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The eGuide is a landmark online resource providing invaluable guidance for anyone working in venues in the UK

Our eGuide is essential reading for venues.  The objective of the guide is to provide clear and straightforward guidance for achieving common standards of health, safety and operational planning, management and on-site conduct across UK event venues. 

Amongst other areas, the eGuide provides guidance on areas such as risk assessment, build up and breakdown and electrical testing.

Recognised as the industry’s best practice document, the eGuide is continually reviewed by working industry professionals who represent the best advice currently available, and who themselves have to work within the guidelines in their own professional capacities.


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eGuide adoptee

eGuide sample logoThe eGuide is a best practice document bringing together guidance for achieving common standards of health, safety and operational planning, management and on-site conduct for events at all participating UK AEV member venues. The eGuide is currently adopted by 19 venues, who meet twice a year to keep the guidance up-to-date.

If you are an AEV member who is interested in adopting the eGuide, we would ask you to read through the entire eGuide document to familiarise yourself with the content and contact Kim Dance to take your adoption forward on 01442 285811 or

Once approved, you will receive a copy of the eGuide Adoptee logo for your use in marketing collateral, website and email signatures.



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