Risk management of an event comprises of many different stages to calculate possible risks, enforce necessary precautions and personnel and log this information.
Risk assessments are not only in place to protect the employer but also the customers and employees. The process allows for potential problems that could arise prior to the event, therefore the risk can be minimised, but also multiple precautions can be put in place for the safety of the customers and workers of the event, for example, security.
‘The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that if you have five or more employees, a health and safety policy must be in operation, with a clear health and safety certificate displayed and visible to all employees.’ – Razaq Raj, Paul Walters & Tahir Rashid, Events Management principles and practice, 3rd Edition.
When a person or organisation put together an event they are required to obtain an electrical safety test certificate, with all equipment PAT tested by an electrical engineer.
Risk Assessments Explained:
1. Look for the Hazard
2. Decide who might be harmed and how
3. Evaluate the risk and decide whether the existing precautions are adequate or whether more should be done
4. Record your findings
5. Review your assessment and revise if necessary
( Razaq Raj, Paul Walters & Tahir Rashid, Events Management principles and practice, 3rd Edition. )