As your Post prepares for the holiday parties and events, be sure to assess the risks of these events and implement these special event safety tips when possible.

Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

As one of the leading industry incidents, slips, trips and falls can be costly for your Post. Follow these tips to prevent anyone from getting hurt at your event.

  • Clean up all spills right away and place caution signs around the area to draw attention.
  • Have proper lighting in all areas so members can see where they are walking.
  • Do not run extension cords along walkways.
  • Clearly mark steps and changes in elevation with bright colored paint and reflective tape.
  • Repair uneven sidewalks, loose gravel, potholes and other hazards.
  • Install sturdy, secure handrails along steps, ramps or sloping surfaces.

Serve Alcohol with Caution

Have all of your servers get state-certified in proper and responsible alcohol serving with training. This course will teach state-specific serving laws and responsible serving techniques, such as spotting fake IDs.

As your members and guests leave your gathering, always encourage safe driving. Don’t allow anyone to drink and drive, and always encourage the use of seat belts.

Plan for Everything

From to parking accommodations to weather safety, a well-planned event can make things more enjoyable and safer for guests.

Well marked and organized parking lots can minimize fender benders and reduce frustration. Never authorize parking that blocks roads, always comply with local ordinances and receive proper permits when necessary.

In the heat of summer, be sure to use prevention tactics against sunburn and heat stroke. Have plenty of water and other fluids available, as well as sunscreen with at least 15 SPF. Set up chairs and tables in the shade if possible. Have a severe weather plan in place in the event of unfavorable weather.

At Lockton Affinity, we know an active Post is a vital part of its neighborhood, for both its members and the community. We want to help make your Post’s operations as safe as possible, so we offer the coverage your Post needs, from Special Events Coverage to Liquor Liability, Property Insurance and more.

Protect your Post before you host by calling Lockton Affinity at 800.829.8390 today.


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