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Understanding the Liabilities That Come with Event Security

Understanding the Liabilities That Come with Event Security

Event producers and venue owners know that there are many planning steps in pulling off a successful and safe event. Whether the event is a concert, a street festival, or an athletic competition, many aspects must work together to ensure adequate crowd control and event safety. Unfortunately, even the best-planned event can result in injuries and property damage, creating unforeseen liability issues. Special events insurance for concerts and other events is part of an overall risk management strategy for event planners, hosts, producers, and venue owners. There are also industry best practices that these stakeholders must employ in regards to event security. In this guide, we’ll explore the liabilities arising from security personnel and their actions or inaction, then provide details on how to minimize risk exposures associated with event security.

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Best Practices for Minimizing Risks at Large Events

Best Practices for Minimizing Risks at Large Events

Every year, millions of people attend large events ranging from music festivals to performance art shows, sporting events, fairs, and concerts. The overwhelming number of these events are conducted without issue, providing entertainment and enjoyment in a safe, welcoming environment. However, several highly-publicized incidents of violence at public events in recent years have highlighted the need for event planners and venue owners to prepare for worst-case scenarios. Much planning goes into providing security for large events, and to minimize the potential risks, event planners must make security considerations their primary focus. Entertainment insurance is one of several components that help to minimize the risks associated with events; coupled with strong security and careful planning, these events can continue to be enjoyed by millions of attendees.

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Does Special Events Insurance Cover Terrorism?

Does Special Events Insurance Cover Terrorism?

Tragic events such as the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the 2017 mass-shooting incident targeting attendees of the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas have caused many event promoters to question the need for terrorism insurance. Terrorism is on the rise on a global scale, and special events represent a prime target. Read more