Health and safety
You are responsible for protecting the health and safety of everyone attending your event, whether they are members of the public, event participants, volunteers or part of the event team. It’s your job to identify and manage all hazards and risks.
Every event should have a Health and Safety Plan. This is a detailed document that includes:
- A list of all possible hazards and how you plan to minimise them.
- Contact details for key event staff.
- Safety inspection details of the event site.
- Risk identification and assessment.
- An accident register.
- An incident plan stating how you will deal with any incidents.
- Plans for health and safety briefing for all participants (staff, performers etc) before the event.
- An evacuation plan.
Top of your list should also be talking to emergency services.
The size and type of your event will influence whether you need qualified first aiders on-site or whether you need St John Ambulance present. Either way you need to contact your local ambulance so they can be on standby.
Police will also need to be informed of your event and what it involves.
Make sure you provide emergency services with a site-map and key contact details of who they can get in touch with if there is an emergency.
- St John www.stjohn.org.nz/What-we-do/Event-Services or call 0800 785 646
- Cambridge Police 07 827 5531
- Te Awamutu Police 07 872 0100