Event health and safety - Topics
The following topic links have been provided to signpost organisers to relevant sources of event health and safety information. Please note, links that take you to external health and safety consultancy sites or service providers are intended as useful information resources only and are not provided as business endorsements or recommendations.
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Event Safety Homepage
- Gov.uk website - Volunteer and Community Events guidance
- Local Government Association (LGA) - Outdoor events guidance
- World Health Organisation (WHO) - Sporting events and mass gatherings interim guidance
- Sport England - Coronavirus guidance and FAQs
- The Purple Guide - Health, safety and welfare at music and other events. Website and subscription service (currently £25 + VAT for 12 months)
Adverse weather plan
An adverse weather plan should cover the response required for various weather dependent scenarios. All event employees should have read the plan and understand their individual responsibilities within it. You can find examples of adverse weather plans online to guide you in the format and what should be included.
All small structures (e.g. gazebo, inflatables) should be protected from general weather conditions and anchored down in-line with manufactures requirements.
- Bouncy Castles/Inflatables - Bouncy castles and other play inflatables safety information. More details can be found on the PIPA website and additional PIPA scheme information.
- Fairground rides - Health and safety guidance for fairgrounds
- Performing animals – Obtaining a licence, animal welfare concerns, and disease control including assessing the risk of e.coli and cryptosporidium infection.
- Domestic gas, gas supply and LPG information
- Mobile vehicle gas safety
- Gas safety in mobile catering units
- Mobile catering gas safety checklist and safe methods
- Catering information sheets
- Solid fuel appliances
- Barriers and fencing
- Marshals/security - Security Industry Authority (SIA) Security at Events Guidance and Private Security Industry Act 2001
- Temporary Demountable Structures (TDS) - Gazebo, marquee, stage and seating safety advice
- MUTA Best Practice Guidance - Safe use and Operation of Temporary Demountable Fabric Structures
- Stages - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - CDM roles and duties and live events
- Worked example for building a small scale structure at an event