Safety is one of the greatest concerns you have as a Security Staffer. Working in a dimly lit, noisy environment, full of semi- to heavily intoxicated individuals of every possible background should be enough to make anyone sweat a little. Add to that the reality of your job being to limit liability in said environment […]Read More Weapons in Nightclubs
While we do post about the ridiculous on occassion, for the most part we try to keep things (semi) serious on this blog. Humor is necessary, but the reality is that working Security in any type of setting is dangerous. Add alcohol to the mix (no pun intended) and the potential for violence and danger […]Read More Pre-Attack Indicators
Every once in a while, I come across some material that is so beyond the pale as to be almost unbelievable. As a matter of fact, when I first watched the video I am referencing, I thought it was a set up, a fake. And part of me still hopes that it is. But the […]Read More Bouncer Fails…at everything
Every month I like to do a little Googling of the word “Bouncer” and see what comes up. The results are usually some type of fight video or altercation between a Bouncer and a Patron. And in about 50% of the cases, the Security Staff are too hands on. If you read my last post, […]Read More Bouncer Fails
Everybody needs a friend. And if you work in any business that involves keeping people (including yourself) safe, a friend can be a literal lifesaver. Pilots have wingmen, soldiers have squad mates, police officers have partners, and nightclub security has other bouncers. Obviously, comparing work in a nightclub to an experience in battle is a […]Read More We need backup!
I’m sure that you are all wondering, “What does MC Hammer have to do with nightclub security?” Absolutely nothing. But the words “Don’t Hurt ‘Em” are important and have a lot to do with nightclub security. In the last post, I discussed Use of Force and gave an example of poorly applied Force. Today, I’ll […]Read More Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em!
PART ONE In this upcoming series of posts I’ll be dealing with the some of the most overlooked parts of a bouncer’s job: Use of Force, Self-Defense, and Negligence. When people think of bouncers* one of two images generally come to mind: a thug who wants nothing more than to give you attitude, loves to […]Read More Use of Force…or Hulk Smash!!!!!!!!!