PLAN YOUR EVENT WITH A DETAILED HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS
The key elements to successful health and safety plans for events are:
creating a detailed, clear policy
a policy that covers from arrival on site to load in until the site is completely clear and as it was found
putting the policy into practice and ensuring it is adhered to
organising an effective management structure to deliver on the policy
monitor health and safety plans performance throughout the event
audit and review after the event to eliminate any glitches that may have occurred
EVALUATE ALL POTENTIAL RISKS AND PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES.
You think it’ll never happen. Unfortunately it does. It might happen one time in a million but the time that you are not prepared is the time your event health and safety plans will let you down. With no plan in place there is no direction and no procedure to guide patrons or staff. Ensure all risks are catered for even in the worst case scenario. Meticulous health and safety plans are essential and form part of the overal event management plan.
PERPARE THE SITE AND FACILITIES. ELIMINATE HAZARDS. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE.
Unfortunately the weather usually plays a big part in site preparation and facilities for outdoor events. Hail, rain or shine the event must go ahead so all weather must be catered for and that includes severe storms. Four seasons in one day! The weather can change dramatically within two to three hours as we have seen in the past. The site, facilities and crew need to be prepared for this so there is no doubt what to do. This is the importance of detailed event health and safety plans.
Your audience details are important. Where are they coming? What is the age proile? Will the need assistance? Will they take drugs? We work with Gardai, Fire Brigade, First Aid, Drug Awareness, Local Councils, AA Traffic Management, Sub Contractors and Insurance companies to ensure everybody involved has their say and every element is covered in detail.