What is the risk?
A horrific incident took place at a Chicago nightclub earlier this week which led to the death of 21 people and with many other people seriously injured and this is just once again an example of why nightclub security in London is a critical necessity. According to reports there were over 1500 people in a two-story nightclub by the name of Epitome which is located on Chicago’s South side when someone released pepper pay or something similar into the air shortly after 2 AM and this resulted in a stampede as people tried to get out of the nightclub. Many people got squashed, or were suffocated and many people actually saw someone next to them die. Nightclub security in London is responsible to ensure the safety of people and property.
What about crowd control?
Every nightclub security in London officers has to be trained how to practice effective crowd control and they also need to know how to evacuate the nightclub premises as quickly as possible when a crisis is encountered. In the above example the situation which were encountered resulted in severe panic and everyone tried to get out of the nightclub simultaneously. During this desperate moments many people have been crushed by others while others have injuries which have resulted from suffocation. However people who came to pick up family and friends saw many people backed up against the windows as they tried to get the way from the pepper spray fumes. Nightclub security in London have to do everything in their ability to prevent such a situation from taking place.
How can this be done?
It is important that all nightclub security in London officers receive proper training preferably at a SIA accredited security training center. It is best to check all hand bags that come onto the premises and to search every person. However in a very busy nightclub this may not be always possible and therefore there should be evacuation plans in place which will enable nightclub security in London to get people out of the premises as quickly as possible. Every nightclub in London should have such an evacuation plan and it should be possible to evacuate all people in such a nightclub in an orderly fashion. It should be possible to evacuate people without causing any injury or death. People go to nightclubs to have fun and none of them ever expect to get injured, but sometimes there are bad people that do nasty things which leads to unfortunate injuries or even death.