Public Events - The Health and Safety Executive provides a guide which aims to help people who organise public events
Guide to Event Safety
- This guidance, available to download (Guernsey Version) [962kb] aims to help those persons responsible for organising public events and explains how to protect the health, safety and welfare of anybody working at or attending the event.
- The guide will also be helpful for employees, States Committees and emergency services, in providing information on the standards required to comply with health and safety law.
- It will not however, discuss all public events in detail but will provide sufficient information to organise and manage events safely.
Further Information is available (music, sports grounds, motorsports events)
- The Purple Guide has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who are dutyholders to manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events. The UK Health and Safety Executive was consulted in the production of the workplace health and safety parts of this publication.
- You may also use the Purple Guide 2010 edition [917kb], but please note this version has not been updated in paper format and information may be out of date. The current version is only available electronically via http://www.thepurpleguide.co.uk/ (£25 annual subscription applies).
- The green guide covers health and safety at sports grounds.
- HSE UK guidance HSG 112 covers health and safety at motorsports.
- Clarification on event safety can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executive. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other permits (PA permit, alcohol licence, road closures, structures, fireworks)
- You may need to notify various services or obtain permission if you want to undertake certain activities:
- Liquor licences,
- Notify your fireworks display,
- PA permit (public address, large speakers) and noisy activities,
- Parish constables,
- Road closures and use of public areas,
- If you are erecting a marquee or structure (banners, hoardings), you require a permit from the HSE: email email@example.com with details fur further information.