Bouncing is a job that many people view as being somewhat glamorous. The bouncers get to decide who is allowed to stay in a club or bar and who has to leave. This kind of power is often very appealing to many people and thus makes them think that it is a great job to have. While being a bouncer does provide someone with a lot of power, it also comes with great responsibility.
A bouncer is responsible for removing drunk, belligerent, or dangerous individuals from the venue where they work. When the person is removed from the venue, it is usually not under good conditions. Many people who are forced to leave a club or bar choose to act out and often attack the bouncers. The attacker may use a broken bottle or knife to stab the bouncer. For this reason, many bouncers are now choosing to wear stab proof vests, when they are working.
A bouncer in Newquay was stabbed by a patron while trying to keep a crowd from rushing the stage at a pub called Cribbar in March of 2014. This attacker used a broken bottle to stab the bouncer in the neck causing significant damage. The bouncer could have been better protected during the incident, if he had been wearing a stab proof vest. The vest would have been lightweight enough to allow him to still have the movement he needed to be able to keep the crowd away from the stage. The vests are made to fit tightly to the body to ensure that it doesn’t get caught on anything, while being worn. The police will not be able to arrive at a venue immediately and many doormen and bouncers realize that it is up to them to take their protection into their own hands and know that stab proof vests are a great way to do that.