Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is encouraging event organisers to plan ahead to make their events safe as well as enjoyable.
To help, the council’s Environmental Health team has produced an event safety pack which provides organisers with best practice advice and a step-by-step guide to the health and safety considerations which must be taken into account when organising an event. The pack also includes a useful checklist and risk assessment pro forma to help event organisers in the planning stages.
Karen McCulloch, Environmental Health Officer, commented: “There are lots of community events on around this time of year and it is important that organisers recognise the potential health and safety risks associated with events. This pack will allow organisers to plan better and ensure they minimise the chances of any incidents happening that are easily avoidable.”
For more information, or to request a copy of the event safety guide, call 028 9446 3113 or 028 9034 0000. A downloadable copy is also available at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Community-Wellbeing/Community-Support