Safety Concerns for Live Concerts


There’s a reason people readily pay a couple of hundred dollars to see their favorite artists perform in concert. Concerts can be an incredible experience. However, they can also pose a number of risks. Any time there are thousands of excitable people crammed into an event space there are safety concerns, but there are things you can do to help mitigate these concerns.

Types of Emergencies

There are several different kinds of emergencies that can happen at live events. Some of them include:

  • Power outage
  • Fire
  • Chemical spill
  • Active shooter
  • Extreme weather event
  • Bomb threat
  • Stampede
  • Disease outbreak

The action you take will depend on what emergency you’re facing, so being prepared for as many incidents as possible is advised.

Emergency Plan

Given the size of some concerts, simply having an emergency evacuation plan won’t suffice. Having a concert risk management plan is one way to mitigate potential dangers. You can take a look at for more information about how to start the process.

Risk Assessment

All effective emergency plans need to start with a risk assessment. In order to complete an assessment, you will need the following information:

  • Facility Size
  • Number of attendees
  • Attendee demographics
  • Inventory of all entrances and exits

With this information, you should be able to start creating an effective risk management plan.

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