Choosing an event stewarding company
If you are hosting an event you may wish to use an event stewarding service. NSI approved companies work to a British Standard (BS 8406).
An event steward’s main responsibility is the safety of the public at the event, but can also include checking tickets, directing visitors, manning exit doors and gates, and providing a reassuring presence.
Assessing and managing risk
Most councils have information on their website for organisers of large events such as this one for Newcastle City Council.
An NSI approved event stewarding company will undertake a risk assessment to identify significant risks, which hazards can be eliminated, and for those which cannot, the reasonable measures needed to reduce or control them. Ask about their levels of professional indemnity insurance.
While event stewards are not required to hold an SIA licence, NSI approved event stewarding companies require staff to be security screened and trained to the highest standards of safety.
NSI guarding companies are committed to:
The company you choose may be part of the SIA's Approved Contractor Scheme. This is increasingly becoming the minimum requirement for buyers of security services.
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