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Health and safety guidelines

As an event organiser you are responsible for planning and managing risk at your event by taking all reasonably practicable steps to deliver a healthy and safe environment, and therefore enjoyable event experience. 

You have a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) to ensure the health and safety of all event participants, spectators, event staff, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers and other event delivery participants such as sponsors, and any persons legally entitled to be at or in the vicinity of the event site. 

To get approval to hold your event on Council-owned public open space, your documentation needs to demonstrate you have considered health and safety as part of your event planning.

To assist you with writing your plan, council has developed an Event health and safety guideline and optional tools to use as below: