Event Organiser Engagement with Health and Safety14 Jan 2019
One of the biggest positive drivers of health and safety has been the proactive engagement of event organisers and promoters, which, since they are at the top of the commercial chain, is how it should be. We are now seeing organisers and promoters taking the reins with a larger and more significant presence on the various industry health, safety and security committees. This is to be welcomed. Venues and contractors traditionally dominate these forums as they tend to be the organisations with their own in house professional health and safety teams. Ultimately, however, it is organisers and promoters who generate the business which provides the resources to manage risk. The organiser/promoter sector needs to make the most of this opportunity to ensure that developments in health, safety and security strike the right balance between reducing risk and serving our customers and by extension promoting business growth.