For event organisers



Risk assessment continued
After studying your plan you should have been able to identify where possible risk and hazards could occur. Now you need to write out how those risks could be avoided through either moving something or putting controls and plans in place should a problem arise. We have provided you with a couple of examples below to help you with.
Example 1
Description of hazard or risk
Deep stream running along edge of field with a steep grass slope running into it.
Type of risk or hazard
High risk of somebody slipping and falling in, resulting in injury or possible drowning.
Action to be taken to reduce the risk
Secure security fence to be erected along stream boundary or stewards to patrol boundary to deter people from the area. First aid staff to be informed of water hazard and to have resuscitation training.
Example 2
Description of hazard or risk
Steam engines, farming vehicles having to cross public areas to access the main arena area.
Type of risk or hazard
High possible risk of serious accident to the public.
Action to be taken to reduce the risk
Create a cordoned off access area for vehicles to enter the arena with stewards patrolling and organise specific public crossing areas.

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Important step  
Regulations are in place to protect the general public from all types of risks and hazards.
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Risk assessment
All events large or small, indoors or outside must be risk assessed.
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Food safety
Providing catering? How to comply with current hygiene regulations.
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Insurance cover
All events, whether large or small will require public liability insurance.
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Local councils
Local councils  provide a wide variety of useful information, advice and services.
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(The most relevant safety law is likely to be the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974 and its accompanying Regulations).

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