Write an event management plan
Section 14 - First aid
In this section, detail the first aid and medical provision at your event e.g. what equipment/facilities will be in place, who will administer first aid and what are their qualifications?
The online Purple Guide (which costs £25 plus VAT for a 12 month subscription) sets out that no event should have fewer than two first aiders (recommended as 2:1,000 for the first 3,000). More will be needed at larger events.
The guide provides a template to help establish your requirements based on:
- size of audience
- nature and type of event and entertainment
- location and type of venue – outdoor, indoor, seated, overnight camping etc.
- potential for misuse of alcohol or drugs
- seasonal weather factors
Through the SAG, the West Midlands Ambulance Service may comment on the level of first aid provision you have planned.
Download the West Midlands Ambulance Medical Form