BMF HQ FESTIVAL SERVICES
BMF HQ are an interactive drug and alcohol testing and education service on the front line of music and lifestyle events Australia-wide. BMF promotes safe social environments by empowering people to know their level of intoxication and encouraging them to make responsible decisions based on this information. The service we provide assists event patrons to get home safely by giving them an opportunity to be Drug (saliva) & Alcohol (breath) tested before leaving an event.
Empowering young people to make safer decisions
By starting a friendly conversation with young adults in a positive context about the effects of drugs and alcohol and dangers of associated behaviours, we empower them to:
- Understand the effects of alcohol and drugs
- Avoid drink or drug driving
- Establish healthier drinking habits
- Encourage their peers to drink and use drugs responsibly
This not only helps people make an informed decision before getting behind the wheel, but also ensure that drivers, parents, schools, universities, music festivals, charity events and the wider community are kept safe from potential dangers of drug and alcohol misuse.
To protect your patrons and your brand we encourage events to consider our service for these reasons:
Immediate effect on limiting and mitigating drink/drug driving from ever taking place.
BMF helps to generate positive event branding and public image by delivering important educational and harm minimisation services.
Immediate effect on reducing the potential harms from drink or drug driving.
Deter Violent Behaviour
We can help avoid violent behaviour, supported by local Police
Educating and establishing healthier and better drinking habits.
Lower Insurance Premiums
Having harm minimisation services at your festival can lower insurance premiums
Tailor-made service formats to suit your specific event requirements
Whether it's an under-age event, multi-day camping festival or single day events, BMF will customise our service package to suit your specific needs.
BMF’s core values focus on delivering the most accurate and reliable results at a price that is affordable to the consumer.
18+ Event Services
When patrons are driving to an event, BMF offer effective strategies to give patrons every chance to test themselves before driving out of the venue. BMF can operate multiple setups on-site, designed so that we can conduct and process 1000’s of drug and alcohol tests in a very short period of time. The setup also doubles up as a HQ safe space for all patrons to educate themselves and speak to a trained BMF staff member about the dangers of drink and drug driving. Key features of our service include:
- BMF can operate two setups, enabling extensive signage and shelter for patrons participating in testing throughout the event.
- BMF setup at the exit points of the main designated car parks. With appropriate signage, road safety equipment and traffic management directing cars, BMF can systematically offer drivers the chance to pull over in a holding bay and be tested for alcohol and drugs.
- BMF provide events with traffic management plans to direct cars through testing stations prior to exit.
- BMF crew deliver critical information and advice to all patrons who are tested, encouraging them to reconsider their options before leaving.
- BMF keep abreast of all the current and relevant testing protocols related to police road side testing in each state respectively.
Under-age Event Services
Supporting a zero-tolerance policy, BMF have created a team trained to breath test and drug test patrons before they enter an underage event, mitigating potential risks before the individual passed the turnstiles. Features of our underage service include:
- Drug and alcohol pre-screening of underage patrons on ingress
- BMF testing tent setup outside of entry to event
- Behaviour monitoring and testing of underage patrons once inside event
- BMF can work in tandem with event security
- BMF testing tent setup within event grounds providing a safe place for patrons to approach and discuss drug and alcohol use
- BMF support event operator to fulfil terms and conditions of event ticket prohibiting entry to intoxicated persons (as determined by a positive alcohol or drug test)
- Provides parents peace of mind that underage patrons are entering a safe and drug and alcohol free event.
BMF offer a hydration station where patrons can replenish their vitamins and minerals by drinking Vitadrop. The Daily premium scientifically formulated electrolyte and hydration mix.
Vitadrop is jam packed with all of the essentials:
Zinc, Vitamin D3, Iron, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Folic, Vitamin B12, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Cocos Nucifera and calcium Pantothenate.
This is designed to not only hydrate the body quickly but will help to ensure the mind and body is sharp and alert before getting behind the wheel of their car.
Good Life Managing Director, Paul Barbaro
“BMF are an integral part of ensuring that all Good Life Festivals are alcohol and drug free events. We employ their service on the front line to test underage patrons before the enter the venue. This gives parents peace of mind, but fundamentally, it gives my organisation the confidence to run an event without having to deal with the risks involved when children are high or drunk under our duty of care.”
Future Music Group National Security Manager, George Parthy
“BMF have created a unique and important service that helps my security team on the front line deal with crowd control. Their staff are well trained and very professional in the way they conducted their service.”
Rainbow Serpent Event Manager, Jeff Moss
“BMF is a key component to our harm minimisation strategy. Rainbow Serpent Festival prides itself on ensuring patron safety. Our greatest concern is the well-being of people attending our event. BMF is an integral part of our mission to provide a safe environment for patrons attending our festival. BMF have been with us now for the past four years and going forward, their service assists our relationship with the local police, the local community, and the rainbow serpent family that keeps coming back every year.”