What Hazards To Look Out For In Crowds
It’s that time of year where concert and music festivals keep on popping in. Listening to your favorite music can make you feel care-free. Though, there can be trouble in paradise. Most events are a call for large crowds. And large crowds are a call for a personal injury if not careful. Before you enter the venue, look out for hazards that can ruin your concert experience.
Menacing Behavior: when it comes to crowd events, there is bound to be a few people with threating behavior. If a person or persons are creating a threat to the crowd, stay away from the proximity and alert security if none is around. If swaying occurs it can lead to crushing between people and against barriers or fixed structures.
Poor ground conditions: keep in mind that in most events people tend to litter. There might be light trash, soda cans and beer bottles left on the floor from concert-goers that can cause an injury. Make sure you wear closed-toe shoes and keep shoe-laces tied to prevent a trip and fall. And watch out where you step!
The flow of the crowd: a large crowd is like a river. If you go against the current, you’re going to have a difficult time. You’ll have people pushing and shoving—which may lead to a fall. If you need to walk with the crowd, move sideways till you find a wall and wait till the crowd dissipates.
You would also like to keep in mind the exits around the venue for emergency reasons. Try to move around the crowd, if you can. Leave the event early or late to make it easier and safer to exit out of the venue.