Whether an event plays host to a crowd of 50, 500, 5,000, or 50,0000 people, order and organization is crucial to prioritizing safety. Crowd control barriers are a great help in keeping large groups of people away from potentially hazardous areas. Plus, they improve the functionality of an event space and ensure that everyone knows where they should go— as well as where they shouldn’t.
Crowd control barriers are more important now than ever. With the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions, we are seeing large gatherings return, and event organizers should prioritize quality safety equipment to ensure their visitors enjoy a safe and happy return to normalcy.
Social Distancing Measures
Though social-distancing measures have been relaxed in many places, many cities, states, businesses and communities are still following social-distancing protocols. This means that organizations may need to create socially distanced areas at their events to ensure they’re compliant with current rules. For example, sporting events, trade shows, or other indoor gatherings in particular may still require guests to maintain six-feet or more of separation. Organizers may also need to create reserved sections for certain visitors. These are just a few ways crowd control barriers can help you organize an event according to social distancing guidelines.
For certain events, some organizations may also need to set up temporary outdoor areas. In such cases, barriers that are portable can be a very beneficial tool. Whether you need to create a temporary parking lot, gathering place or outdoor seating, weather-resistant barriers can ensure your event remains organized and safe, wherever you are setting up.
The New Normal
Just because you haven’t been to certain events or places since 2019, it doesn’t mean things have remained exactly the same! Over the past year, many businesses have taken steps to upgrade their facilities, add new areas, and revamp their parking areas. Crowd control barriers can help people navigate unfamiliar surroundings. They can be placed to direct traffic (both vehicular and pedestrian), and they can be modified with custom signage to contain important information about the event or the location. They also promote orderliness and can help facilitate lines for concessions, merchandising booths, and bathrooms.
As we’ve established, crowd control barriers are essential to event safety. Well-placed barriers ensure that staff members are able to perform their jobs without interference. They also serve to allow safety personnel to observe and take action as-needed.
Investing in Quality Barriers
Once you’ve identified a need for new crowd control barriers, the next step is to actually buy them. Unfortunately, not all barriers are created equal. Any good event director knows what to look for in their barricades. They know that barricades that can be deployed quickly and easily, as well as be stored with ease are essential to a successful event. High-quality plastic and metal barriers are perfect for use both indoors and outdoors, and they can be customized to suit the needs of the organization. They can also be modified to form a continuous line, and they can be deployed wherever business leaders need them. Best of all, they’ll remain effective for years to come!
At OTW Safety, it’s our mission to provide high-quality, sustainable, American-made barriers to all of our clients. We know this is a pivotal time for many organizations, which is why we offer a wide range of crowd-control solutions and products. Also, as our own manufacturer, you know you are getting the best pricing available. Contact us here to learn more or to place an order today!