Are Door Supervisors a thing of the past?
30 Jun 2019

Are Door Supervisors a thing of the past?

Before we can determine whether having door supervisors is a thing of the past, we need to understand what door supervisors are and what they do.

So what is a Door Supervisor and why do we need them? A Door Supervisor as an SIA qualified security professional who is deployed to various different venues to secure events and functions.

They have undergone professional security training and have successfully passed the SIA exam – thus proving that they have the knowledge and skill to help provide a controlled and safe environment for people.

This level of security is particularly important when securing and managing events that will have crowds of people attending, like parties and other functions. Door Supervisors are skilled in managing access control and crowd management. This means that they will ensure that they will monitor the levels of people present to ensure venues do not exceed their maximum capacity.

The security staff are trained in conflict resolution and are capable of handling various types of situations. This is especially important in venues where there are large crowds of people. 

Why is this important?

This is incredibly important as most venues that have maximum capacity limitations can lose their licence if they do not adhere to the correct numbers.

Door supervisors are also trained to search people and bags for any illegal substances that may jeopardise the safety and security of visitors and staff present at the venue.

Dressed to Impress

Security providers that deploy professional Door Supervisors understand that venues have a specific image that they want to portray – this is why they ensure that security staff are dressed in accordance with your company image.

Security Door Supervisors are usually the first to been seen by guests – this why professional security are trained to be punctual, polite and in the right clothing.

They are also briefed on the venue processes, procedures and policies, so that they know who is permitted to enter, number of allowed entries. They will also be familiar with fire exits and fire procedures. They will know about specific parking and generally where things are. This becomes beneficial for the venue as they can help direct guests to where they need to go. 

In conclusion, it is safe to say that Door Supervisors have many benefits and skills that are vital to manage and secure venues and functions. They are very much needed if you want a smooth running event. 

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