How demand has increased for Security Guards and Crowd Controllers in WA despite COVID-19
There has been a huge influx of patrons to hospitality venues throughout Perth hotspots, leading to an increase in demand for security services. Since Western Australia eased lockdown restrictions and bars and restaurants re-opened to the public, NPB Security’s average working hours have slightly increased. This is mainly due to customers flocking to venues throughout Fremantle, Northbridge and the Perth CBD earlier to beat long lines.
The hospitality sector is thriving from more people spending their cash locally. While fewer people are allowed in the venues due to capacity limits, they are often spending a higher amount per person, instead of saving their pennies to spend interstate or overseas.
One of NPB Security clients, Universal Bar co-owner Trevor Candido, said the NPB team are always professional and have been extremely helpful during COVID-19.
“The level of compliance is a lot higher than usual on a number of fronts and controlling the queue outside is more of an issue as we have restricted numbers inside the venue and social distancing is required,” Mr Candido said.
“We have also seen our patrons spending around 15% more each when they visit us, I think this is mainly due people being unable to travel outside Western Australia.”
“NPB Security guards have great presentation, the company is very organised, making our lives a lot easier knowing things will be taken care of in a professional manner.”
“Their team also send us digital copies of the required COVID-19 hygiene and Responsible Service of Alcohol certificates, which alleviates piles of paper.”
“NPB’s digital reports are also a huge advantage and we look forward to seeing what is next for NPB Security,” added Mr Candido.
Incident reports have increased in recent months, however this is in proportion with the higher number of customers within a venue.
What will be interesting for clients in the coming weeks is NPB’s new integrated digital reporting software which will be able to reveal industry trends. For example, those who own multiple venues in an area will have access better insights to assist them to make viable business decisions.
*Universal Bar is Perth’s most awarded live entertainment venue.
Without a doubt Northbridge’s most iconic bar, the Universal Bar at 221 William Street has been the home of live entertainment in Perth for 20 years. Open Wednesday to Sunday, the bar features some of Perth’s top bands, best cocktails and great times in an intimate setting. Interested in holding a function? Check out their website!