The HSE publish a guide, HSE195, which aims to help those who organise events. The event organiser (whether an individual, collective or local authority) has prime responsibility for protecting the health, safety and welfare of everyone working at, or attending, the event.
The guide, can be freely downloaded from http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg195.pdf
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EVENT ORGANISERS RESPONSIBILITIES
Gone are the days of “my mate did a first aid course ages ago, he can cover it”.
With more and more claims arising as a result of accidents or injury the requirement for quality medical care has never been so important. But who is responsible for providing “adequate” medical cover for an event. Well, following discussions with the Health and Safety Executive, it is their opinion that the responsibility lies with the Event Organiser.
The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events state that Event Organisers should ensure that “Before contracting medical, ambulance or a first-aid provider for an event, it is important to ensure that they will be able to supply what is needed.” As the organiser of an event you are responsible for appointing a competent medical provider.
At OBS Medics LTD we are not only great and the medical stuff… we’re pretty good at the Health and Safety part too. so you can rest assured that your event is in good hands.