Medical Emergencies in Your Theater Don’t Have to be a Nightmare
Medical emergencies, they come without warning and can happen anywhere. Heart attack, stroke, seizures, inability to walk, loss of sight, anything can happen. Movie theaters and cinemas aren’t immune to the possibility just because they are family friendly past time. Prepare your staff for responding to medical emergencies in your theater with these tips. Read More
Merriam-Webster defines liability as, “the state of being legally responsible for something.” Liability can be costly and hard to manage, especially in an industry where so many people gather at once like a movie theater. Protecting your theater from liability does not have to be difficult and with the tips below you will be off to a great start to protecting your theater. Keep reading to learn how to mitigate liability for you cinema. Read More
The Immediate & Mid-Stage Recovery from an Active Shooter at Your Movie Theater
Active shooter scenarios are something we wish didn’t have to be discussed and planned for, but unfortunately they are a viable threat to any facilities emergency preparedness. In the unfavorable chance your movie theater is faced with an active shooter situation, take these tips to provide a well-managed response that focuses on victims and their families. There are multiple phases when responding to an active shooter event, from law enforcement arriving, to the containment of the shooter, and the aftermath of picking up the pieces. Today we want to focus on the aftermath, after imminent danger has passed and supporting those whose lives are now forever changed. Read More
Learn How Writing Emergency Procedures Prepares Your Movie Theater for Incidents
We know that up-to-date and well written emergency procedures are critical for schools, but they are also critical to safety at movie theaters. No matter how large or small a cinema is, it is a public place where many people gather in a confined area, making it a soft target, thus the need for well written emergency procedures.
So, what should your cinema’s emergency procedures include? The key areas that are cause for major concern are fires and weather. Fire evacuation plans should include a list of steps take to safely and quickly evacuate all moviegoers and staff. Emergency plans for weather should include procedures for a variety of scenarios including flash flooding and tornadoes. Power outages are also likely to happen at some point in your cinema, so ensure you write your plans for how to respond to power outages, including time frames, reimbursements, and employee response. Read More
Create Safety Goals to Increase Overall Theater Security
This past week we focused on creating goals to start the New Year off on a safer note. We brought you safety goal topics centered on schools,churches, healthcare facilities, and now cinemas. Theater owners may lack specific and safety centered goals because cinemas have a higher turnover rate for employees, but this aspect makes safety even more important. This year, work toward new goals that increase the overall security of your facility. Read More
Ensure Moviegoer Safety & Mitigate Property Damage with These Fire Prevention Tips
Movie theaters pose many fire safety risks because of building designs and the capacity of people that they can accommodate. As a theater owner or manager, it is important to realize the unique fire concerns that your facility has and ways that you can prevent fires from happening. Below are four ways that you can prevent fires in your movie theater.
Extinguishers, Detectors & Sprinklers
The number one preventative method against fires in any setting, is the ability to acknowledge and neutralize it quickly. Fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems are made specifically for reducing fire severity until fire first responders arrive. Extinguishers, sprinklers and smoke detectors should be installed in all kitchen/cooking areas of your theater, as well as in each individual theater, corridors, and film rooms. By making these preventative measures accessible, you are reducing the likelihood of serious loss or injury due to fire. Read More