Talking to our pool of advisors, who share the health and safety issues currently on their minds, a seasonal theme emerges.
With such a huge number of events at Christmas, often large-scale, and many of them involving putting up structures in public spaces, our health and safety advisors were reminded to emphasise a consideration – and not just for this time of year.
Structures put up overnight are climbing frames to, shall we say, inebriated partygoers. So experts advise to make the area secure –think about buying in security for when your event is under construction. We hate to be full of doom, but there’s always a sobering consequence that we want to protect readers from- if one of those people, inebriated or not, climb up and fall, the event organiser is in the tree of culpability and seen to be at fault. Don’t let that be you!
And to something more light-hearted:
Councils request that event organisers don’t use artificial snow when the weather gets to 4 degrees or lower as, just like the real stuff, fake snow can turn into ice.
Of course at this time of year creating a magical white Christmas is key- so here’s an event organiser’s tip. Source the snow that they use on film sets – Snow Business seems a good company to contact . The secret is to avoid the water or oil based snow but go for the completely synthetic stuff they use in the film industry.
Happy Christmas all!