Solutions to keep people safe at public events
Christmas markets and festive light switch-ons are among the most popular annual events in the UK, bringing together communities and attracting tourists from far and wide.
In 2020, many Christmas markets that had been a tradition for decades could not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions, causing disappointment to many.
But this year, a number of UK Christmas markets are back on the calendar, in cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, London and Edinburgh, to kickstart the 2021 festive season properly.
But, for event organisers, there is one feature of a Christmas market that is far more important than mulled wine, ice rinks and food stalls; and that’s security.
Sadly, any event that brings together large numbers of people, brings with it a risk of terrorist attack. Therefore, it’s vital that local authorities and organisers of these festive events seek expert advice in installing the most appropriate security measures.
Hardstaff Barriers is the UK Government’s appointed contractor for the National Barrier Asset (NBA) framework, employing some of the country’s leading experts in event security and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM).
While carrying out this trusted role, Hardstaff Barriers has installed HVM systems in a variety of locations for high-profile events – from reality tv show sets to major sports grounds and parliamentary events.