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Revision of the Event Safety Guide

The Event Safety Guide (HSG 195) requires updating to reflect legislative changes and improvements in industry practices. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in collaboration with the event industry and other key stakeholders will soon be in a position to start work on the production of new material for the guide.

The plan is for the revised guide to have a greater focus on risk assessment and management of health and safety.  The revision will also provide an opportunity to improve the existing format by the addition of case studies, practical information on risk management and changes to the structure of the guide to make it even easier to use.

The revised guide will be based around key health and safety topics such as management of health & safety, work at heights, transport management, welfare for workers and crowd management. Each topic based chapter would then give details of what the law requires and how to comply with it. Examples/case studies of good and bad practice will be used to illustrate how to do things well and what can go wrong.

We have a core group of industry representatives and regulators on the project steering group which will be chaired By HSE. Currently chapter working groups are being finalised. If you wish to be considered as a working group practitioner please contact Adrian Tinson, the project coordinator Adrian.Tinson@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Alternatively, as an interested party, you can register your interest separately via the Event Industry Forum website 1. Registration will allow you to comment on material as it is being drafted. Comments will be fed back to chapter chairs.

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