Events on Council owned land

Event Risk Assessment

Organisers of events have a legal responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of any employees, volunteers or contractors involved in arranging the event and to the public and participants attending.

This should be done by carrying out a detailed risk assessment. All hazards associated with the event should be identified, the level of risk assessed and appropriate action taken to reduce these risks. All events must comply with recognised safety standards and you must take all reasonable precautions to ensure the event takes place safely. A formal record should be kept of the risk assessments.

Any contractors involved in the event should also carry out risk assessments. Where relevant, you should obtain copies of these. More information regarding risk assessments can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publications at HSE information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ. Tel: 01787 881165.