If you’re planning a large-scale or corporate event, safety and health are probably not the first things on your mind. Instead, you’ll probably brainstorm ideas about the themes or look at the various entertainment options. However, it’s important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring the welfare of the attendees. This is important if you want to have a successful event.
Take some time in the early planning stages to consider safety and health. By starting early, it will be easier to incorporate these elements into your overall event plan.
When you choose event suppliers, keep safety in mind. Safety and quality go hand-in-hand. Choose suppliers who have the relevant safety certifications that will help to ensure that they are reliable and maintain a high level of quality.
You should not trust a businesses brochure or website when it comes to claims about their equipment being certified and properly tested. Make sure to independently confirm all certifications. Every piece of equipment has a tag which can be checked independently against a national database. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supports PIPA, offering you further peace of mind when it comes to smoothly running a safe event.
We’ve come to rely on electricity and take it’s presence for granted. However, electrical equipment is known to fail and this can be disastrous when it comes to running an event. A lack of proper electrical safety measures can be fatal. If you want your attendees to flow through your event, you must make sure your electrical items are safe and reliable.
You should not leave risk assessment to the last minute. When you have your event structure in place, you need to begin the risk assessment process. This will give you time to alter your layout or plans if safety issues arise. Insurance should be one of the first considerations when planning a well-attended event. Both you and your suppliers need to have insurance in place.
A major part of risk assessment should be event staffing. You need to ensure there is a sufficient level of support within your team. There should be clear lines of communication between staff, regarding each person’s responsibilities. Your staff should be trained to sufficient standards. You should also have the proper numbers of first aiders available.
Your operating staff should be comprehensively trained to safely install and operate the equipment. They should have taken the supervisor and operational level examinations with the RPII. These exams will ensure that your inflatables and entertainment equipment remain safe fun for your attendees.
The secret to having a successful safety and health policy for your large-scale or corporate event is that it should be unnoticed by the attendees. If you plan in advance and choose the proper suppliers, who uphold their work’s safety, then you can look forward to an event that runs smoothly and that your attendees can enjoy.