A good event planner should focus on the control and management of crowd because an unorganized crowd can be the reason of lot of accidents. It will be good to hire a professional crowd controller to manage your crowd. The person will make proper arrangements to control the crowd and any accident on the venue. The person may use crowd control barriers to manage the crowd. It will physically confine people and you can manage every situation easily. Following are some tips to set up your own crowd control barriers:
Be Prepared for Management
Whenever you organized an event, you always expect to have a large crowd at the event, and you should be always prepared for it. You need to be prepared in advance. It is important to prepare everything in advance. Try to figure out the number of people coming to your event because the number will play an important role. After knowing the number, you can take the right decision at the right time. It will help you to know the number and types of barrier required to control the crowd. You can use the barricade made of steel similar to the barricades used in the sporting events.
You can also use a velvet rope to restrict a particular area. The number of people will help you to select the right shape and type of barriers. The “S” shaped barricades are commonly used in the movie theaters and it will help you to control the rowdy crowd from pushing forward.
Hire Trained People to Control the Crowd
Installation of barriers is not enough because the crowd can push them. It is important to appoint staff members around barriers. There could be a person in the front line, and one at the back. You can also appoint a person in the middle on the basis of the situation. There should be a person who can answer all the queries of the crowd. It will keep your crowd calm because the people will get guidance about the direction on time. It is not good to leave the barricade because the rowdy crowd can push it away.
Communicate with Your Crowd
It is an important way to control your crowd to communicate with them and establish an authority. It will help you to know about the crowd and you can handle lots of problems of the crowd at the entrance. Try to hire a good customer service team to communicate updates of the event to the crowd. If the event is delayed for any reason, then there should be a person who can go and communicate with the restless crowd. The restless crowd can be really dangerous, so have a good communicator to reduce their anger. If you want a sound career in this field, pass some courses important to become a qualified crowd controller.