Park hire guide

Assess the risks

As the event organiser, you will be held liable by law for the safety of your staff and volunteers and everyone who attends the event.

You need to identify potential hazards and decide, with help if you need it, on what precautions you are going to put in place.

You need to do a risk assessment to make sure you are ready for anything that might happen. Complying with health and safety laws is a must if you are hiring council land. Risk assessments identify any potential hazards at your event and how you will deal with them if they happen. They are not always large documents, small events may only be a page or so long. It’s really important they are relevant and contain realistic ways of controlling/ mitigating the risks.

Plans should be put in place, as part of the risk assessment process, detailing how you would deal with an emergency, including personal accidents, lost children, adults at risk, staff/volunteer training or adverse weather conditions.