Putting us all at risk

  Putting us all at risk Sometimes, despite your best efforts, so-called ‘grown-ups’ still let you down. By the numbers Last month I worked an event in Melbourne’s east. As always, I conducted my pre-party assessment with the host parent. This saw us discuss the usual things, including: Security management options. Alcohol control. Gatecrashers. One…

Not so sweet 16

Not so sweet 16

Not So Sweet 16   Kids are getting lit.   Broken record I’ve long said that, when it comes to alcohol, 16 year olds are our trickiest group. In the last six months, things have become worse. This is a damn shame, as the solutions are straightforward and doable. All we need is the will.…

Planning is the Key to avoiding Teen Party disaster

Sandlers recommend detailed planning for Teenage Parties   WE’VE all heard the teen party horror stories featuring binge-drinking, sexual misadventure, drug overdoses, trashed homes and neighbours attacked by drunken youths. Who could forget Corey Worthington’s infamous 2008 party disaster? Then 16, Worthington electronically invited hundreds of teenagers to his parents’ Narre Warren South home while…

Teenage Party Security

Party Time – But we need to be safe

 Security firm boss warns of dangers at teenagers’ parties   Rebecca Di Nuzzo – Stonnington Leader   YEARS on the beat have taught former police officer Naomi Oakley a thing or two about young people and underage intoxication at house parties. Parties held by teenagers aged 14 to 16 were a particular area of concern,…

No Winners At This Party

  This article sounds very similar to an event I was involved years ago.  It was an extremely tense and volatile situation. Some basic recommendations were put forward to the client that included manage BYO.  The recommendations were not accepted.  I decided it was an OHS risk.  Security were then assigned to assist with external…