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5 ways Canterbury clubs are keeping their customers safe

Alcohol related crime is an ongoing issue in the Uk, meaning nightclubs are having to step up their security levels in order to protect their customers more sufficiently. 

The most prevalent crime being spiking – clubs have had to take new action to tackle the issue. 

After speaking with a local club, here are some ways they are keeping their clientele safe.


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Security Searches

Nightclubs recently introduced sniffer dogs and metal detectors to tackle the increasing rate of drugs and spiking offences in England.  

Before entering a nightclub – bags and belongings will be searched and any inappropriate items are confiscated such as drugs, alcohol and objects that could be used as weapons.

Staff  Training        

Staff are trained properly to identify and deal with suspicious behaviour.

This includes: pickpocketing, people standing alone and people who appear too drunk.

In these instances staff should take the appropriate action whether that be refuse service, confiscate hazardous items or tell customers to leave. 

Protection against drink spiking

A recent study from the government has revealed that 5% of men and 10% of women have been spiked before.

Bars and clubs have been taking action by offering customers drink covers and spikeys (a small plastic bottle stopper that can be used when not drinking). 

Security cameras 

The majority of nightclubs now have multiple security cameras monitoring all areas of the building.

Cameras can act as a deterrent for antisocial behaviour. 

The access to constant footage can also be helpful for future evidence or assistance locating lost or stolen items when needed. 

Refusing drinks to those who are too intoxicated 

Bartenders are trained to identify when customers have had too much to drink and can refuse to serve alcoholic drinks to prevent further intoxication.

This will also help prevent alcohol induced violence and keeping customers safe.

Encouraging staff to prevent incidents before they happen rather than having to help people once they may have already drunk too much.