Author: ESP

Practical, event safety training articles by event practitioners

Event Management Plans

Introduction The concept of an Event Management Plan can be found in early event industry guidance such as the original Event Safety Guide (1999), paragraph 38: “To provide a comprehensive […]

Safety Advisory Groups (SAG)

What is a Safety Advisory Group or SAG? They are usually co-ordinated by a Local Authority (council) and made up of representatives from the local authority such as environmental health, […]

Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting It is important to make thorough records of any accidents, incidents or near misses that happen during the construction, deconstruction or live phase of an event. This is […]

Site Safety Inductions

Why give a site safety induction? It is important to brief people intending to start work or be present on your site to: Ensure they understand the site specific hazards […]

CDM Notifiable Projects

A project is notifiable to the Health & Safety Executive under CDM 2015 if it: Exceeds 30 days on site and 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project, […]

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Overview Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment […]

CDM Roles

Duty Holder Roles One of the key parts of CDM legislation is the way it defines how a project is structured. It instills clear roles and responsibilities for the team who […]

CDM Documentation

Documentation Within the CDM 2015 regulations there are three significant pieces of CDM documentation produced when undertaking a construction project  – Pre-Construction Information, the Construction Phase Plan and the Health […]

Duty of Care

All employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees. They also have a duty to protect non-employees from […]

Managing Sub-contractors

Sub-contractor competency The Health & Safety Executive has an excellent leaflet available to download on Using Contractors.  Both you and your contractors have responsibilities under health & safety law to […]

How to Write a Method Statement

Introduction A method statement is simply a description of how you are going to complete a task. It should allow someone who has no prior knowledge of your activity to understand exactly […]

Manual Handling

Further resources – Health & Safety Executive – Manual Handling According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at […]


Who is classed as ‘competent’? In the context of health & safety, ‘competency’ is defined as “The combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge that a person has and their ability […]

Event Electrical Safety

 Event Electrical Safety The HSE’s resource on electrical safety is a great starting point when managing electrical safety, including their FAQ Most events will require the use of electricity, either […]

Health & Safety FAQ

Why do I have to worry about Health & Safety? Legally, you have to…  The UK has a legal framework in place to ensure that employers provide a safe working […]