Hosting a business event is a big deal. Events can help grow business, spread news, boost sales, and attract new clients. But in the age of COVID, the health and safety of attendees has never been more important or publicized. While there are some things you can’t control, you can do your best to ensure that your guests are healthy and safe for the duration of your event. But how?
Work with Emergency Services
This one ought to be a no-brainer, but you would be amazed how many business event hosts fail to do this. Emergency services providers, like the police and fire department, specialize in public safety. It only makes sense to consult them for help and guidance. They can help you come up with an event safety plan. They can also provide EMTs and police to help with safety and security, as well as providing emergency services should the need arise.
If you are hosting a business event somewhere that doesn’t have the restroom services necessary for your estimated crowd, you’ll need to provide sanitation services to keep people healthy. For smaller events you may be able to get away with a few portable toilets, but you’d be surprised how fast the price adds up. Restroom trailers can accommodate more attendees than portable toilets. This can mean you can accommodate more people for a smaller cost, which is always a benefit. Make sure that everyone has quick and easy access to restrooms regardless of what solution you choose.
Offer Hand Sanitizer Everywhere
The sheer volume of germs that get passed around via touch is truly astounding. That is why you should be offering hand sanitizer anywhere you can put it at your business event. Hand sanitizer is effective at killing germs and bacteria. Making it easy to find and use encourages attendees to regularly sanitize their hands, killing germs and keeping everyone healthy. Nobody wants to come home sick from a business event. Do everything in your power to prevent that from happening. Consider offering tiny bottles of hand sanitizer to everyone that attends so everyone has constant access to hand sanitizer if they need or want it. This will help you keep health and safety a top priority for everyone.
Running a business event is no small feat. Unfortunately, many hosts forget to prioritize health and safety at their events the way they should. Attendees pay the upfront cost, but your business’s reputation will take a hit as well. You don’t want to be the company that got everyone sick because you didn’t take the right precautions.
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