Think about health and safety

The safety of the people attending your event must be your top priority.

Last updated: 6 April, 2021

Thinking about health and safety, considering what could go wrong and taking sensible precautions will mean: 

  • those who attend your activity will be as safe as possible 

  • you're prepared in an emergency 

Health and safety law does not, generally, force duties upon someone who is not an employer, self-employed or an employee (although civil law may apply). 

Look at this Health and Safety Executive checklist for managing a community hall. It can also be used for other spaces and venues.  

For more information on getting started with event safety, there’s a comprehensive section on the Health and Safety Executive website

I had to complete risk assessments and event plans for the council so that I could get the permissions I needed to hold my event

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