How to manage an event safely

September 16, 2021 10:23 am


When you have people gathering at a large event you need to have safety at the forefront of everything. It doesn’t matter how many you have attending the event, there has to be a series of measures in place to ensure that the event can go ahead. This has become even more acute now that we are trying to extricate ourselves from the grip of Covid-19.

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Here are the things you will need to research before you can begin. This article is only a quick overview of what is needed. Further research from local council and Government sources is required.

  1. Event Medical Cover is required to cover any medical emergencies. is a great place to start.
  2. Risk assessments. It’s important to go through every aspect of the site to make sure that it is safe. This means document the many risks that can occur on site and how to prevent them. This also looks at the worst scenarios. For example overcrowding at gates, the need for security, use of facilities and the risk of injury from staging.

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  1. Standard operating procedures. These are written so that everyone on site is aware of what they need to do and where they need to be in relation to the site and what is due to happen.
  2. Have a strict order of the day’s/evenings events. Make sure that all staff are aware of this. With artistic types this can be difficult as you are dealing with performers’ egos.