By Jessie States
A SPECIAL SECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL
The team that works on assessing the risks associated with any given meeting or event include both internal and external professionals from a variety of your stakeholder groups. Be all inclusive; have buy-in and input from subject matter experts.
For this, as with all things, a team approach is essential. Preparedness reduces legal liability, and the more awareness and input you get, the better prepared you will be. Your team will include facility and event personnel (internal stakeholders, security, operations, facilities, technology/communications and equipment).
Following these, you will find additional members based on event size, components, threat, attendees, weather and geography in the following areas: lodging, transportation, audiovisual/staging, law enforcement, fire department, medical services, emergency management and utilities/public works.
Consider these tips for constructing your team.
- If there are multiple jurisdictions involved, ensure that they are all…
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