An online toolkit for event organisers

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    Porthcawl Splash Up
  • Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
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    Farmer's Market
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    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
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    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
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    Crowd at Elvis Festival World record attempt
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    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
  • Elf-Steddfod
    Elf-Steddfod
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    This is Your Heritage
  • Elf-Steddfod
    Elf-Steddfod

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

To meet the legal requirements you must carry out a risk assessment to:

  • Identify all possible hazards (anything that could cause harm to anyone or anything);
  • Identify who or what might be harmed, and how;
  • Evaluate the risks (the likelihood and impact of something happening as a result of the identified hazard); and
  • Decide on the precautions that you will take to minimise the risks.
  • Record your findings in writing and implement them
  • Review the risk assessment to make sure that the precautions taken are working and update if necessary

Be sure to inform others working on the site or at the venue about your risk assessment and management plans to make sure everyone understands any risks and how to prevent incidents occurring. You could have it as a regular item on the agenda of your team meetings, so that it can be checked and updated on a regular basis to accommodate changes.

It's a good idea to re-visit your Risk Assessment on the day before your event begins to make sure it's still valid.

The Health and Safety Executive has put together some helpful information on the legal and safety implications of running an event. Visit www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/running.htm  for further details.