St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips for 2024

by | Feb 12, 2024 | Business, Safety Tips

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Don’t rely on luck this St. Patrick’s Day when it comes to your safety. There are several safety measures you can take, whether you are preparing to host large crowds at your local business or are hosting a party at your house. You can prepare for a safe and fun holiday by following these simple eight St. Patrick’s Day safety tips this holiday. 

 

Restaurant and Bar Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day 

 

Ensure Cameras are Working 

 

Surveillance cameras are a great way to keep an eye on your business. Whether you need to keep a close watch when employees are backed up and need an extra hand or to revisit security footage for an unkind altercation, surveillance cameras will keep track of it all. Before the busy holiday weekend, make sure your security cameras are in proper working order, so you don’t miss a beat.  

Bonus: CPI’s Business Activity Analytics do more than capture footage, the cameras will keep tabs on occupancy tracking, people counting, heat mapping, crowd gathering, and more. Learn more here.  

 

Double Check Access Control 

 

Access control allows business owners to manage who can come and go, through what doors, and at what time. With large crowds expected for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s important to double check your access control before the big day. Make sure patrons have access to the front door, but do not have access to any back doors or unauthorized locations of the business.  

You should also ensure employees have access to appropriate areas of the business before St. Patrick’s Day to ensure a smooth operation. Remember, you can revoke access to areas of the business, during certain times of day, or permanently, like for former employees- even if you never retrieved their access control credentials before their departure.  

 

Ensure Your Perimeter is Well-Lit 

 

Make sure the perimeter of your business is well lit. Not only does a well-lit exterior deter potential burglars, but it also is more inviting to potential patrons. Additionally, you reduce fall hazards and other mishaps with a well-lit exterior.  

 

Prepare for Emergencies 

 

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to refresh yourself on emergency preparedness plans. With large crowds expected, revisit your fire escape plan and other natural disaster plans with employees. Additionally, make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the building.  

Consider installing a CPI Security system with 24/7 fire alarm monitoring to protect your business. If smoke is ever detected in your business, CPI’s 24/7 professional monitoring center will confirm the emergency and dispatch authorities to your business.  

 

St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Safety Tips for 2024 

If you plan to go out for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s important to drink responsibly. Unfortunately, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest days on the roads in the U.S. * If you plan to drink this St. Patrick’s Day, keep these safety tips in mind.  

 

Have a Designated Driver 

If you plan to go out for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t drink and drive. Instead, select a designated driver before you go out, and stick to your plan.  

 

Don’t Leave Your Drink Unattended 

Never leave your drink unattended, and never take a drink opened by someone else.   

 

Don’t Drink on an Empty Stomach 

It’s best to eat before you go out. And stay hydrated. Although it won’t keep you from feeling the effects of alcohol, it will keep you hydrated. It’s recommended that you have a glass of water with every alcoholic drink you have. ** 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Party Safety Tips 

 

If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party this holiday, you can encourage party goers to drink responsibly as well. Here are several St. Patrick’s Day safety tips to ensure your guests have a safe, but fun time. *** 

  • Make sure your guests have a designated driver 
  • Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Stop serving alcohol a few hours before the end of the party 
  • Take the keys away from anyone who shouldn’t be driving at the end of the night 

 

For more safety tips, visit the CPI Security blog.  

 

*Traffic Safety Marketing, “St. Patrick’s Day” 

**Aultman, “St. Patrick’s Day Safety” 

***NHTSA, “Don’t Test Your Luck This St. Patrick’s Day” 

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