember you are likely to have different types of Transport moving in and out of your event.
Pedestrians must be kept secure when a vehicle is moving on the site.
4, Secure Areas
You may have Areas with Restricted Access, such as Storage Areas, Staff Areas, and VIP Areas.
Use Fixed Leg Red Metal Barriers to help visualise the No Access Message.
5, Visitor Experience
Your visitors will have high expectations and be full of anticipation and excitement when attending your Event.
Ensuring your Pedestrian Flow is optimised for ease of use and Safety is your key Objective to ensure your visitors return.
A reputable Temporary Fencing Supplier will be able to help with Planning, Buying and Delivery whilst providing competitive prices for Buy or Hire.
Whether it’s a couple of Barriers for a small local Summer Fayre or a Large Volume, which will need a Range of Gates and Barriers, use the Guidelines to ensure you maximise your Barrier System and your Event runs Smoothly.