This is a non-exhaustive list of Health and Safety considerations when running an event. Some of these points may only be relevant if you are running a larger event. The DEC cannot take any responsibility for problems that may arise during fundraising events.
- Are fire exits, fire extinguishers and assembly points all clearly signed?
- Are fire marshals fully briefed?
- Are clear emergency procedures displayed somewhere public and prominent?
- Are any uneven/hazardous surfaces roped off or clearly marked?
- Have you done a risk assessment of hazardous areas such as hot drink service areas, traffic routes or deep water?
- Will bad weather affect the event? Have you a back up plan and a plan to reduce any resulting hazards?
- Do you need public liability insurance?
- Is there suitable access and parking for all visitors/staff?
- Are there qualified first-aiders on site and sufficient first aid supplies?
- Have you notified the local emergency services about your event?
Volunteers / Staff
- Is there a specific person in charge of the event and has this been communicated to everyone involved?
- Are all staff/volunteers familiar with site layout, key phone numbers, first-aiders, emergency procedures and risk assessments?
- Is there enough enough staff to cope in an emergency situation?