As an event organizer, putting together an event and ensuring its safety necessitates meticulous organization. With the help of our IPS Security experts, we’ve put up an in-depth guide on how to plan an event in Los Angeles, and what approvals you may need.
In this article, you’ll learn why a good emergency plan and well-trained security personnel are essential for a successful concert event.
Develop a solid emergency response plan
Managing an event that hosts hundreds or even thousands of people puts you in charge of their safety and legal liability. It is critical for event organizers to develop and document an effective emergency response strategy.
Make it a habit of testing your emergency response plans, and even time how long it takes to get everyone out of the building. One component of putting on a concert or an event is preparing for emergencies and securing council approvals from the local government.
Obtain permissions from the LAPD.
When it comes to organizing an event, it’s not as simple as selling tickets online and renting the venue. For concerts, music festivals, sporting events, live music, or any social gathering that involves alcohol distribution and use, always check the LAPD requirements and permits. Obtaining approvals and permits puts more confidence behind the event.
Get updates from the LA County Public Health Guidelines.
It is important to be wary of the updates on health guidelines in the location you plan to hold the event. Right now, there are still a lot of venues that require strict mask protocols. Usually, the venue or concert grounds may be implementing the updated rule but always make it a habit to check and inform your attendees beforehand.
Check for any Noise Regulation Ordinances and obtain approval.
Make sure that your event adheres to local noise ordinances. If you are non comply, chances are you will be fined and the reputation of the event will suffer.
Apply for Food and Drink outlets
All food vendors must notify or register with their enforcement agency or local government and show their Certificate of Registration showing that they are providing food at the event. 14 days prior to the event, all food and beverage vendors must be approved in writing in accordance with the regulations provided by the local government.
Of course, for events serving liquor, a liquor permit from Los Angeles County is required if your event is taking place on public land, such as a park or government-owned structure, in order to serve alcoholic beverages.
Organizers are responsible for verifying that all vendors have obtained and are adhering to the necessary permits.
Hire a reliable security team
IPS Security is ranked as the number one events security agency in California and there is a long list of records to prove what we are capable of.
Bring your music festival or concert to life with our assistance. For more information, contact (877) 203-4619.