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Good Life Promoters Respond After Security Guard Was Kicked In The Head At The Perth Festival

Written by Sam Murphy on February 29, 2016

Good Life Festival promoters have responded after violent footage emerged of a security guard being kicked in the head by a punter at the Perth leg of the under 18s festival.

“Promoters do not condone violence of any kind, and take these issues extremely seriously,” they wrote in a statement directly referencing the incident.

“Following the incident on site, the security guard in question was immediately attended to by medical teams and taken to hospital by an on-site ambulance for assessment,” they wrote.

In the footage, the security guard is seen struggling on the ground before attempting to get up. He looks to be clearly hurt, but organisers have said that he was discharged from hospital “a few hours later”.

“Good Life promoters will continue to monitor his well-being. The incident is being investigated by the Police.”

WA Police also confirmed to Yahoo 7 that that they are investigating the incident.

Good Life have stated that in each city they have “detailed security and contingency plans in place”. This includes 130 licensed security personnel, one stand-by ambulance with commander and two paramedics plus the St. Johns medical team.

In addition to this they consult with WA Police and have an emergency management team of eight management personnel. They also have monitored CCTV.

The festival also responded to a comment on their Facebook critiquing the security of the festival. They noted that Perth does not have “user pay police” like every other city which prevents them from having hundreds of police. They also wrote that police “chose not to bring dogs”.

Read the full statement and see Good Life’s comment on Facebook regarding police below.

Good Life Festival Promoter Statement:
The promoters of Good Life and Frontier Touring have issued a statement following yesterday’s festival at Perth’s Claremont Showgrounds:

The safety of Good Life attendees and staff is our highest priority. Promoters do not condone violence of any kind, and take these issues extremely seriously.

Following the incident on site, the security guard in question was immediately attended to by medical teams and taken to hospital by an on-site ambulance for assessment. He was discharged a few hours later. Good Life promoters will continue to monitor his well-being. The incident is being investigated by the Police.

Good Life works months in advance of each city to put detailed security and contingency plans in place, working carefully with stakeholders to ensure the safety of our patrons. In Perth, this plan included:

An Event Operations Centre (EOC) comprising of an emergency management team of eight management personnel, with closed circuit CCTV monitoring the event operations
Consultation with WA Police on the event
130 x licenced security personnel and an Event Safety officer
1 x Standby Ambulance with Commander and 2 x paramedics
St John Medical team providing 3 x First Aid Posts, 14 x First Aid responders, 1 x Doctor, 2 x nurses, 2 x management staff, 1 x communications officers and 1 x Event Commander.
24 x Red Frogs crowd care service staff and volunteers & chill out areas.
Free drinking water located throughout the venue and at stage barriers
All festivalgoers are checked for ID, age, breathalysed, undergo bag searches and wrist banded upon entry. Random drug testing is also conducted at the front entrance. There are no licensed bars on the premises, PA loops are utilised for entry and exit crowd control, with security in place until 30 minutes after the event. Red Frogs crowd care also enlist over 24 volunteers to be on call for any punters requiring assistance during the day.

To respect the privacy of the security guard, no further comments will be made.

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